Photo Recap: St. Vincent at Old National Center

 

When St. Vincent played Deluxe, the intimate all-ages venue at the Old National Center, back in 2012 she was touring her Strange Mercy album. The club was packed with fans expecting to witness Annie Clark’s guitar prowess, but they got so much more. On display was an artist who not only could fucking shred, but who could successfully weave electronic and post-punk elements into her captivatingly eccentric indie rock. This stylistic transition and pop-experimentation was the infancy of what would grow into her latest album, Masseduction.

This year St. Vincent performed at the Egyptian Room, Old National Center’s large upstairs venue, with a three-act set consisting of a short film and two musical segments. She performed solo throughout the evening along with her pre-recorded accompaniment, relying on her performance and persona to fill the stage. Although Clark’s musicianship and stunning voice were just as present as during her 2012 visit to Indy, this performance was more than the sum of its set list: it was a carefully crafted visual and aural experience. The show was a mix of performance and performance art, complete with costume changes(!), by a fully realised artist bravely taking chances. If Masseduction and its accompanying live show are any indication of St. Vincent’s ability to stylistically evolve, I can’t wait to see where her next chapter goes.

 

St. Vincent

 

Photos by Doug Fellegy (via Flickr)

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