St. Vincent Covers Tom Petty and SMB for Rachel Comey

The fashionable St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) performed a few acoustic numbers for hot designer Rachel Comey‘s Fashion Week show today.

According to Spinner, Annie performed instrumental versions of her own songs (“The Stranger”) as well as tracks by the Steve Miller Band and then followed up with a cover of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’,” and Randy Newman’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On.”

Check out these videos of the performance by Teen Vogue:

“The Stranger”:

“Free Fallin'”

Even more info at Stylecaster.

Dark Was the Night @ Radio City Music Hall Last Night

Quickly, the charity performance of artists who have appeared on Dark Was the Night compilation was at Radio City Music Hall last night. Amidst rumors of Blonde Redhead and Sufjan Stevens playing, neither group/performer got onstage at the event.

The bands who actually did perform were:

Dirty Projectors
My Brightest Diamond
The National
Dave Sitek (from TV on the Radio)
David Byrne

Bon Iver
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings

[Encore] Tribute to Pete Seeger with all bands (and a random appearance by St. Vincent – aka Annie Clark) singing altogether a song Seeger made famous “This Land Is Your Land,” with Sharon Jones busting out solo into a sassy rendition of the song a quarter of the way through (below).

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VIDEO: St Vincent’s “Actor Out of Work”

The unstoppable Annie Clark (aka – St. Vincent) has just released a new music video for the song “Actor Out of Work” in anticipation of her new album, Actor, which will be released on May 5th:

The sound is a lot more daring and bold than what was on her debut album. As per usual, you can probably expect that when she plays the song live it will sound very different, and more likely than not sound 10x more awesome than it already does.

Can you hear my girl-crushing heart beating?

St. Vincent Plays River to River

Tonight, folks who headed down to Castle Clinton in Battery Park were treated to not only beautiful, breezy summer weather, but a glorious set by Brooklyn transplant (and TMA fave) Annie Clarke–aka St. Vincent–as part of the FREE River to River Festival that brings awesome music events to the city each year.

Annie and her 6-piece band hit the stage promptly after 7pm completely decked out in white ensembles. Annie looked adorable in a sleeveless white A-line dress with black detailing and a black belt cinched around the waist. She donned black fishnet stockings (with a huge hole at the back of her left knee), black jazz shoes, and off-white plastic sunglasses.

Annie tried out some new songs, one of which she explained was inspired by all the Prince music she has been listening to recently. (Named “Comp” or “Camp” on the set list.) The song featured a chorus of “Better be moving on…” repeated over and over, and had a very slow, groovy R&B vibe to it. Another new tune, (tentatively referred to as “Trills”) was probably one of the best songs of the night, with a big brass/woodwind sound (french horn, sax, and flute) and a head-bopping drum beat.

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House of Campari: St. Vincent

Last week was the XYZ Affair, this week the musical ante was upped with the House of Campari offering “A Night with St. Vincent” aka- Annie Clark.

She did a nice little set, comprised of songs from her debut album (“Marry Me,” “Paris Is Burning,” “Jesus Saves, I Spend,” “Your Lips Are Red,” “Now, Now” ) and her cover version of “Dig a Pony” by the Beatles.

Great little intimate set. Annie Clark is adorable!

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