St. Vincent

Indie Rock Iwo Jima
I had the great pleasure of seeing St. Vincent earlier this week at the 9:30 Club in DC. NPR was there to record it, and you can download the audio here.

If you're not doing anything tonight at 9, you can stream the New York concert live at

The second encore of Tuesday's show ended with an epic (even by Annie Clark standards) guitar freak-out that brought Annie off the stage and into the crowd. It featured a lot of improvised riffs and noises made by the sweaty hands of her adoring fans. Five seconds after I took this picture I was one of those adoring, sweaty hands. Good times. I wound up hanging on to her capo for a bit, but gave it back to a roadie after the show. A guitar pick is a legitimate souvenir, but anything beyond that feels like stealing.