Tuesday June 16, 2009 | 8:00PM
Bottletree Cafe (Get Directions)
SECRET HISTORY PRESENTS: ST. VINCENT / PATTERN IS MOVEMENT
Two years ago, Annie Clark's recorded debut as St. Vincent, 'Marry Me', gave immediate notice that a dizzying new talent had emerged from the flatlands of Texas. Critics from all points of the cultural compass-from Pitchfork to Spin to the New York Times Magazine-were entranced by the album's precocious arrangements and elegant lyrics, and the steadily growing crowds at St. Vincent's live shows were astonished by Clark's gargantuan musical chops and her magnetic stage presence. No small number of St. Vincent fans took the title of 'Marry Me' literally, had their hearts duly broken, and wouldn't have had it any other way. The record was heralded as a remarkably successful entrance and Clark capped a year of international touring by winning the Plug Awards' Female Artist of the Year.

This show is for ages 18+; Doors at 8pm.
Tickets for this show are $12.

Tickets
General Admission
$12.00
Ticket sales ended Jun 16, 2009 7:00 PM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.

Movement
St. Vincent
St. Vincent is the band/pseudonym/persona of singer-multi-instrumentalist, Annie Clark. The maddeningly talented 23- year old is a veteran guitarist for two musical armies, The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Steven's touring band. She also happens to be a dear friend of the Bottletree. "Marry Me," St. Vincent's debut record-- which also happens to have been recorded in Birmingham with Bottletree sound engineer Daniel Farris-- will be available on Beggars Banquet July 2007. St. Vincent's music is honest and sharp as a tack. Blending a smartly crafted deluge of guitar, bass, and beats pulsing forward with warmth and immediacy, her rawer moments are complimented by her unassailably classic vocal style. The lyrics can be weird or tongue-in-cheek or dead serious, capturing verily what it feels like to be 23 years old in America and caught up in the delirium of love blues and wartime blues and the various swashbuckling adventures of existence. Horns and strings cry out brassy and full-bodied over digital keyboards. Songs rock out vigorously, break down into squiggling post-noise-rock deconstructions, roll out mellow and slow-flowing as a river. Backing harmonies and kiddie choirs loom in the distance, rise, and lilt above the stately grandiosity. And she keeps good company. David Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson shows up on two songs, as does Brian Teasley from Man or Astro-man but, mostly, it’s just Annie, a multi-instrumentalist for a new era. more >>>