After weeks of touring and stops at various festivals around the country Annie Clark aka St. Vincent stopped in Austin for what seemed like a victory lap. Over the course of two days she made stops at Waterloo Records for an in store, had a triumphant show at The Mohawk and finished it all off with a beautiful set for the Austin City Limits program. We were lucky enough to make 2 out of the 3 performances (sorry Waterloo) and were able to get some amazing shots. We also tried a new thing letting our Twitter followers choose which songs they wanted us to record. Both "Marrow" and "Now, Now" had the highest votes so we went ahead and shot them both. Also check out Austin Bloggy Limits and Austin Kleon for more recaps from this weekend.
The line outside of the Mohawk was insane leading up to show time but we managed to get in just in the nick of time. Clark came out and you could see that she was both pleased and surprised with the adoration. She played what I think was a near perfect set in pretty much the order I would choose if given the opportunity. Given that it was the last show of the tour during the encore they invited Pattern Is Movement out and toasted the crowd (and themselves) with a bottle of champagne. So fitting.
St. Vincent Set List - The Mohawk 6.19.09
"Save Me From What I Want"
"Actor Out Of Work"
"Paris Is Burning" (solo)
"Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood"
"Just The Same But Brand New"
"Your Lips Are Red"
Seeing that the set at The Mohawk was so amazing the night before I knew that I could expect close to perfection for the Austin City Limits taping. Maybe setting the standards a little high? Yes, but I have to admit it came pretty close. I have to take a second to say that the staff for the tapings are the most amazing people. Everyone that is involved is extremely friendly and helpful from beginning to end. Thanks for that! But back to the show. The taping began promptly and was amazing throughout. She played a set that focused heavily on her latest album Actor and included a fantastic cover of the Beatles song "Dig A Pony". She apparently wasn't happy with her first take of Marry Me so came out after the initial encore for a second shot. No complaints for the crowd. I also picked up this limited poster for the show(below). It was designed by Farley Bookout and the inspiration for the artwork was drawn for her love of war propaganda illustration and Victorian history. Very fitting.
St. Vincent Set List | Austin City Limits
Save Me From What I Want
Actor Out of Work
Dig A Pony (Beatles Cover)
Laughing with a Mouth of Blood
Just the Same But Brand New
Your Lips Are Red
Marry Me (redux)