Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ticket Giveaway - David Byrne & St Vincent - Palace Theater - 6.30.13 - Show Preview - Concert Preview

David Byrne & St Vincent will be making an appearance next Sunday, 6.30 at the Palace Theater in Greensburg. The duo are both well known for their solo albums and musical acumen. The artist released a collaboration this past year entitled Love This Giant which was met with solid reviews. It's a dramatic collection of uptempo pop songs glued together by brass elements and bit avant garde. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual just email us your name to pghmusicreport@gmail.com to be entered.

From their press:



Though Byrne and Clark each have an unmistakable sound and persona that have made them such compelling performers on their own, their voices manage to blend naturally, effortlessly, here. Sometimes they trade verses; at others they sing in unison. Like friends who can finish each other’s sentences, when one takes the spotlight alone, it’s often with words that the other provided. The brass lends the songs an appealing theatrical sheen while programmed percussion provides a contemporary feel. The inventive arrangements have clearly sparked some remarkable vocal performances—check out Byrne on the syncopated I Should Watch TV or Clark on the grand Optimist. Though there’s no overarching theme to Love This Giant, surreal images of nature dominate the lyrics, most of which were worked on in tandem by Byrne and Clark. The threat of natural disaster promises an emotional epiphany; urban apocalypse gives way to a garden party.



Happenstance brought these artists together, but the work they’ve made together feels more like fate. David Byrne’s own boundary-erasing approach to pop music had arguably laid a broad foundation for a new generation of independent-minded artists in Brooklyn and beyond, including Clark, who’d been constructing bedroom recordings for several years before publicly assuming the moniker of St. Vincent. Byrne, a peripatetic concert-goer who can often be glimpsed arriving at New York City venues on his bicycle, reckons he first caught St. Vincent in 2008 at Bowery Ballroom, not long after she’d released her debut Marry Me, and he continued to follow her career since then. Clark thought of him as “a ghost figure,” who would discreetly come to her shows: “I wouldn’t really see him, but I’d hear he was there. And I’d get really excited.”

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets can be found here

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