St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) made her triumphant return to Toronto last night for the first of two sold-out shows at The Danforth Music Hall. The American artist had a fantastic 2014, reaching a career high in an already impressive body of work with her self-titled record, St. Vincent, topping pretty much everyone’s must-listen-to list and recently earning her a Grammy for Best Alternative Rock Album.
The first night in Toronto may not have been as large as last year’s memorable NXNE performance – headlining Yonge-Dundas Square to some 20,000 music lovers – but the Danforth show was definitely more intimate and certainly welcomed by her fans.
Clark – backed by her three-piece band – ended on a big encore, crowd surfing through a sea of outstretched hands and over the heads of people who had lined up as early as 3:00 pm to be in the front row.
As last night’s display proved, there’s a reason why Clark has topped countless lists for best live acts. Regardless of stage size, she brings a massive sound and talent with her – playing the guitar with fingers that probably don’t operate the way normal fingers operate. Luckily Toronto gets to see St. Vincent do it all over again tonight, too.
Former Music Editor & Concert Photographer at Live in Limbo. Sarah was born in Toronto. She's worked at some places that you've heard of (like NXNE) and some that you haven't. She is an Academy Delegate at the JUNOs (CARAS). You can usually find Sarah at a concert, on Twitter @beets, or on Instagram @sarahrix. She also likes dogs and cheeseburgers.