St Vincent @ The Hi-Fi0March 12th, 2012Live
I must admit I have been out of the loop with shooting live music for the past few months. With a crazy end to my freelance work at the end of last year and life still in catch up mode now, it has left me with very little time and energy to get out on the gig scene.
This week sees things settle down a little and therefore I am out again shooting at the HiFi again for the second time this week, with St Vincent. This was one of those gigs where by I didn’t instantly know the artist. With a request coming from my editor, I often use my role as music photographer to get off my arse and discover new music. A few years ago when Maximo Park hit the stage of The Zoo I became an instant fan running out and buying their whole discography based on one show. Though I am not running out instantly to buy St Vincent’s back catalogue, her performance at The Hi Fi definitely stirred a curiosity. An ex-member of Polyphonic Spree and part of Surfjan Stevens’ touring band (thanks Wikipedia), here is a live performance of St Vincent playing her track Surgeon as a small taste.