Annie Clark's eyes — burning through your soul underneath blue eyelids and perfectly-manicured brows — are kind of impossible to look away from. The 31-year-old Tulsa-born siren better known as St. Vincent has been an easy-to-crush-on indie-rock icon since her 2007 debut Marry Me, and everything she's offered after than has been impossible to ignore as well.
On Saturday night Clark took to the season-ending episode of Saturday Night Live to make her SNL debut, delivering a pair of songs from her latest self-titled album. If the performances were any indication about what she has to offer, then you're going to want to make sure you're already in your seat when she warms the stage for the Black Keys this December. Clark is already famous for her beguiling guitar work, and her SNL performances were further proof as she and her guitarist/keyboardist choreographed their way through "Digital Witness" and "Birth In Reverse."
Have a look at the performances below. She and The Black Keys hit The Tampa Bay Times Forum (401 Channelside Dr., Tampa) on December 16. Tickets are $35-$75; more information is available here. If you can't wait that long, then head to The Beacham (46 N. Orange Avenue) in Orlando on October 7 when St. Vincent plays a headline show. Tickets to that one are $25-$40, and more information is available here.
Stream St. Vincent here.