Perhaps a stranger to the breathlessness of an 81-degree, 87-percent-humidity spring night in Miami, Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, took the stage at The Stage Thursday night in a glittery, long-sleeve shirt, leather shorts, and sheer, black stockings and proceeded to jack up the temperature in the packed venue with a performance at turns funky, sensual, and chaotic that left the crowd of several hundred stinking of sweat and smoke and deafened by the sound of their own screaming. Playing with a band, it was Clark’s first ever Miami performance and one of the last U.S. dates on a tour behind her third studio album, Strange Mercy.
Although she’s been to Miami before, Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is still shocked that it is part of the good ol’ U.S. of A. “I get astounded at how varied the United States are, that we have this tropical paradise,” she explains. (Clearly this quote predates this past weekend’s cannibalism incident.)
On the tail-end of a spring tour behind her third and latest album, Strange Mercy, Clark will perform at The Stage, in the Design District, on Thursday, May 31.