Exactly one month after garnering the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album (effectively beating Jack White, Alt-J, Arcade Fire, and Cage the Elephant), singer-songwriter St. Vincent paid Providence a special visit for an explosive show at Lupo's on Sunday. High expectations were in place for the critically-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and her 18-song set, which spanned over an hour and a half, definitely did not disappoint.
Boston Calling is only a few months away, so we figured we'd give you a run-down of the great WBRU acts you can see at this spring's festival. Check out our guide to increase your chances of impressing fellow attendees on May 22-24 with all of your musical knowledge.
The Wrap-Up brings you the 10 largest music news stories of the week as well as information about new album and music video releases.
HEADLINES OF THE WEEK
1. Modest Mouse releases new song "Lampshades on Fire" preceding their first album in eight years
On Tuesday the indie rock band Modest Mouse released their lead single, "Lampshades on Fire," from their upcoming album Strangers to Ourselves. They've actually been playing the song regularly at live g
What's better than Poliça, who'll be rockin' the Met on March 30? What's better than new SBTRKT? What's better than St. Vincent, who'll make your hair stand on end at Lupo's on May 3? Hearing them all in one hour, obvs
Tonight's Exposure was an all-American success: First there was the Sleeper/Agent + Fun. show down at Lupo's, then Colby Jack busted out some St. Vincent and was hit on by a nice brunette named Jules! Truly, this is the stuff of which dreams are crafted
Any time you can get the Mars Volta and St. Vincent together in the same hour is a moment for celebration, so start spiking the Kool-Aid and writing alibis. Did you know that St. Vincent is gonna be at Lupo's on May 3? With Shearwater? Did you just start crying with joy? If so, let me slap a Gansett in your hand and offer my condolences
We went for the international jugular tonight, and I won't apologize. Nous Non Plus pulled out all the funky stops they could find, Porcelain Raft dropped out of nowhere from Italy, the Asteroids Galaxy Tour singed off their own eyebrows (seriously, what the hell is their deal; "Heart Attack" is like candy-coated lightning), and Sleigh Bells -- wait, nevermind, Sleigh Bells aren't foreign, they're just supernatural.
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