Photos: David Byrne and St. Vincent Live

A stellar musical collaboration owns the stage at New York City's Beacon Theater.
David Byrne and St. Vincent

Nearly three years ago, writes Mother Jones music contributor Alyssa Battistoni, former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne and St. Vincent's Annie Clark agreed to play a benefit show together in New York; by the time they were done, they were plotting a collaborative album. Here's how Battistoni describes the result (read her full review here):

Love This Giant is a tremendously rich, eclectic album that doesn't stand still for a minute. Every song is packed with references, sounds, ideas, precisely chosen words—and yes, those glorious horns. If you like Talking Heads or David Byrne or St. Vincent, I suspect you'll love it. On the other hand, to quote a friend, "If you don't particularly care for David Byrne and also you don't particularly care for St. Vincent, well then I have to admit your tastes are an enigma to me."

Freelance photographer Jacob Blickenstaff, who shot these great photos at Nashville's annual Americana Festival last month, brought his camera to a David Byrne/St. Vincent show at New York City's Beacon Theater and came back with these photos and more.

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