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David Byrne + St.Vincent Switch- Performing Each Other’s Songs

You’ve seen David + Annie together, now watch as they perform each other’s songs! Below “Burning Down the House” is a video of St. Vincent performing “Northern Lights” followed by David Byrne putting his spin on St. Vincent’s fabulous single, “Cruel.” 


“Northern Lights”:

“Cruel”:

St. Vincent + David Byrne Tour Dates
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/21 – Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal
09/23 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
09/25 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
09/26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
09/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
09/30 – N. Bethesda MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
10/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
10/05 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
10/06 – Houston, TX @ Hobby Center
10/07 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
10/10 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
10/12 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ 5th Avenue Theatre
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts
01/14 – Melbourne, AU @ Arts Centre
01/15 – Melbourne, AU @ Arts Centre
01/17 – Sydney, AU @ State Theatre
01/18 – Sydney, AU @ State Theatre
01/20 – Tasmania, AU @ Mona Foma

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Daniel Hart | Texas Mini-Tour

daniel hart If you are familiar with St. Vincent, The Rosebuds, and John Vanderslice, then you have already been introduced to Daniel Hart. He is out now on a Texas tour to bring you his solo sound. Daniel is a virtuoso playing the violin and singing and able to bring a ton of emotion through his songs. If you are in the Texas area I highly recommend you check him out at the following locations.

Good luck Daniel! Wishing you the best.  

Thurs. Jan 26 – San Antonio at 502

Fri. Jan 27 – Austin at the Mohawk

Sat. Jan 28 – Dallas at El Sibil

Sun. Jan 29 – Denton at Dan’s Silverleaf

To listen to some of his music check out his bandcamp here: Daniel Hart’s Bandcamp

xx Illyana Boc

St. Vincent’s Spring Tour [w/ Tune-Yards]

oh happy day …

02/21 – Istanbul, TR @ Salon IKSV
02/22 – Rome, IT @ Lanificio 159
02/23 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
02/24 – Milan, IT @ Tunnel
02/26 – Paris, FR @ Alhambra
02/27 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
02/28 – Brussels, BE @ Botanique
02/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
03/02 – Porto, PT @ Vodafone Mexe Festival
03/08 – Perth, AU @ Rosemount Hotel
03/10 – Brisbane, AU @ The Hi-Fi
03/12 – Sydney, AU @ Factory Theatre
03/14 – Melbourne, AU @ The Hi-Fi
04/14 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/17 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theater *
04/21 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/24 –  Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater *
05/03 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s
05/05 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
05/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar
05/08 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
05/09 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
05/10 – Indianapolis, IN@ Deluxe at Old National Centre
05/11 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
05/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
05/14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
05/15 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
05/17 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
05/18 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
05/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
05/21 – Nashville, TN@  Cannery Ballroom
05/22 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
05/23 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/24 – Richmond, VA @ The National

* = w/ tUnE-yArDs

The Lost Copy of 2011 Indie Faves

Any of our blogging friends will tell you it is not as simple as it seems. I’m not sure I ever would have believed that myself if I did not start Blue Sky as a solo project which remained such until some rather recent blessings.

2011 was a year of insanity and frustration that was only outweighed by excitement and gratitude for the pay-offs and opportunities and the incredible feedback that kept the clouds at bay… 

Hours of codes and googling and death-threats-to-my-laptop left me at the end of 2011 with the task of The Top List.

I LOST MINE THREE TIMES! Twice thanks to 3rd party apps and the other I had finally deiced to write elsewhere when my PC crashed!

Well today I discovered it auto-saved this whole time  (Very humorous!) and I spent so long on it, the heck if I am not going to share it now.

So here is my Original First Draft of The Top Releases in 2011

I’ve excluded those which I was able to remember and include on the Main Blue Sky’s Best post.
M83 ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’
Iron & Wine ‘Kiss Each Other Clean’
tUnE-­yArDs ‘w h o k i l l’
St. Vincent ‘Strange Mercy’
My Morning Jacket ‘Circuital’
Bright Eyes ‘The People’s Key’
The Antlers ‘Burst Apart’
Girls ‘Father, Son, Holy Ghost’
Bjork ‘Biophilia’
Washed Out ‘Within And Without’
The Mountain Goats ‘All Eternals Deck’
Eddie Vedder ‘Ukulele Songs’
Destroyer ‘Kaputt’
Cut Copy ‘Zonoscope’
Little Dragon ‘Ritual Union’
Laura Marling ‘A Creature I Don’t Know’
F—ked Up ‘David Comes To Life’
Atlas Sound, ‘Parallax’
James Vincent McMorrow, ‘Early in the Morning’
Peter Bjorn And John, ‘Gimme Some’
Deer Tick, ‘Divine Providence’
Tegan And Sara, ‘Get Along’
Zola Jesus, ‘Conatus’
Devotchka, ‘100 Lovers’
Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx ‘We’re New Here’
Gem Club
Twin Sister ‘In Heaven’
The Horrors ‘Skying’
I Break Horses ‘Hearts’
Dum Dum Girls ‘Only in Dreams’
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Dodos ‘No Color’
Low ‘C’mon’
The Dears
Future Islands ‘On the Water’

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  • How’d you like to Meet your New Blue Sky Journalist?

    May we introduce to you Miss Illyana Boc, our little Texas starlet who you obviously will see lots more of during SXSW!

    We are glad to welcome Illyana on board. It was easy to say a big YES when she first showed interest in being a part of the blog. Her classic taste in music and love for more indie acts like St. Vincent didn’t hurt that decision any.

    Here is Illyana Boc’s Personal Playlist Bio ‘11

    1. Jackson Browne – These Days (covered by Nico, covered by St. Vincent) 
    “This is my all time favorite song.”
    2. The Beatles – Till There Was You
    3. Daniel Johnston – True Love Will Find You In The End
    4. The Doors – Break On Through (To The Other Side)
    5. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
    6. John Mayer – Neon
    7. Laura Marling – Your Only Doll (Dora)
    8. LCD Soundsystem – I Can Change
    9. The Everly Brothers – All I Have To Do Is Dream
    10. Regina Spektor – On The Radio
    11. The Velvet Underground – All Tomorrow’s Parties, Candy Says, Pale Blue Eyes
    12. The Strokes – Under Control, Someday, You Only Live Once, Is This it
    13. St. Vincent – Your Lips Are Red, Strange Mercy, The Party, All My Stars Aligned, etc.

    You can connect with Illyana + find more, including her own music [on Sunfish Records] via the links below:

    Twitter: @illyanaboc