Rock & Pop

David Byrne and St. Vincent

When: Sun., July 21, 8 p.m. 2013

Talking Heads’ David Byrne and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) are incredibly charismatic, quirky performers and songwriters in their own right. They joined forces in 2012 to release Love This Giant, which ended up on many year-end lists, including the Express’ Azeen Ghorayshi’s. When Byrne and Clark toured last fall, their live act was heavily praised, largely for its theatricality. The duo is backed by an enormous brass band, which lends a larger-than-life, celebratory air to the performance, and Byrne and Clark’s distinctive voices remain crisp, whether they’re harmonizing or singing solo. It’s anyone’s guess how long the creative partners — who are separated by nearly thirty years — will continue performing together, so catch them while you can at The Fox Theater (1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). If you’re lucky, they may even perform a few renditions of their solo favorites.

Madeleine Key

Price: $45-$55

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