I was lucky enough to catch St. Vincent live three times this year. NXNE in Toronto (she played the shut down streets of Yonge & Dundas Square), Pitchfork Fest in Chicago (in which she smashed her head into a kick drum) and then Pitchfork Paris (I took a photo, see below). Each time Annie Clark has shred me to bits. Each time she gives me chills. She's a rock god and a beast of talent. Her 2014 album is a favourite of the year and now she's nominated for a Grammy. Fingers crossed, she wins. And she should. Obviously.