"Actor," the second album by Texas singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is one of the most impressive, ambitious and cinematic indie-rock/orchestral pop discs in years. Will she be able to replicate it live? Aside from a few bursts of histrionic over-indulgence, she did at South by Southwest last March. She performs here at 7:30 p.m. Sunday [June 7] at Metro, 3730 N. Clark, following openers Pattern is Movement. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 day of show via www.metrochicago.com. (Tickets purchased for the original venue, Epiphany, will be honored.)
Clark also performs a free show on Monday, June 8, at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion in Millennium Park, 201 E. Randolph. Allá opens at 6:30 p.m.
With last year's "Acid Tongue," country-pop singer and songwriter Jenny Lewis proved that her brilliant 2006 solo bow "Rabbit Fur Coat" was no fluke, and her live shows just get better and better every time she comes through town. She performs tonight [Friday, June 5] at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, on an inspired double bill with the Sadies. Tickets are $22; call (773) 929-5959.