Annie Clark was born in Tulsa, but St. Vincent was born in the studio. The last few years have witnessed the lithesome artist with an ethereal stage name make a strong impression in rock and alternative between her feathery vocals, wrenching lyrics, asymmetric rhythms and buzz-saw guitar, St. Vincent’s sound distends out of the familiar into pure fascination. With the release of her third album, Strange Mercy, St. Vincent has toured heavily across the country and world, catching notice for a ferocious, synth-heavy acuity for tune-smithing that has drawn parallels to Bjork. St. Vincent heads to her birthplace with a May 15 date at Cain’s Ballroom and a fan base eager to see Clark’s musical dexterity and fetching stage presence live along with a sound that has been called one of the most unique and forward-thinking albums to come along in a while. For tickets go to www.cainsballroom.com.