David Byrne & St. Vincent

. June 26, 2013.
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Rock stars rarely come more literate or articulate than David Byrne, who dropped out of the Rhode Island School of Design in order to make punk music in the rough-and-tumble CBGB's scene in New York City. The resulting band, The Talking Heads, brought funk and art back into rock music. These days Byrne is a bit more mellow, and a lot more introspective—he's touring with indie rock darling St. Vincent behind their 2012 collaboration album, Love This Giant. Speaking of Ms. Vincent, she's only been making music for six years, but she's no slouch herself. As a former member of Michigan native Sufjan Stevens's backing band, she earned her stripes as a guitar slinger before embarking on a critically-acclaimed solo career. Together they make supple rock music, backed with lush brass sections, as arty as it is precious.

$55-$77. 8pm. The Michigan Theater. 603 E. Liberty St. 734-668-8463. www.michtheater.org—JS

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