David Byrne makes something of a homecoming tomorrow when he returns to Baltimore for a show with St. Vincent at the Meyerhoff. Byrne grew up in Arbutus and graduated from Landsdowne High School before going global with Talking Heads. Since that band combusted, he’s launched a record label, made a bunch of cool artwork, written an excellent book, continued to make good music, and rebuffed offers for a hits heavy/cash grab tour with his old band mates. The man exudes integrity and can still bring the heat, as this clip with St. Vincent (see below) makes clear. Although the pair’s Love This Giant album felt tentative, they seem to have hit their stride on this tour. For more evidence of that, download the free Brass Tactics EP.
Photo: Andreas Laszlo Konrath