Posted in Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on April 25th, 2022
Easter 2021. I’m sitting in a hotel room. My wife and son are asleep in the adjoining room. Meanwhile, I’m sitting in a chair flipping through channels on the television. I come upon PBS where music is typically opera or symphony-based. However, on this particular occasion, I am witnessing something far different. A lady dressed in a red vinyl dress is playing guitar at the Austin City Limits. It’s clearly rock with a bit of indie and pop thrown in for good measure. But it’s unique all its own and familiar at the same time. At first, I’m drawn in by her beauty, but I stay far longer once I hear her music and captivating sound. Within days, I’m buying Masseduction (and have bought several of her other CDs since then). Her name is St. Vincent. As it turns out, even before I was in that hotel room late at night, she was working on a mockumentary called The Nowhere Inn. After the film falling victim in part to COVID for its release, it finally made it’s way to Blu-ray. Let’s take a look.