Kurt Vile

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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile At The Orpheum in LA

Although this collaboration is their first, Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett seemed innately connected on stage as they traded off gnarled guitar riffs and deadpan deliveries of their stream of consciousness style lyrics at the Orpheum in LA.

Julie Ruin, Wilco and Kurt Vile Storm Union Park At Pitchfork Festival 2015

“Everyone please remain calm and evacuate the premises immediately,” the voice echoed spookily over a loudspeaker, engulfing the Pitchfork Festival attendees at Chicago’s Union Park. What quickly sparked into a scene that could have been a part of the Hunger Games series, people abandoned their posts around the festival’s stages, allowing for all chaos to ensue.

Something Like Idols: Kurt Vile

Right when musicianship of the likes of Duane Allman seemed inimitable, the Philadelphia-born Kurt Vile manages to reinvigorate the musical stylings of the 70s while fostering his own unmistakable brand of zenned-out, guitar-picking psych-folk.