Kurt Vile and Purling Hiss @ The Grog Shop 4.2.2016
Kurt Vile is chill, so fucking chill. Words crawl out of his mouth in a slacked drawl. Notes from his guitar have so much reverb they sound as if they had wobble their way through jelly on their way from the stage to your ears. Kurt Vile is so fucking chill, he inspires conversations between strangers on the amazingness that is legal weed in Colorado. The truth is, it takes a lot of work to be that chill. Vile alternates nimble finger picking with all out assaults on his guitar.
Watch Me: “Life Like This” by Kurt Vile
Kurt Vile, has long been known as a rambling blues man whose complex, dreamlike melodies fuck with long-standing norms of the genre. But, did you know Kurt Vile is also a piano man? On "Like Like This," the latest preview from his forthcoming Matador album, Vile augments that wandering guitar style of his, not with more guitar and more feedback, but with a persistent piano loop giving, this otherwise rootsy track a sly modern feel.
New Jam City: New Jams by Fuzz, Kurt Vile, and Archie & The Bunkers
Not to be confused with The Ty Segall Band, Fuzz is that other band from the prolific, left-coast garage rocker, Ty Segall. And like Fuzz's 2013 release, "Rat Race" and "Pollinate" from Fuzz's forthcoming, In the Red Records release on 10.23, both feature that smoked out, heavy duty blues sound your longhaired uncle dropped out to in 1973.
Nelsonville Music Festival 2014 In Pictures, In Words
2014 Nelsonville Music Festival - Images by Mara Robinson
Editor's Note: While I wasn't able to make this year's Nelsonville Music ...
The Rockometer: “it’s a big world out there (and i am scared)” by Kurt Vile
Kurt Vile and the Violators
"it's a big world out there (and i am scared)"
Kurt Vile's ...
The Rockometer: Wakin’ on a Pretty Daze by Kurt Vile
Wakin' on a Pretty Daze
Kurt Vile ...
Play Me: “Never Run Away” by Kurt Vile
Damn you, Kurt Vile. How am I supposed to write anything critical or snarky about your new single with your young daughter adorably prancing ...
Play Me: “Wakin’ on a Pretty Day” by Kurt Vile
As the title would imply, the bright and free melody of Kurt Vile's "Waking on a Sunny Day," evokes images of a leisurely stroll through the ...