Kurt Vile at World Cafe Live
There are a lot of great local Philly musicians. Some make it out of Philly and tour the world. Others make it to NYC. Kurt Vile is a local guy, and I’d say he’s doing alright for himself so far. Trying to describe Kurt’s sound doesn’t ever do his sound any justice. Droning, shoegazer, stoner rock, alternative throwback. His sound seems to evolve from album to album, yet it keeps its base quality. His new album, Smoke Ring For My Halo has been growing on me after each subsequent listen. The new album is the reason I decided to attend this show. I saw Kurt Vile open for Pavement this past fall, but the echoing vastness of The Mann Music Center didn’t help his sound at all. I was looking forward to seeing him up close and personal this time around. I’d never seen J Mascis either. I looked forward to seeing his stripped down acoustic set as well. Here are some videos I took to mark the occasion…..