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Kurt Vile on WFMU @ UCB - Oct 7, 2009 (notladj)
Kurt Vile

"Kurt opened the night with two solo numbers that haven't appeared on any record, to my knowledge. I recognized "Peeping Tomboy" from one of the Ray Concepcion videos from Kurt Vile's last Silent Barn show, which I've posted below. If I had any doubt that Kurt Vile has any more good material left in him after this new album, "Peeping Tomboy" puts my worries to rest. With the October 6th release of Childish Prodigy, it was no surprise that Kurt Vile and the Violators mostly performed songs from that album. However, he performed a couple of songs off Constant Hitmaker, and they were given the Violators treatment. Of course, KV and the Violators tackled "Freeway," the song that Kurt once referred to as their Billboard chart hit, "right above 'Like a Rolling Stone.'" By far, the live version of "Freeway" is my favorite, mostly due to J Turbo's added harmonica part. No "My Sympathy" this night, but Kurt said he would definitely play it at his next NYC show. I will be there." [LAMIMAB]
That review of from Kurt Vile's show at Mercury Lounge last night (10/7). A few hours earlier he played a set at UCB that was aired live on WFMU (that's where the picture was taken).

Kurt Vile and the Violators are now on tour, but they'll be back soon. They were just added as opener on the November 18th Big Star show at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Some tickets are still available.

A bunch of videos below...

Breakfast at Sulimays ep.34: Live @ United Way! (review Kurt Vile)

kurt vile / freeway / rittenhouse sq.

Kurt Vile & The Violators - interview at Rittenhouse Square

FADER TV: Party in the Pines at Big Sur, Part 2: Kurt Vile

The Silent Barn: Kurt Vile // Part One from Ray Concepcio├▒ on Vimeo.

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Comments (15)

Breakfast at Suilmays is incredible

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 1:22 PM

I second that 1:22

Posted by vilelated | October 8, 2009 1:32 PM

New album is ok. Too fast too soon. Three albums in a year, is it? I wasn't impressed last night, but mostly probably because I like a lot the first two and he didn't play much from them. He's Alright was great tho.

Posted by Eduardo | October 8, 2009 1:34 PM

That harmonica is HORRIBLE on "Freeway." Ruins it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 1:42 PM

_Constant Hitmaker_ came out last year.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 2:11 PM

yr joking about that harmonica being terrible right. blows the recorded version of out of the water. jesse turbo is the man.

Posted by sloweducation | October 8, 2009 2:24 PM

empty seats

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 2:58 PM

that guy is the man, yeah, but the harmonica definitely sucks on that song

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 3:11 PM

get a haircut hippie

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 3:22 PM

WTF is up with that pitchfork review? i would understand if some other places are reviewing the album badly too, but Childish prodigy is reviewed well on Dusted, other music, prefix, and every other blog and site I could google. Are they just doing that to be contrary? It's weird (and totally wrong) that Girls would get a great score/review when this album doesn't.

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 3:29 PM

stoner jay reatard

Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2009 9:52 PM

Good addition to the Big Star show. Looking forward to it!

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 9:50 AM

let's see, Other Music is a FUCKING MUSIC STORE trying to SELL RECORDS.
and Dusted, uhhh, wait, who?

Posted by Anonymous | October 9, 2009 10:00 AM

Overrated.

Posted by Anonymous | October 10, 2009 9:59 AM


You are a very paranoid man

Posted by lv sale | October 18, 2009 9:09 AM

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