by Andrew Frisicano

Troll 2
Troll 2

Kurt Vile will be playing a Rooftop Films event on July 31st. There he'll ditch his backing band the Violators for a performance before a screening of the documentary on the film Troll 2, "the legendary worst movie ever made, according to IMDB ratings."

That flick is such an event, Rooftop Films decided to stretch it over two nights. On July 30th they will show the actual film, accompanied by a performance from The Drums (one of many upcoming shows from that band, who also played last night at the Bell House). Other bands with Rooftop Films shows scheduled include Stars Like Fleas and Teengirl Fantasy. Full schedule below.

Vile (with the Violators on hand) just played the first of several upcoming shows with Blues Control (who announced more fall dates, below) at Bruar Falls on July 17th. Blues Control's distorted wall of sound worked well through the club's cozy sound system, but the arsenal of the Violators maybe pushed the backline a little too far. Lyrics and flourishes that came through crystal clear at Broadway Backyard (where he played one of my favorite sets of the day) roared out as energetic albeit indeterminate gestures. Not quite as engaging, considering many of the songs still aren't out in recorded form.

Vile's Matador debut, Childish Prodigy, is still on the way. Check out mellow jam "Overnite Religion" off that, above. The full Rooftop Films schedule, with all Kurt Vile and Blues Control tour dates, and the Troll 2 trailer, below...

Rooftop Films - Upcoming 2009 Schedule
FRIDAY, JULY 24 ANIMATION BLOCK PARTY @ lawn of Automotive High School w/ Teengirl Fantasy
SATURDAY, JULY 25 STAY THE SAME NEVER CHANGE @ roof of the Old American Can Factory w/ Stars Like Fleas #
THURSDAY, JULY 30 TROLL 2 @ lawn of Automotive High School w/ The Drums
FRIDAY, JULY 31 BEST WORST MOVIE @ lawn of Automotive High School w/ Kurt Vile
FRIDAY AUGUST 7 CANARY @ roof of the Old American Can Factory w/ TBA
SUNDAY AUGUST 9 RED DRAGON @ lawn of Automotive High School w/ The Devil Music Ensemble
Friday, August 14 HOME MOVIES @ lawn of Automotive High School $
Saturday, August 15 WHERE YOU LIVE @ roof of El Museo Del Barrio $
Friday, August 21 ROCK HEART BEIJING @ roof of the Old American Can Factory 4$
Saturday, August 22 THE END OF THE LINE @ Beach at Governor's Island $
Friday, August 28 ST. NICK @ roof of the Old American Can Factory $
Saturday, August 29 BRONX PRINCESS @ lawn of Mullaly Park in the Bronx $
Saturday, August 29 P-Star Rising @ lawn of Ft. Greene Park $
Saturday, September 5 STORMS EXPECTED @ Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School $
Friday, September 11 ROOFTOP SHOTS @ Open Road Rooftop above New Design High School $
Saturday, September 12 BROOKLYN NON-FICTION @ roof of the Old American Can Factory $
Saturday, September 19 BURNING IN THE SUN @ pier at Solar One $
Sunday, September 20 IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs Sneak Preview Showcase @ TBA $
# plus Issue Project Room brings Michael Gira performs live in the courtyard
$ live score by The Devil Music Ensemble
$ Music TBA

Kurt Vile - 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 23 Johnny Brenda's w/ TYVEK, the COCONUT COOLOUTS, Personal & the Pizzas philly, Pennsylvania
Jul 31 Sound Fix presents at Rooftop Films Brooklyn, New York
Aug 11 Talking Head Club w/ ESPERS Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 12 the Soapbox w/ ESPERS wilmington, North Carolina
Aug 13 Kurt Vile & the Violators @ TRANSFIGURATIONS: Harvest Records Fest Asheville, North Carolina
Aug 14 Cakeshop w/ BLUES CONTROL, MAD SCENE, HANS CHEW Manhatten, New York
Aug 15 Silent Barn w/ BLUES CONTROL ridgewood, New York
Aug 16 Vox Populi w/ BLUES CONTROL philly, Pennsylvania
Aug 18 kv & the violators live on WFMU (brian turner!) jersey city, New Jersey
Aug 19 Kurt Vile & the Violators: concert in the park (rittenhouse square) philly, Pennsylvania
Aug 25 Galaxy Theature w/ BUILT TO SPILL, WOODS Santa ANA, California
Aug 26 Troubador w/ DUNGEN, WOODS Los Angeles, California
Aug 27 Echoplex Los Angeles, California
Aug 28 Muddy Waters w/ WOODS Santa Barbara, California
Aug 29 mexican summer/folk yeah outdoor fest Big Sur, California
Aug 30 Bottom of the Hill w/ DUNGEN, WOODS San Francisco, California
Sep 01 Berbati's Pan w/ DUNGEN, WOODS Portland, Oregon
Sep 02 more west coast dates tba with EAT SKULL west coast!!!

Blues Control - 2009 Tour Dates
Aug 01 CINDERS GALLERY w/ S.S.P.S., Budy Blues Brooklyn, New York
Aug 14 CAKE SHOP w/ Kurt Vile, The Mad Scene, Hans Chew New York, New York
Aug 15 SILENT BARN w/ Kurt Vile, Birds of Maya, Daily Void Ridgewood, New York
Aug 16 VOX POPULI w/ Kurt Vile, Megajam Booze Band Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 30 ROWF ROWF ROWF FEST w/ Tropa Macaca, Bridget Hayden + more Manchester, UK
Aug 31 CARDIGAN ARMS w/ Tropa Macaca Leeds, UK
Sep 01 HEAD OF STEAM w/ Tropa Macaca Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Sep 02 STEREO w/ Tropa Macaca Glasgow, Scotland
Sep 03 OSCILLATIONS FEST w/ Tropa Macaca Belfast, Northern Ireland
Sep 04 THOMAS HOUSE w/ Tropa Macaca Dublin, Ireland
Sep 05 RAMMEL CLUB w/ Tropa Macaca, Prize Pets Nottingham, UK
Sep 06 BARDEN'S BOUDOIR w/ Tropa Macaca London, UK
Sep 07 HELBAARD w/ Tropa Macaca Den Haag, Netherlands
Sep 08 OCCII w/ Tropa Macaca, City Hands Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sep 09 WORM w/ Tropa Macaca Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland
Sep 10 WEST GERMANY w/ Tropa Macaca Berlin, Germany
Sep 15 SECRET PLACE w/ Tropa Macaca Milano, Italy
Sep 17 UNROCK w/ Tropa Macaca Krefeld, Germany
Sep 19 KC BELGIE w/ Tropa Macaca, R.O.T., Amolvacy, Alexander Tucker, The Last Gifted Hasselt, Belgium
Sep 20 INCUBATE FEST w/ Tropa Macaca Tilburg, Netherlands
Sep 22 LA NICHE w/ Tropa Macaca Grenoble, France
Sep 24 LA BOITE w/ Tropa Macaca, Lüger Madrid, Spain
Sep 25 MUSEU DO CHIADO w/ Tropa Macaca Lisbon, Portugal
Sep 28 THE MILLER London, UK
Oct 16 PILAM Philly, Pennsylvania
Oct 18 BAR New Haven, Connecticut
Oct 19 THE SHOP Ithaca, New York
Oct 26 TURF CLUB St Paul, Minnesota
Oct 27 RECORD BAR Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 30 NEUROLUX Boise, Idaho
Nov 01 THE FUNHOUSE Seattle, Washington
Nov 05 HEMLOCK TAVERN SF, California
Nov 11 SYNC SPACE Los Angeles, California
Nov 17 THE MOHAWK Austin, Texas
Nov 22 HARVEST RECORDS Asheville, North Carolina
Nov 23 NIGHTLIGHT Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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