Tag Archives: Kurt Vile

Wednesday Music News

In early June, Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett and American singer/songwriter Kurt Vile announced that they would be teaming up for a collaborative tour featuring an “all-star band” called The Sea Lice which is a revolving cast of musicians that includes Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Rob Laakso (The Violators, The Swirlies, Mice Parade), and Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin, andRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

PJ Harvey has released a new single with Eyptian artist Ramy Essam called “The Camp,” along with a video that includes images by photojournalist Giles Duley of displaced children in Lebanon. They hope the song and video will raise awareness and much needed support towards the health and educational well-being of displaced children in theRead more…

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Video Roundup: Easter Songs

Can we just admit that American Easter is kind of a weird holiday? While originally a deeply religious holiday, the introduction of bunnies and eggs, which have absolutely nothing to do with that, continue to be carried down year after year to the point that it’s possible most children probably don’t even know that theRead more…

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Friday Music News

If you missed last night’s encore screening of One More Time With Feeling at SIFF Cinema Uptown, you’ll be glad to know the emotional Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds documentary will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray (in both 2D and 3D formats) on March 3rd. Director Andrew Dominik gives an intimate look atRead more…

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Monday Music News

We’ve got more new music to share from Brooklyn-based duo Sleigh Bells (check out another single here). Stream the track “I Can Only Stare” below, from their forthcoming fourth full-length, Jessica Rabbit, out November 11th via Torn Clean/Sinderlyn. Founding member Derek E. Miller tells DJ Zane Lowe it’s his favorite track on the album, andRead more…

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Monday Music News

Beck continues to surprise us as he slowly unveils tracks from his new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Morning Phase. In addition to the groove of “Wow,” today we get the radio-friendly pop song “Up All Night.” The track also appears in the new FIFA ’17 video game, hence the YouTube image below. LastRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

7/14 update: The GoFundMe has since been removed. Soulful singer/songwriter Shawn Smith has come across bad times. The vocalist for Pigeonhed, Brad, and Satchel, to name a few, is currently “homeless” (i.e. he has temporary housing, but friends aren’t sure how long that will last). A longtime friend of Smith’s has set up a GoFundmeRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, elderly folks everywhere were introduced to well-tressed Philly rocker Kurt Vile as he was spotlighted on Saturday’s CBS This Morning (a show whose key demographic tends to skew older). Watch Vile perform “I’m An Outlaw,” “Dust Bunnies,” and “Pretty Pimpin,” as well as chat with host anchor Anthony Mason, below. If theRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 4: Kurt Vile & The Violators

One stage over from the Bigfoot stage at Sasquatch! Music Festival, where the perpetually-relaxed Kurt Vile was leading the Violators through a set that “languid” doesn’t even begin to describe, the dance tent was bursting with bass and a flood of seizure-inducing strobe lights. Naturally, Vile didn’t seem bothered in the least. The Philadelphia guitaristRead more…

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Monday Music News

Over the weekend, The Posies announced that bass player Joe Skyward, aka Joe Bass, sadly passed away. In 2014, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer that, according to the L.A. Weekly, had metastasized and spread to his skeletal and lymphatic systems. Though Skyward left Seattle for the clear California skies, he was well-known and belovedRead more…

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