Kurt Vile

Latest Articles


Thurston Moore moves on

When Thurston Moore takes the stage at Somerville Theatre on Tuesday, he will no doubt stroll through the wispy cloud-spires of last summer's Beck-produced solo effort, Demolished Thoughts (Matador).  
Demolition man
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 27, 2012

Kurt Vile | So Outta Reach

This six-song, 30-minute companion EP serves as a victory lap for long-haired Philadelphian Kurt Vile, whose vacillating and absorbing Smoke Ring for My Halo is certainly one of the year's best albums.
Matador (2011)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  November 11, 2011

The War on Drugs | Slave Ambient

On Slave Ambient, Granduciel's love of tranced-out, yet strangely filtered arena rock jams is on full display.
Secretly Canadian (2011)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  August 12, 2011

Photos: Kurt Vile at the Brighton Music Hall

Kurt Vile performs live at the Brighton Music Hall on July 11, 2011.
Brighton Music Hall | July 11, 2011
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  July 15, 2011
Kurt Vile plays it straight as he is

Kurt Vile plays it straight(1)

For all the defiant, anguished fists we shake in the general direction of New York and Los Angeles whenever a musician becomes way more famous after they leave Boston, perhaps this city's gypsy-attracting disposition has advantages.
As he is
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 08, 2011
Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile | Smoke Ring For My Halo

Matador (2011)
Matador (2011)
By GARRETT MARTIN  |  March 04, 2011


Kurt Vile | Childish Prodigy

Kurt Vile's punny name, as well as the title of his latest full-length album, bespeaks low-art subversion.
Matador (2009)
By ZETH LUNDY  |  October 02, 2009

VIDEO: Kurt Vile live in Boston, plus a new mp3

Ascendant Philadelphian Kurt Vile brought his band, the Violators, to town this past weekend as part of Dan Shea's massive Homegrown Psych Fest at Church....
By Ryan Stewart  |  July 21, 2009

Weekend trip

It pains me to have to ask this, but looking at the insane list of bands at Boston promoter Dan Shea's upcoming four-night "Homegrown" pysch fest at Church, I have no choice: what exactly does "psych music" mean at this point?
Rad four-day psych fest will free your mind, man
By MATT PARISH  |  July 17, 2009

The sneaky flutes are back

I'm on the phone with Damon Tutunjian, one founder of the Boston indie-rock band Swirlies, and he's helping me to understand the Sneaky Flute Empire.
Swirlies revisit a legacy of noisy goodness
By RICHARD BECK  |  February 24, 2009