Kurt Vile & the Violators

When
Event has passed (Wed Dec 12, 2018 - Wed Dec 12, 2018)
Where
Fox Theater - Oakland
Time
08:00 PM
Cost
$36
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Kurt Vile has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support the ACLU and their work defending and protecting our individual rights and liberties. https://www.aclu.org

Using past albums as points of departure, Bottle It In heads off in new directions, pushing at the edges of the map into unexplored territory: Here be monster jams. These songs show an artist who is still evolving and growing: a songwriter who, like his hero John Prine, can make you laugh and break your heart, often in the same line, as well as a vocalist who essentially rewrites those songs whenever he sings them in his wise, laconic jive-talkin’ drawl. He revels in the minutiae of the music—not simply incorporating new instruments but emphasizing how they interact with his guitar and voice, how the glockenspiel evokes cirrocumulus clouds on “Hysteria,” how Kim Gordon’s “acoustic guitar distortion” (her term) engulfs everything at the end of “Mutinies,” how the banjo curls around his guitar lines and backing vocals from Lucius to lend a high-lonesome aura to “Come Again.”

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  1. Fox Theater - Oakland 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA