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7 Memorable Moments From Panorama 2016 Sunday

Every now and then, you go to a festival of a certain size, or of a certain personality, where a particular day can feel as…
Ryan Leas | July 25, 2016 - 1:03 pm
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Luke Roberts – “Silver Chain” (Feat. Kurt Vile) Video

It's not hard to imagine what Kurt Vile might have heard in Nashville-raised songwriter Luke Roberts that would have compelled Vile to invite him on…
Pranav Trewn | July 25, 2016 - 9:59 am
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2015 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am
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Hear Kurt Vile’s Version Of The Squidbillies Theme Song

Kurt Vile is the latest artist to cover a version of the Squidbillies theme song for the Adult Swim cartoon. (Last week, we heard Father
James Rettig | July 13, 2016 - 11:16 am
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Father John Misty, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten Contributing Theme Music To Squidbillies

Adult Swim cartoon Squidbillies has a different artist cover the theme song every week -- past participants have included Lambchop, Neko Case, and King Khan
James Rettig | June 29, 2016 - 3:18 pm

Watch Father John Misty & Dean Ween Jam Backstage At Bonnaroo

The newly reunited Ween performed at Bonnaroo over the weekend, and after their set, Dean Ween had a little backstage jam session with fellow Bonnaroo…
Peter Helman | June 14, 2016 - 10:13 pm
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Watch Kurt Vile’s Interview And Performance On CBS This Morning

Kurt Vile and the Violators played CBS This Morning's latest Saturday Session today. In addition to performing b'lieve i'm goin down highlight "Pretty Pimpin" --…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2016 - 10:25 am
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Hear Kurt Vile Perform, Impersonate Zack De La Rocha On The Best Show

Kurt Vile stopped by Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's The Best Show last night. As Pitchfork points out, the Philadelphia rocker's visit to the esteemed…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2016 - 9:38 am

5 Memorable Moments From Hangout Festival 2016 Saturday

The producers of Hangout faced a gamut of roadblocks this weekend including Friday’s festival-delaying thunderstorms and subsequent schedule rearranging, and last night’s cancellation of Calvin…
Grace Birnstengel | May 22, 2016 - 1:42 pm
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Watch Kurt Vile & Win Butler Cover David Bowie At VICE’s NewFront Party

Tonight, Vice are throwing an afterparty at NYC's Pier 59 Studios to celebrate their Digital Content NewFront. During the event, Kurt Vile played Lou Reed's…
Peter Helman | May 6, 2016 - 9:42 pm
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Kesha, Kurt Vile, Jason Isbell, Emmylou Harris, & More Playing Dylan Fest At Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

When Bob Dylan turns 75 next month, a wide range of musicians will gather at Nashville's famed Ryman Auditorium to celebrate his birthday. Dylan Fest…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2016 - 1:46 pm
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Watch Kurt Vile Cover Spacemen 3 With Purling Hiss’ Mike Polizze

Kurt Vile is about to head out on tour with old friend and fellow Philadelphian Mike Polizze, who makes music under the name Purling Hiss.
Peter Helman | March 28, 2016 - 9:05 pm

Watch A Squirrely Kurt Vile Sing About Nuts On HBO’s Animals

HBO's new cartoon Animals tells the story of a collection of anthropomorphic critters who reside in New York City. The show features voice acting from…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 23, 2016 - 10:16 am
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The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am
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Jim James, Antony, Courtney Barnett Confirmed For Massive Grateful Dead Covers Comp

The National have been planning a Grateful Dead tribute album for quite some time, and when we profiled the band last year they elaborated a…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 12, 2016 - 10:22 am
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Kurt Vile Was An Answer On Jeopardy!

Occasionally, some fairly easy indie music trivia makes its way onto Jeopardy!, and when it does, contestants are often left baffled. Case in point: Tonight…
Peter Helman | February 2, 2016 - 9:28 pm
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Stream New Songs By Kurt Vile, Yo La Tengo, & More From Three Lobed’s Parallelogram Series

North Carolina-based Three Lobed Recordings have made a name for themselves on ambitious projects, and this next one might just be their most exciting yet:…
James Rettig | December 10, 2015 - 1:57 pm
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Dinosaur Jr. Close Out Anniversary Week With Evan Dando, Kevin Shields, Negative Approach, Lee Ranaldo, Kim Gordon, Stephen McBean, Kurt Vile, Roddy Bottum

Last night, underground rock legends Dinosaur Jr. wrapped up a seven-night stand at New York's Bowery Ballroom. They've had big surprise guests at every one…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 10:16 am
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Watch Kurt Vile Play “Pretty Pimpin” On Colbert With J Mascis

All week, Dinosaur Jr. have been playing every night at New York's Bowery Ballroom and welcoming a parade of special guests to the stage. One…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2015 - 8:47 am
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Watch Kevin Shields, Mike Watt, & Sharon Van Etten Join Dinosaur Jr. In NYC

This week, Dinosaur Jr. have been playing a seven-night stand at New York's Bowery Ballroom, and they've brought out a ton of special guests, including…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 9:53 am
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