I was certain that Philadelphia musician Kurt Vile had shed all his weirdness as he grew older and his public profile leaped from underground phenom to indie success. On his breakthrough third album, 2009’s Childish Prodigy, Vile was a ramblin’ psychedelic storyteller, playing freaky fingerstyle folk through lush, hazy soundscapes. But as he began experiencing […]
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The best shows to see for the first half of this week
This week’s featured gig poster was designed by Alex Todaro
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: the Julian Lage Group, the Ben Allison Band, Lil Wayne, Kurt Vile & the Violators, Death and the Powers, Off!, and more