Kurt Vile & The Violators
With VBA, Band in Heaven, and Beach Fossils
Grand Central, Miami
Friday, November 1, 2013
Kurt Vile is the unassuming anti-rock star for a new generation.
As a guitarist, Vile brings an understated athleticism to his playing that perfectly suits the charming and often revealing songs that have earned him a tentative spot in the pantheon of great songwriters.
The magic of Vile's music (particularly the work off his most recent release, Wakin on a Pretty Daze) is in its intimacy. So appropriately, this past weekend's performance by Vile and his band, the Violators, at Miami's Grand Central, was a tender, ethereal rock 'n' roll experience.
We doubt, though, he will be casting his song spells on these kinds of smaller clubs for much longer.
See also: Kurt Vile on Pretty Daze: "Who Lately Has Opened an Album With a Nine-Minute Song?"