Concerts

Kurt Vile and Beach Fossils: An Ethereal Rock 'n' Roll Experience at Grand Central Miami

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?"

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