Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter Kurt Vile has been making quite a name for himself over the last few years. If you don’t recognize his name, perhaps you’ll know him from his time with indie rock band The War on Drugs.
Currently, Kurt works with his backing band (dubbed “the Violators”) that currently includes Jesse Trbovich on bass, guitar and saxophone, Rob Laasko on guitar and bass and Kyle Spence on drums. Back in 2015, Kurt released his album, b’lieve I’m goin down, his most prominent work to date. The 12-track album garnered widespread critical acclaim and radio airplay since its release, and continues to pop up on a number of playlists and radio stations.
The album even debuted at No. 10 on Billboard’s Top Rock Album chart, as well as No. 2 on Folk Albums and No. 8 on Alternative Albums. The album made countless “Best of 2015” lists from media outlets such as American Songwriter, A.V. Club, Consequence of Sound, MOJO, NME, Paste, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Rough Trade, Spin and Stereogum. Last year, Vile found more success as “Pretty Pimpin” topped the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart at #1. In an interview with Billboard, Vile said, “I’ve called myself ‘Philly’s Constant Hitmaker’ since I was putting out CD-Rs, so it’s good to know that I finally grew into those shoes after 10 years or so.”
Kurt Vile and the Violators will be making a stop on his tour right here at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Those interested in picking up some tickets can get them here for around $30 … you won’t be disappointed. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the opener, Luke Roberts, will start around 8 p.m.