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Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore

Talk to most musicians garnering a lot of attention in the media, and they’ll tell you that they don’t pay it any mind. Not so for Kurt Vile. The young singer/songwriter whose work has elicited comparisons to everyone from classic rockers like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty to less mainstream acts like Animal Collective and Leo Kottke fully admits to keeping up with his own hype. “I do it a little less now, but I used to do it all the time,” Vile says in an interview from the road, where he’s basically lived since the release of his 2011 album, Smoke Rings For My Halo. He speaks in a surfer/stoner drawl punctuated with words like “Dude!” and “Stoked!”—an affectation you wouldn’t expect from the sensitive, almost bluesy lo-fi songs populating Smoke Rings.

Date: Aug 4, 2011
Time: 7 pm
Address: 300 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City, 84101
Where: Pioneer Park