Kurt Vile

Live Review: Kurt Vile and The Violators hypnotise their Berlin audience as the Bottle It In tour gets rolling

October 21, 2018

On a Thursday night at 7:45, the almost century-old venue in Kreuzberg, Berlin, starts filling up. Some laid back rock tunes play in the background as I watch an audience pour into Huxley’s that could not be any more diverse. Ten-year-old kids with their parents mingle amongst hipsters in their late 20s, and a couple […]

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Album of the Week: Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (2018 LP)

October 10, 2018

When I first sat down to listen to Kurt Vile’s new release, Bottle It In, I did not know what to expect. 75 minutes later, I still could not place what I had heard. It was after a good two hours and a half that the LP finally started growing on me. Don’t expect a […]

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Jen Cloher, Alex Lahey, Gang of Youths & more make the longlist for the Australian Music Prize

December 5, 2017

The longlist for the 13th Australian Music Prize has been unveiled, following an official event in Melbourne overnight that saw three of the nominees perform, and a selection of the longlist announced by a line up of special guests. At The National Hotel in Richmond, RocKwiz’s Brian Nankervis and The Jezabels‘ Sam Lockwood hosted the AMP event, that saw Jen […]

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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile get personal in music video for “Continental Breakfast”

September 27, 2017

The partnership of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile is one made in indie rock heaven, most fans would agree. Their collaborative album, Lotta Sea Lice, is due out in a matter of weeks; while it is set to produce some great musical moments for both of them in the eyes of the wider music public, Lotta Sea Lice also […]

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How A Festival Called PANAMA has emerged as one of the country’s best

November 23, 2016

This week, we learned of the latest additions to A festival called PANAMA for 2017. Alongside the likes of Kurt Vile, D.D Dumbo, Koi Child and Margaret Glaspy join some incredible musicians including Big Scary, Emma Louise, Julia Jacklin and NGAIIRE. To look at the festival line up, now in its full glory, is a thing of beauty – representative of some stellar international visitors […]

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A Festival Called Panama unveils first line up, featuring Kurt Vile, Margaret Glaspy & more

October 25, 2016

A Festival Called Panama has revealed its first line up for its fourth year, headed up by Kurt Vile and featuring the likes of Margaret Glaspy, D.D Dumbo, Koi Child and more. The festival is set to be held from March 10th – 12th next year out in Tassie and no doubt, will follow suit and sell out as their events […]

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Kurt Vile’s solo Australian tour confirmed for March

October 20, 2016

While Sydney and Melbourne Kurt Vile fans have been getting their kicks this week, with the announcement of his return for the Melbourne Zoo Twilights and Twilights at Taronga sessions (also Golden Plains!), Brisbane has also had a cheeky Kurt visit lined up. During his solo tour through Australia in March, Kurt will play at QPAC, […]

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Golden Plains XI Full Moon line up features The Specials, Nicolas Jaar, Kurt Vile & more

October 19, 2016

Golden Plains XI has got a Full Moon party ready to impress down at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre from March 11th – 13th. With the full line up dropping, we’re stoked to see the likes of Nicolas Jaar (pictured) and The Specials joining the already announced headliner, Neil Finn, while a whole slew of incredible names also feature. When you’ve got the […]

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Twilight at Taronga & Melbourne Zoo Twilights announce Killing Heidi, The Living End, Tegan and Sara, and more for 2017 concert series

October 18, 2016

Year after year, the live music programs at twin open-air concert series Twilight at Taronga and Melbourne Zoo Twilights have reached far and wide, bringing a diverse range of Australian and international acts to pop up stages set on the grounds of these famous destinations. Last year saw the concert series bring in the likes […]

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Album Review: Various Artists – Day of the Dead (2016 LP)

June 14, 2016

Tribute albums are funny things. Usually formed by a disparate rabble of mainstream artists and indie darlings, they often lack consistency of style and tone. For the most part, Day of the Dead, an extensive tribute collection to The Grateful Dead, avoids this typical problem. Collated by Bob Weir and members of The National, it […]

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Festival Review: Falls Festival – Marion Bay, Tasmania (29.12.15 – 01.01.16)

January 5, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, there is a reason The Falls Music & Arts Festival won our festival of the year for their 2014 event at the recent AU Awards, and it wasn’t just a one-off. With the line-up boasting a stellar and eclectic hoard of musicians and acts, expectations were high for three days of magic, […]

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