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Spend New Year's Day With Kurt Vile

By Veronica Murtagh in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 31, 2009 3:40PM

Photo via Kurt Vile's MySpace page.
New Year's Day typically consists of sleeping in as late as humanly possible, but we're planning to be up and at 'em Friday for Philly lo-fi rocker Kurt Vile's intimate in-store performance at Permanent Records. If you haven't had a chance to check out Kurt Vile's 2009 release, Childish Prodigy, we highly recommend the album of reverb-soaked outsider Americana.

After a stellar performance at the Empty Bottle earlier in the year, sold out shows in his hometown, and a string of sets at the Riv with The Black Keys (including New Year's Eve), Kurt Vile is quickly becoming a topic of chatter and an artist to keep an eye on. Vile returns to the Empty Bottle on February 13, but we suggest catching him at his most intimate on New Year's Day.

Kurt Vile plays Friday, January 1, at Permanent Records, 1914 W Chicago, 2 p.m., early arrival suggested, FREE.