The Nouveau Casino was sold out for Kurt Vile’s comeback to the Paris audience and it felt like finding back old friends, either in the audience or on stage as Kurt Vile and his band was the first artist/band that your host had the pleasure to see in Paris after having attended their shows in the great Austin City Limits festival held last september.
Not a great deal to add vs. the excellent show they perform in Austin (click for video – our #5 show in Austin!) as the band was exactly the same, except that Kurt Vile did not wear his Orangina Tee-Shirt this time! And by the way what a great band the Violators are, mixing at the same time subtlety and strength. Kurt Vile himself is a kind a post-grunge troubadour and his music gets better and better with every listen.
I recommend the session they did recently for Pitchfork TV, playing outside on the roof of a building apparently in a cold environment!