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Last month, Savages visited KEXP before a Seattle show to play a live session. The video of that session is now online thanks to KEXP and NPR Music, and it’s just as amazing as you’d expect. Watch “City’s Full” above, and check out the full session at NPR Music.
Savages’ debut album, Silence Yourself, can be had in all the popular formats of the day at our webstore.
Attentive readers will remember that a few weeks ago I promised more details on a mysterious opportunity to once again here Kurt Vile strut his stuff on hometown station WXPN. The time for more details, and strutting, has arrived. TONIGHT, at 9:25PM EDT, Kurt will take to the stage at World Cafe Live to play a special solo set as part of the annual Non-Commvention (Where the AAA Radio Elite Meet
to Get Hammered). If you find yourself unlucky enough to not be employed in the field of non-commercial radio (which, all kidding aside, is a pretty great field, as fields go), I encourage you to visit xpn.org or 88.5FM in the City of #BROLO (as the kids say), and give KV your full attention.
(The kids do say that, right?)
Today’s webcast isn’t the only chance far-flung fans have to partake in Savages live goodness. Today KXLU’s Part Time Punks will be debuting a live session the band recorded in LA last month. Tune in from 3pm to 6pm Pacific (6pm to 9pm Eastern) for all the Savages action you love, plus a pretty snazzy radio show in general. Online listeners can listen at KXLU.com, and Angelenos can point their tuning apparatus to 88.9FM.
Yo La Tengo’s box office smash North American tour in support of album-of-the-year candidate ‘Fade’ hits the West Coast this week with scalper-bait shows at LA’s Fonda Theatre (Thursday) and a pair of nights at San Francisco’s venerable Fillmore (Friday and Saturday). Though Ira, Georgia and James have done a number of radio sessions already in 2013, they’ve not visited KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in far too long (OK, there’s probably more recent appearances, but this was the first one to pop up in a search).
Tomorrow morning, “far too long” becomes, “no, they’re on right now”. Tune in Wednesday at 11:15am Pacific time (2:15 pm eastern, 7:15pm for our friends in the United Kingdom) and you’ll hear Yo La Tengo playing, well, whatever they feel like, as well as chatting with MBE host Jason Bentley. Admittedly, I’m guessing about the chat portion, but anything else would be kind of rude, don’t you think?
‘Fade’ – available from the Matador Store on LP, CD and digital formats
(ADDENDUM : Hector reminds me that Yo La Tengo last appeared on KCRW in 2000. My apologies — I’m new here!)
It sure looks like Philadelphia’s WXPN is sold on native son Kurt Vile. Tune in to their airwaves on any given day and you’re quite likely to hear Kurt’s new album, Wakin On A Pretty Daze, spilling forth from your speakers, and tomorrow you can hear the man himself spilling forth thusly, live on air from World Cafe Live as part of the Free At Noon series. I would tell you what time it starts, but it’s called “Free At Noon.” What do you want, a map? Listen at xpn.org or 88.5FM.
Kurt and the Violators will be returning to the XPN airwaves next month, as part of the Non-Commvention on May 15. More on that later.
Photo courtesy of Sound Opinions
Kurt Vile recently stopped by Sound Opinions (WBEZ91.5 Chicago) to perform some songs from Wakin On A Pretty Daze. While there Kurt chatted with hosts, Jim DeRogatis & Greg Kot, about the new album, shredding solos, rock mythology, Tusk, and so much more. It’s a great (and informative) listen that you can check out right here.
And don’t forget Kurt Vile & The Violators will be out at Coachella this Sunday bringing the heat.
And elsewhere across this land through the Spring and Summertime.
Sun-Apr-21 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Sun-May-05 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
Tue-May-07 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex ***SOLD OUT
Wed-May-08 – San Francisco, CA – Independent ***SOLD OUT
Fri-May-10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir ***SOLD OUT
Sat-May-11 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore ***SOLD OUT
Sun-May-12 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Tue-May-14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ***SOLD OUT
Thu-May-16 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom ***SOLD OUT
Fri-May-17 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair ***SOLD OUT
Sat-May-18 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Fri – May 24 – Barcelona ES – Primavera Sound Festival
Sat – May 25 – London GB – Field Day
Sun – May 26 – Brussels BE – AB
Mon – May 27 – Amsterdam NL – Paradiso
Tue - May 28 – Hamburg DE – Knust
Wed – May 29 – Copenhagen DK – Amager Bio
Sat-Jun-29 New York, NY 4 Knots Festival
Sun-Jul-07 Toronto, ON Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Tue-Jul-09 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Wed-Jul-10 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Thu-Jul-11 Chicago, IL Metro
Fri-Jul-12 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Sat-Jul-13 Louisville, KY Forcastle Music Festival
Sun-Jul-14 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Mon-Jul-15 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree
Wed-Jul-17 Asheville, NC The Grey Eagle
Thu-Jul-18 Carrboro, NC Cats Cradle
Fri-Jul-19 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
Sat-Jul-20 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Sat-Jul-27 Edmonton, AB Interstellar Rodeo
Sun-Jul-28 Calgary, AB Calgary Folk Music Festival
Fri-Aug-2 Happy Valley, OR Pickathon#
Sat-Aug-3 Happy Valley, OR Pickathon#
Sun-Aug-4 Happy Valley, OR Pickathon#
Fri-Aug-9 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands*
Sat-Aug-10 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands*
Sun-Aug-11 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands*
# and * = Performing on one of these dates (exact dates TBC)
The Fresh & Onlys supporting 5/7-5/12
Angel Olsen supporting 5/16-5/18
Steve Gunn supporting 5/7-5/18
Pick up Wakin On A Pretty Daze on the Matador Store
If you heard a low, persistent rumbling coming from the West Coast last weekend, chances are it had something to do with Savages’ performance at Coachella, which may not have had R. Kelly but more than made up for it in fist-pumping intensity according to at least one well-known source. Understandably many of you were unable to make it out to the desert to check them out, so I humbly suggest you listen to KEXP this afternoon at 4:00PM EDT/1:00PM PDT for the band’s first ever U.S. radio performance. Listen online at KEXP.org or on the radio in Seattle at 90.3FM.
And hey, since you’re already here, why not pre-order the debut Savages album, Silence Yourself, at our webstore?
Not to get hung up on the details, but Bob Boilen’s desk really isn’t that tiny. I mean, compared to the working conditions for anyone visiting Patrick & Robby’s office, it seems positively spacious (HINT, HINT). And yes, I do know where the reference comes from, but there’s a little thing called TRUTH IN ADVERTISING that you might not be familiar with.
These minor gripes aside, thanks so much to Mr. Boilen and National Public Radio for hosting Ira, Georgia and James for the above acoustic performances of “Fade”‘s “Is That Enough” and “Ohm”, and “Tears Are In Your Eyes”, from 2000′s ‘And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out’.