Kurt Vile supports Alabama Shakes in Berkeley, goes solo in Santa Cruz

As far as "Best Album of 2015" lists go, few entries were as widespread as Kurt Vile's b'lieve i'm going down, his sixth studio album. He will make his debut at The Greek Theater in Berkeley on Friday and return Saturday in support of another widespread favorite: Alabama Shakes. On Thursday, though, Vile will be warming up for The Greek at his own headlining show at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Co-founding former member of the washy lo-fi party synth band The War On Drugs, Vile's focus has proven successful — at the very least, it is being noticed. He loses the oozin' ahhs (albeit [...]

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