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Kurt Vile and the Violators (music group)
Kurt Vile wears some hats better than others at Ottobar
Kurt Vile wears some hats better than others at Ottobar

“We’re not going to play any Lou Reed tonight out of respect to the man,” said Kurt Vile on the evening of the legendary rocker’s death. “Wouldn’t want to sully his life work.”  Though Vile was being facetious, the Philly rocker’s Sunday night set at the Ottobar channeled the late Reed in more ways than he’d care to admit, offering a diverse, if not strange concert on the whole. VBA was the first band to take the stage. The three piece, which features Vile’s singer/drummer Vince Nudo, plays a scrappy breed of garage rock – heavily distorted guitar, howling vocals, the whole nine yards. Though all the elements for an...

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