So it’s been over a week since my house has had internet OR cable, and it’s been exactly one week since I made my last post. I really don’t have much to say about that other than I hate Comcast. But hey, why live in the past? They did their job (I think), and everything is back to the way it should be, at least for now.
Who?: Fucked Up with Kurt Vile
Where?: The Barbary, Philadelphia, PA
When?: February 17th, 2010
While all of this was going on, I decided to go check out a show on Wednesday night (2/17) at a special place called The Barbary. The bill read “Fucked Up with Kurt Vile & the Violators”, so I didn’t really have a choice on this one. Unfortunately, instead of Kurt Vile playing with his “Violators” as the bill had promised, he was instead just playing a solo set, which is still fantastic news. I had never previously seen Kurt Vile perform live, so I was undoubtedly excited for this one. I even got the chance to talk to Kurt for a second after his set was finished. When I asked him how playing in his hometown of Philadelphia compares to playing in other cities, he promptly answered that he usually plays the best when performing in Philly. I think he’s right, and here are some videos to support that statement.
Best Love – At about 2 minutes in the vocals cut out in the song and Kurt stopped playing, only to resume seconds later. I especially love the last minute of this video.
Dead Alive – Performing the 2nd track off of “Childish Prodigy”, this may be the most entertaining in terms of his guitar playing. I definitely can’t do that.
Overnite Religion – Extended version of the fan favorite “Overnite Religion”, he plays it for over 7 minutes.
Space Forklift – In between this final song and the previous one, Kurt mentioned he didn’t know what he wanted to play to finish. I saw an opportunity to hear any Kurt Vile song, so I quickly shouted “Space Forklift!” to which he responded “…Maybe.”, then he played it. Smiles all around!
David Comes to Life – “The statement here is I think I am disguising the fact that I’m fat by wearing my shirt”. Hilarious. Normally this song only lasts about 2 minutes. For the live version that is not the case, they play for a full 7 minutes this time.
Bodies cover & Police – Fucked Up close their set with a Sex Pistols cover of the song “Bodies” and then play their original track “Police” before calling it a night. And what a night it was.
Thanks for viewing, and now that we have internet in our lovely home once again, be sure to expect some more posts coming your way. Farewell!