Monday, June 18, 2012

Photos: Kurt Vile & The Violators / Dawes @ Central Park SummerStage

Kurt Vile
Kurt Vile & The Violators / Dawes @ Central Park SummerStage - June 16, 2012
Photos: Chris

One thing I'll always defend about the high cost of living in New York City is the overwhelming amount of free entertainment that comes our way during the summer months. It quite easily redeems the absurd amount of money we spend on rent, food and everything else under the sun just to know how often we'll be rewarded with free entertainment. Such was the case on Saturday, during the most beautiful day of the year so far, when Kurt Vile & The Violators and Dawes played a free show at Central Park SummerStage.

Vile, who was once a member of the similarly sounding band The War on Drugs (who released one of our favorite albums in 2011), opened the show--which was a bit confusing because it definitely seemed like most of the crowd was there to see him. Nevertheless, he and his band performed a solid set for about an hour, and towards the end Vile played several songs acoustic-solo. Dawes, who had their fair share of fans in attendance as well, gave an upbeat energetic performance which was in stark contrast to the droning, ambient set Kurt Vile opened with. We had to leave halfway through Dawes' set to make it to the Knitting Factory (more on that in a bit).

In the meantime, take a look at a full set of photos from Saturday's show, in addition to both Kurt Vile and Dawes' tour dates below...

Kurt Vile 2012 Tour Dates
Jun 22 Hurricane Festival Scheessel, Germany
Jun 23 Southside Festival Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany
Jun 26 WWDIS Summer Festival Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 27 Peace And Love Festival Borlänge, Sweden
Jun 30 HIPPODROME D'EVREUX Evreux, France
Jul 07 Minne Waterpark Brugge, Belgium
Jul 08 Melkweg Oude Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jul 09 Salle Pleyel Paris, France
Jul 12 Plaine De La Machine A Feu Elouges, Belgium
Jul 13 Plaine De La Machine A Feu Elouges, Belgium
Jul 14 Plaine De La Machine A Feu Elouges, Belgium
Jul 15 Plaine De La Machine A Feu Elouges, Belgium
Aug 03 OFF Festival Katowice, Poland

Dawes 2012 Tour Dates
06/24/12 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Bowl w/ Glen Campbell & Jackson Browne
07/07/12 Kinross, Scotland T In The Park
07/13/12 Suffolk Latitude Festival
07/14/12 London Hard Rock Calling (Hyde Park)
07/22/12 Lancaster, PA Long's Park Amphitheater
07/23/12 Cleveland, OH The Beachland Ballroom
07/24/12 Bethlehem, PA MusicFest Cafe at ArtQuest Center
07/26/12 Floyd, VA Floydfest
07/27/12 Newport, RI Jane Pickens Theatre
07/28/12 Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
08/03/12 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
08/17/12 Lyons, CO Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
08/25/12 Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC
08/26/12 St. Louis, MO LouFest Music Festival
* - w/ Sara Watkins

No comments:

Post a Comment