Bird On The Wire presents
Kurt Vile and the Violators / Nils Frahm
Following the recent sad news of the cancellation of Jabberwocky Festival this weekend we're happy to have been able to 'rehome' a couple of the artists meant to be have been playing. Kurt Vile and the Violators and Nils Frahm will now both be playing full length sets at Village Underground on Saturday.
Kurt Vile and the Violators
After five increasingly well-received albums – the most recent one, ‘Wakin On A Pretty Daze’, just having been featured in an obscene amount of Best Of 2013 lists - Kurt Vile needs little introduction. The Philadelphian guitarist and songwriter has been accompanied by his touring band the Violators on his live dates since 2009 and now sets off for a short solo tour of unique and intimate venues throughout Europe and the UK in April 2014. Those who have seen Kurt Vile and the Violators live these past years will remember and cherish his occasional ventures on stage on his own for a couple of acoustic songs as highlights. So it goes without saying that the upcoming series of concerts will be a unique experience showing Kurt Vile at his best: as a great guitarist and gifted songwriter.
Berlin-based contemporary composer Nils Frahm has built a steady reputation for his intimate, poignant piano recordings, yet they so far only showed a fragment of what to expect from a Nils Frahm concert. Frahm’s heart lies in improvisation, in the magic of a moment where, inspired by the space and the audience, his fingers can create new compositions loosely based around his familiar melodies.