Archive for October, 2009

Kurt Vile live on WNYU, 4:30 PM EDT

By Hector on Monday, October 5th, 2009
photo by Shawn Brackbill

photo by Shawn Brackbill

It’s a good week to be a Kurt Vile fan. Fresh from the weekend’s pair of Philly shows, Mr. Vile will be playing a solo acoustic set on WNYU’s New Afternoon Show starting at 4:30 PM Eastern. Tune in at 89.1 FM in New York, or online at

The Kurt Vile excitement train continues with tomorrow’s release of his Matador debut, Childish Prodigy (which you can still stream here), and two live NYC performances on Wednesday, October 7: a solo performance for WFMU’s 7 Second Delay Live at the UCB Theater, and a headlining show (with The Violators) at Mercury Lounge. Full tour, and world domination, to follow.

Kurt Vile – Europe beckons

By Annette on Monday, October 5th, 2009

Kurt make this yellow

Kurt photo taken without permission from Make This Yellow’s Flickr

Kurt and his Violators cross the pond this December for a criminally short tour. Blink and you’ll miss them.

10th December – Primavera Club @ Sidecar, Barcelona (Spain)

11th December – Primavera Club @ Wurlitzer, Madrid (Spain)

12th December – State X New Forms Festival, Den Haag (Netherlands)

15th December – Club Uncut @ The Lexington, London (UK)

17th December – Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels (Belgium)

Government Center Update : Sunday Officially Declared “Mission Of Burma Day” In Boston

By Gerard on Friday, October 2nd, 2009


In addition to Tuesday’s release of Mission Of Burma’s 5th (!) studio album, ‘The Sound, The Speed, The Light’ and Sunday’s free outdoor concert at M.I.T., Boston’s City Council have wisely declared October 4, 2009, “Mission Of Burma Day”.  Y’know, the City Council gets a bad rap every now and then, but for one day at least, our cynicism about local politics has been replaced by whole-hearted enthusiasm (and a desire to sell more copies of a fantastic new Burma 7″ hardly enough of you have checked out).

Mission Of Burma Day in Boston, October 4 – Free MIT show details

By Hector on Thursday, October 1st, 2009

October 4 is right around the corner, which means we’re just days away from Mission Of Burma sure-to-be-monumental show at MIT’s East Campus Courtyard. Yesterday we announced the winner of the Battle For Burma, New Haven, CT’s Eula, but there were still a few things left unsaid, and we’re going to say them now.

The lineup for the show is:

Mission Of Burma

Big Bear


Other important details:

- This is a free, all ages show.

- The show is on the East Campus Courtyard, 3 Ames Street. Click here to see a Google Map of the location.

- Please note that there is NO on-site parking. If you have to drive there, you’re on your own parking the car. Obviously, we strongly encourage the use of mass transit.

- Show is rain or shine.

- Eula starts the show at 2:30.

- There is NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED at this show.

- Backpacks and coolers are likewise NOT ALLOWED so please don’t bring them.

- The fine folks at Newbury Comics will be at the show to sell the new Mission Of Burma album, The Sound The Speed The Light, two days before you can buy it in stores. You can also pre-order the record here if that’s more your style.

If you’re in the area, this is a can’t-miss show. See you there.