Win Tickets ($80): Kurt Vile and The Violators @ Crystal Ballroom | w/ Chastity Belt, Psych-popmaster, Indie Rock, Folk
We are giving away a pair of tickets to Kurt Vile and The Violators Chastity Belt @ Crystal Ballroom on May 17. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 9.
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Kurt Vile and The Violators
May 17, 2022
6:30 pm doors, 8 pm show | $35-$37.50 ADV, $40 Doors | All Ages
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
The artist has requested that all ticket holders meet one of these conditions:
1) Be at least two weeks past receiving their second dose in a two-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or a single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Vaccination card or photo of vaccine card on phone must be provided along with photo ID.
2) Show proof of a negative PCR COVID test within 48 hours preceding the show, along with photo ID. Test must be medically administered. At-home tests not accepted.
Since his earliest self-produced CD-Rs, Philadelphia psych-popmaster Kurt Vile has referred to himself as “Philly’s Con-stant Hitmaker”—and while he gave himself that name with a sly wink, he was also nodding toward the songwriting prowess that would result in him becoming one of his home city’s most celebrated rock artists. “I’m always thinking about catchy music, even though it’s fried, or sizzled, out,” he says. “It’s my own version of a classic thing—it’s moving forward and backward at the same time.”
On his latest album, (watch my moves), Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions—and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative album propelled by Vile’s laid-back charm and curious spirit. Every lyric has been chiseled down into an aphorism, every bloom of distorted guitar or murmuring synth helping create that “fried” pop. “It’s about songwriting. It’s about lyrics. It’s about being the master of all domains in the music,” he says of his ninth album and first in partnership with a major label, Verve Records.
(watch my moves) comes from a period when Vile, whose touring and recording schedule during the 2010s was seemingly constant, stayed in one place. His mind was always swirling, though, puzzling out pointillistic lyrics, dreaming up spit-shined choruses, and checking in on other dimensions. “My favorite pastime these days is sitting drinking coffee in the morning post-breakfast by the window, reading and listening to Sun Ra, sun shining through the forest trees,” says Vile. “In that moment, it’s all the traveling I’ll ever need. This record encapsulates all that—letting two years roll by and staying in my zone, traveling all the while in my brain, at the piano or in my guitar.”
Chastity Belt’s energy is like a circuit, circling around the silly and the sincere. Tongue-in-cheek shit-shooting and existential rumination feed into each other infinitely. Theirs is a long-term relationship, and that loop sustains them. That’s a creative thesis in and ofitself, but isn’t that also just the mark of a true-blue friendship?
The band talks a lot about intention these days-how to be more present with each other. The four piece-Julia Shapiro (vocals, guitar, drums), Lydia Lund (vocals, guitar), Gretchen Grimm (drums, vocals, guitar) and Annie Truscott (bass)-is nine years deep in this, after all. It seems now, more than ever, that circuit is a movement of intentionality, one that creates a space inside which they can be themselves, among themselves. It’s a space where the euphoria of making music with your best friends is protected from the outside world’s churning expectations. It’s a kind of safe zone for the band to occupy as their best selves: a group of friends who love each other.
Have yet to see him live!
I was on the beach, but I was dreaming of going to a Kurt Vile show!
Kurt is so good live
This would be pretty pimp’n!
I like having fun
I would love to see Kurt Vile live!
I’d love to see Kurt Vile live!
Goodness! I’ve had to miss out on every opportunity to see Kurt Vile and Chasity Belt for years 😭 I haven’t been to any concerts in Portland since moving last month but this one grabbed my attention already.
Because it’s been too damn long since I heard that sweet sweet sound!!
I’ve never saw this four piece band. Count me in please.
Another pre-Covid show I missed last time he came through town… would like to catch him this time
Can’t wait for this show! Gotta see KV wail on that axe
Id love to see these guys! long time listener!
Ahhhh id love a chance to see Kurt & chastity belt live!
Just got dumped, and Kurt’s music always picks me up seeing him live would be even better right now!
Yeah, a great sounding person and this concert would be a great show. Please
Kurt vile is one of my favorite artists! This would be such a fun show. Thank you.
I started listening to Kurt Vile last summer. Would love to see him live. He RIPS the guitar.
What a crazy line up
Kurt reminds me of warm summer days, sipping a cold beverage. During these cold winter days, I would love the chance to see him live and warm up my soul!
I would love to be at this concert!
Looking for some new awesome music 🎵
Weeee-wooo! Would love to listen to this man’s beautiful guitar playing! So excited…
My partner and I have never had the chance to see Kurt Vile live and we love his music together.
i’ll wear my halo
Kurt Vile is one of my favorite artists and I would love to see him live!
Chazzy Belt 4 ever
Chastity Belt and Kurt Vile sounds like the exact show I need to celebrate my last year in college!!!
Please pick me! I haven’t been to a concert in years. I had to give away tickets I had to a different show due to childcare.
I’d love to take my husband for his birthday!
Kurt Vile is so talented! Would be stoked to see him live.
Great line up. I’d love to go!
big fan. would love tix!
Kurt is such a good time. Would love to see him and Chastity Belt perform together!
Me wanna see!
First time I heard Kurt I fell hard. Absolutely love his style and would be blissfully blown away to watch him play. Pretty please with the biggest cherry on top 🙏
I would absolutely love to go to this event!
I haven’t been to a show in, like, years. This one would be perfect to break the fast. Sign me up!
Because I’m a soft and tender guy!
Lets get Vile!
It’d be absolutely vile if I couldn’t go!!
“fried pop”…..is there anything else to say!?!
Pretty pumpin’ is my theme song. Please pick me!
this will blow minds
I need to have better excuse to put on pants and leave the house. This will work.
Would love to win tickets and take a friend I haven’t seen in a long time!
I’d love to see this guy.
I’d love to see them!
Mid love to introduce my kiddo to his music live! 😊
Would love to take my lifelong friend to this show!!;
I’ll be getting off jury duty and haven’t seen KV and his band in years. this is also a great full-night lineup.
Kurt Vile has been a favorite ever since his collab with Courtney Barnett! I love to hear his funny lil metaphors and unique perspective. I bet the crowd would be great, too! 😀
I’d like to transcend my earthly confines at this show
Will have to try it to see if I like it. Sounds good.
This Mama and Papa could use a night out!
My partner is a big fan and I would love to surprise him with tickets (and to finally have a night out together sans kiddo)!
I became a Kurt Vile fan while living in Philly & I’d absolutely love to see him live. So, so good!
I’d be so grateful to win tickets to them because they’re an influential band on the pdx alt scene, love pretty pimpin, and I know it would be an awesome live show with my boyfriend! Thanks for sharing all these free tickets!
I love both these bands so much! I’d love to go.
Kurt Vile and The Violators- would be a great show and some hair flow
Fun!!!! Plus Chastity Belt is SO good!