Apart from a little rant after these shows, I haven’t mentioned much about these concerts here. This first night was by far the most civil. Kurt Vile opened the run and apart from bringing along The War on Drugs’ Adam to gunsling, his set was very similar to the Warhol gig back in March.
Considering Andrew Bird was solo, he usually brings the quiet to a room. People love to see this guy for his ‘musicianship’ but I prefer his studio stuff more. The respectful audience stayed attentive and in their seats for the show which would definitely change for the next two nights.
The Warhol is quickly becoming one of my favorite places not only to shoot a show but to actually hear one. The acoustics in the place are fantastic and the quality of bands are top notch. Kurt and his band were no exception. His album is in steep contention for a spot in the top 10 of the year and he was no less great live. Draw Us Lines reviewed the show here. My man Scott Mervis has his review here. Bunch of video from the set here.