Kurt Vile coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa
Tampa's indie rock scene just got a cool new show for 2017.
Kurt Vile and the Violators are performing at the Ritz Ybor on Feb. 1, it was announced Friday. This marks the first big-time local show for the Philadelphia singer-guitarist and his band, whose albums Wakin on a Pretty Daze and b'lieve I'm goin down... have received widespread critical acclaim.
Like the Ritz's 2015 show by Vile's ex-bandmates the War on Drugs, this one will attract a slew of curious hipsters eager to check out Vile's shaggy but evocative guitar work, which has drawn comparisons to Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. He recently teamed with Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval for the dreamy single Let Me Get There.
Tickets to the show go on sale at noon Monday. Click here for details.
-- Jay Cridlin