Live Concert Review + Photos: Kurt Vile & The Violators

Kurt Vile  High Noon Saloon Madison WI live concert photos

Appreciation was the theme of the night when Kurt Vile commandeered the High Noon Saloon for his May 21 show. Vile and his band The Violators kicked off their set not with a song of their own, rather covering The Feelies “For Awhile” in respectable fashion.

Chairs sat abandoned at the back of the room as the crowd pressed to the front, eyes glued to the mass of hair crooning somber serenades. As each song trailed off, silence pervaded the room until respectfulness reached an awkward threshold, fixed only by quick explosions of cheers and applause. These outbursts were cut short knowingly, however, as if the crowd might usher in Vile’s next song sooner.

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