Described by the New York Times as “a fuzzy thinking urban poet,” Kurt Vile is a critically acclaimed rocker from Philadelphia. With his band The Violators, his distinct sound and magnetic live show makes him a unique mid-point between Tom Petty and Beck – each classic hit-makers in their own rights. His latest record, Smoke Ring For My Halo, was on most major music publications’ year-end lists, and his profile has grown to parade-sized proportions (his hometown just threw one for him). NPR calls Kurt Vile the “patron saint for the Great Recession’s legions of accidental bohemians,” and hails his newest record, Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze, as “arguably his best yet.”