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Kurt Vile & Thurston Moore @ Black Cat

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WASHINGTON, DC - February 6th, 2012 - Philadelphia's Kurt Vile opens for Thurston Moore at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.  Vile's 2011 album, Smoke Ring For My Halo, ended up on many critic's year-end Top 10 lists. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

Kurt Vile’s Smoke Ring For My Halo was far and away my favorite album of last year (which is saying something considering both Noel and Liam Gallagher released albums), but I didn’t really enjoy his full band show at the Rock N Roll Hotel late last year. This gig, however, was magnificent. Mostly solo, except for a few songs backed up by a bass player and a harpist, Vile delivered an amazing low-key performance that left me wanting more.

WASHINGTON, DC - February 6th, 2012 - Philadelphia's Kurt Vile opens for Thurston Moore at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.  Vile's 2011 album, Smoke Ring For My Halo, ended up on many critic's year-end Top 10 lists. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

WASHINGTON, DC - February 6th, 2012 - Philadelphia's Kurt Vile opens for Thurston Moore at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.  Vile's 2011 album, Smoke Ring For My Halo, ended up on many critic's year-end Top 10 lists. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

Thurston Moore headlined the night’s show, playing selections from his new solo album. He was very talkative with the crowd and looked very dapper in his suit and Carolina blue Stan Smiths. I was on deadline so I didn’t stick around as long as I would have liked, but his set was good enough to make me check out his new album.

WASHINGTON, DC - February 6th, 2012 - Former Sonic Youth guitarist and songwriter Thurston Moore performs at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.  Moore released his third solo album, Demolished Thoughts, in May of 2011. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

WASHINGTON, DC - February 6th, 2012 - Former Sonic Youth guitarist and songwriter Thurston Moore performs at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C.  Moore released his third solo album, Demolished Thoughts, in May of 2011. (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP)

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Kurt Vile & Thurston Moore @ Black Cat – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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