There are many great pairs in music — Lennon and McCartney, The Black Keys, Simon and Garfunkel, The White Stripes.
After seeing Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile perform together live after the release of their most recent album, Lotta Sea Lice, it’s clear that they are on their way to becoming a great musical duo themselves. The two bring a unique quirkiness to their music, as well as catchy guitar riffs and clever lyrics.
Highlights of the set included ’Over Everything,’ ‘Continental Breakfast,’ and ’Untogether,’ as well as some solo songs they played such as Vile’s ’Life Like This’ and Barnett’s ’Dead Fox.’
Besides the two touring as a duo for the first time, the show took place in Vile’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA, as well as on Barnett’s 30th birthday, making it a special night for not only the audience, but the performers as well.
Words and images by Sophia Ragomo