It’s a heavy weekend at BSP. On Friday, May 23 at 9 p.m., indie rock star Kurt Vile (his real name, it is said) and his band the Violators return to the Kingston venue, barely more than half a year after their sold-out October show there, previewed here: www.ulsterpub.wpengine.com/2013/10/21/the-apotheosis-of-lo-fi-kurt-vile-in-kingston. The current crown prince of slack rock (and also a gifted fingerstyle guitarist), Vile is still touring in support of his decidedly more polished and produced 2013 Matador release, Wakin on a Pretty Daze. Steve Gunn and the Zzones open. Tickets cost $22 in advance, $25 on the day of the show.
On Saturday, May 24 at 9 p.m., songwriter, novelist and local eminence Simone Felice takes control. Felice will be celebrating the release of his new album Strangers: a ten-song collection recorded in the Catskills with guest artists the Felice Brothers, Leah Siegel and Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of the Lumineers. Tickets for this 18+ concert cost $20 in advance, $25 on the day of the show.
Tickets for both shows are available locally for cash only at Outdated in Kingston, Jack’s Rhythms in New Paltz, Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie and the Woodstock Music Shop. BSP Lounge is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, call (845) 481-5158 or visit www.bspkingston.com.