PICS: Kurt Vile & the Violators at Observatory North Park

We felt anything but violated when constant hitmaker Kurt Vile brought his Violators to Observatory North Park this month. Scroll the photos here.

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Kurt Vile & the Violators headlined Observatory North Park on Sunday, Dec. 9.
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Vile is the former lead guitarist of Grammy Award-winning band the War on Drugs.
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Vile's solo career started taking off at the same time that Adam Granduciel and the War on Drugs' did.
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Before that, in the early 2000s, Vile was a forklift driver.
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Monte Poole
And no, there was never any ill will between Vile and Granduciel.
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In fact, the two are best friends.
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Just as Vile played in what is essentially Granduciel's backing band, Granduciel continued to play in Vile's backing band ...
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Even when Vile parted ways with the War on Drugs.
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In 2017, Vile released a collaborative album with Grammy Award nominee Courtney Barnett.
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It put a whole new twist on the Courtney and Kurt brand.
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