Pissed Jeans | photo by Josh Pelta-Heller for WXPN
Pissed Jeans and Bill Nace join the lineup for Kurt Vile’s Anchor Rock Club show next month
Kurt Vile’s Anchor Rock date just got a little more interesting. While seeing the Philly indie rock hero in the small Atlantic City room was already an enticing option, openers Pissed Jeans and Bill Nace were announced today for the January 16th show. In the music business, we call this a “mixed bill,” but essentially the link between master guitar player Kurt Vile, hardcore punk four-piece Pissed Jeans, and experimental soundscaper Bill Nace is their commanding control of rock music’s favorite six-stringed instrument, and the Philadelphia area.
Pissed Jeans, like many of their scene peers, throw a rowdy live concert. Their sarcastic humor about provocative and intimate subjects sets them apart. Bill Nace, on the other hand, fans may recognize from his work with Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordan as the duo Body/Head. His experimental guitar songs, titled simply as “Part 1,” “Part 2,” etc., offer a pensive warm up to the evening. As a New Jersey native and Philadelphia-based artist himself, Nace is likely considering Anchor Rock as a sort of homecoming show.
Before January 16th, fans of Pissed Jeans can see them at Underground Arts on Saturday 18th. Tickets for that show and Kurt Vile’s Anchor Rock Club gig can be found at The XPN Concert Concert.