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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Take an Easy Ride at The Fox
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile Fox Theater, Oakland October 18, 2017 All photos by Tom Dellinger. It was a chill evening at The Fox Theater in Oakland on a Wednesday night as Australian singer and wickedly acute songwriter, Courtney Barnett, and American musician/singer/songwriter Kurt Vile shared their recent collaboration with Bay Area fans. Their new release, Lotta Sea Lice, which was released on the 13th of this month, is generally a laid back easy ride and reflects much of Wednesday night's performance. The duo performed with their band The Sea Lice, comprising Janet Weiss on drums, Rob Laakso on bass, and Katie Harkin on keyboards. Drawing heavily from their new release, the pair also pulled in a few from their own catalogs as well as a couple outside of that with Belly's "Untogether" and Gllian Welch's "Elvis Presley Blues." Though the material from Lotta Sea Lice is enjoyable in general, there are some tracks that stand out, such as "Over Everything," with which they opened,