Kurt Vile & The Violators at 4Knots, New York City, June 29, 2013

picture-20105-1372868162Jolie Ruben // July 1, 2013

Two good things happened at this year’s 4Knots Music Festival, held in New York City at South Street Seaport on the edge of the East River: The weather was pristine and the pier didn’t catch on fire. That made for a perfect setting for sets from SPIN cover star Kurt Vile, the Men, Marnie Stern, Fat Tony, Parquet Courts, White Lung, Hunters, Reigning Sound, the Babies, and Heliotropes.