The 9 person outfit that is Bon Iver, live, has become a full realization of the 2011 self-titled, second record. In Austin, Texas, Tuesday night at the Long Center for The Performing Arts, those ideas, fragments and soundscapes presented on the recent record become their own musical vernacular in a live setting, a testament to Justin Vernon’s vision for Bon Iver, the record. With an orchestral setting as beautiful as the Long Center, all the little pieces crafted by Vernon on “Bon Iver, Bon Iver” to the bare bones of first record, “For Emma,” (and to a few choice song surprises) come into full ligh
A short list selection of releases (albums & songs) that have caught our staff & contributing writers ears more than once during the first half of 2011.
â€¦ while the rest of the world listens to Bon Iver’s new release, “Bon Iver”, I’d like to take this important, timely moment in history to remember the first sexy band with a Bon in its name to come from a hard-working, middle class background that wasn’t afraid of pop, metal, guitar wankery, Jersey soul or synths either; BON JOVI.
Domestic Days & F*cked Up Nights; “At Carnegie Hall” & “Relayted”
by Andy Whorehall
Most people only know Harry Belafonte as the man behind a yelp that starts off as “Dayyyyyyyo. Meesa dayyyyyyo. Daylight come and me wanta goal home.” Other people know the midwestern indie rock super group known as GAYNGS to be Justin Vernon of Bon Iver’s side project when it’s much more than that. I accidentally sat through a weekend work marathon involving these 2 records trading off repeat, full …