Justin Vernon (Bon Iver): Hazelton

justin-vernonOriginally posted on October 3rd, 2010: Gotta say, ever since hearing Skinny Love a couple years back, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed listening to the work of Bon Iver. The band formed in 2007 by front man Justin Vernon neatly blends a relaxing voice and an experimental sound. For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver’s first album, released …Read More

Bon Iver – I Can’t Make You Love Me

Bon-Iver-I Can’t Make You Love MeOriginally posted on June 20th, 2011: Ya ya ya. Here’s another Justin Vernon post in anticipation of tomorrow’s much anticipated release of Bon Iver, Bon Iver. Last month, Vernon made an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, surprising viewers with a cover of I Can’t Make You Love Me, Bonnie Raitt’s original track. Although Vernon was supposed …Read More

Other Lives

Other-LivesIn a few days, the Coachella music festival will begin in California, and among the mass number of bands set to perform is Other Lives, an indie group from Oklahoma that is quickly rising to fame. Formed in 2004, Other Lives has released a number of albums to date and has gained attention through its …Read More

Bon Iver, Bon Iver – Review

So you’re probably wondering why it took me so long to finally get this post up. The truth of the matter is that I wanted to thoroughly listen to the album before sharing my thoughts. After a fair number of play-throughs, upwards of 8 or 10 over the last four days I finally feel ready …Read More

Bon Iver – Daytrotter Session

  Searching the Daytrotter archives for hidden gems has become one of my favorite pastimes over the past little bit. If you’re not familiar with Daytrotter, I can only suggest you check out www.daytrotter.com as it holds alternative versions to many of your favorite artist’s tracks. Located in Rock Island, Illinois, The Horseshack hosts musicians …Read More