Archive for February, 2008

Turns out, as predicted, this guy is awesome.  (Yes, Bon Iver is a band, not just a moniker for Justin Vernon, but only in the same way Bright Eyes isn’t a moniker for Conor Oberst.)  What was troubling on this chilly, chilly evening was the amount of people that noticed the entire set was in the same […]



I’m no oscar buff.  I like to think of myself as well versed in films, but that’s generally limited to a bunch of movies no one else really likes, those weird twisted ones that never even get close to nominated (how’d they pass up Sunshine for…. I don’t know, any category.  It was super awesome.)  I did […]

Bonnaroo managed to land The Mars Volta to their bill, those praised as the “new” Led Zeppelin. Maybe that’s not entirely true, but they do get enough comparisons as far as vocals, guitar and overall hype so that the festival’s combination of them, Lez Zeppelin, and Robert Plant should be enough of a consellation of […]

And Bonnaroo was doing SO well.  At least from the sounds of it.  This year’s Bannaroo headliner is Pearl Jam?  And Metallica?  I can kind of get Pearl Jam despite being years out of their prime, them releasing an album in the past 2 years and all.  But Metallica?  They’ve gone on record as saying […]

Bon Iver


Bon Iver’s story is just amazing.  It really does sound like fiction, just too perfect, too poetic to be true.  According to bio, Justin Vernon moved out to the woods, to his father’s cabin all alone to concern himself with somewhat a simpler life.  What occurred was three months without distraction (besides, you know, eating […]

What the fuck is a listening party anyway? I always thought it was just a bunch of kids smoking l’s, sitting around a record player with a new vinyl, eating cheetos and geeking out. Apparently, I’m an idiot. Last night’s listening party for Shortstack’s The Covers EP showed me on what I’d been missing out. […]