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Gig Alert: Bon Iver

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Bon Iver
“Calgary”
Playing Tuesday at The United Palace
(4140 Broadway, Washington Heights)
Get: Tickets ($45) | Directions

In 2007, Justin Vernon (a.k.a. Bon Iver) delighted city-dwelling cynics across the country with a gorgeous and intimate album written and recorded in the exact middle of nowhere: a bungalow in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Following up on that album, For Emma, Forever Ago, Vernon released the self-titled and much-anticipated Bon Iver earlier this year. On songs like “Calgary,” Vernon’s delicate falsetto hovers over pillows of weeping synths and gently distorted drums. The sensual decadence of Vernon’s music is only matched by his choice of venue for Tuesday's concert: the United Palace, the former golden-age movie palace in Washington Heights decorated with endless gilded curly-cues.

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Comments [2]

Deborah from Plainfield, New Jersey

The beauty of this music compelled me to go to the site and listen to the music carefully. I've always thought about how neat it was that WNYC made music available but no song I've ever heard them play has ever made me feel that I had to go find out more. Thanks. This is a group to know.

Aug. 09 2011 08:38 AM
Heidi from New Jersey

So floaty and soulful.

I can bond with this.

Heidi Storm (grew up in Eau Claire, WI and still prefer the woods to most other places)

Aug. 09 2011 08:19 AM

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