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The Anniversary

For Emma, Forever Ago Turns 10

There may be no more mythic origin story in all of indie rock than the tale of Justin Vernon decamping to his father's hunting cabin…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2017 - 2:23 pm

Interview

“I Can’t Make You Love Me”: A 25th Anniversary Oral History

The year Bonnie Raitt turned 40, she became a pop star.
Ryan Leas | October 27, 2016 - 11:34 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Bon Iver 22, A Million

The last album was supposed to be the weird one. After unexpectedly blowing the fuck up and selling a half-million copies of his isolationist spectral-folk…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2016 - 12:24 pm

More Justin Vernon stories

Watch Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Sing Prince’s “Erotic City” With The Revolution

Prince's iconic backing band the Revolution recently reunited to play a number of tribute shows, and last night, they performed at Minneapolis' Rock The Garden…
Peter Helman | July 23, 2017 - 10:56 am

Watch The Staves & Justin Vernon Play “Damn It All” At Funkhaus

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner threw a massive show at Funkhaus in Berlin last fall, where they welcomed sets from Nils…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 30, 2017 - 9:48 am

Watch Justin Vernon Jam With Aaron Dessner At Eaux Claires

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner threw their annual Eaux Claires festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin this weekend. Way back in 2009,…
Peter Helman | June 18, 2017 - 11:09 am

Vince Staples’ New Album Features Justin Vernon, Kendrick Lamar, Damon Albarn, & More

Vince Staples' new album Big Fish Theory will be out at the end of this coming week. We've already heard a few tracks from it,…
Peter Helman | June 17, 2017 - 8:38 pm

Justin Vernon Collaborating With TU Dance For St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series

Bon Iver has announced that band leader Justin Vernon will collaborate with contemporary dance troupe TU Dance for the sixth season of St. Paul Chamber…
Chris DeVille | June 13, 2017 - 2:40 pm

Ani DiFranco – “Zizzing” (Feat. Justin Vernon)

Ani DiFranco has a new album, Binary, coming out in a couple of weeks, and one of the songs on it features backing vocals from…
James Rettig | May 23, 2017 - 1:11 pm

Watch Bon Iver Bring Out Bruce Hornsby, Jenny Lewis, & More At Coachella

Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, and Jenny Lewis performed together at Vernon's Eaux Claires Festival last year, and during Bon Iver's set at weekend two of…
Peter Helman | April 23, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon And The National’s Aaron Dessner On Their “Anti-Festival” Eaux Claires

"In many ways, we have become the anti-music-festival festival," says the National’s Aaron Dessner of the Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival, which he and…
Eric Spitznagel / Billboard | April 22, 2017 - 6:29 pm

Justin Vernon Responds To Report About Brad Pitt’s Sad Bon Iver Listening Sessions

Brad Pitt is dealing with his breakup by becoming a sad art boy. The Daily Mail recently reported that the actor, who's in the midst…
Peter Helman | March 22, 2017 - 8:52 pm

Justin Vernon Narrates Funny UFO Documentary Trailer

In an unexpected change in career path, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon will be documenting UFOs. Well, not really, but his voice is featured in an…
Margaret Farrell | March 16, 2017 - 4:50 pm

Watch Bon Iver Play Stripped-Down “Babys” In Take Away Show At Berlin Studio

The Take Away Shows, the long-running video series from the French website La Blogothèque, are usually the musical equivalent of a Dogme 95 film. They…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2017 - 8:49 am

Watch A Full Recording Of Bon Iver Live In Brooklyn

Bon Iver played 22 to a million shows in Brooklyn over the last month (OK, it was only nine), and NPR Music recorded one of…
James Rettig | December 22, 2016 - 10:20 am

Watch Bon Iver & Francis And The Lights Do Their “Friends” Dance In Brooklyn

Bon Iver are playing a silly amount of shows in New York City this month -- they've already done three, and they've got five more…
James Rettig | December 7, 2016 - 12:53 pm

Justin Vernon, Kathleen Hanna, Nick Cave, Tom Waits Contribute To Book Project Stories For Ways And Means

Stories For Ways & Means is a collaborative art project organized by Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi that pairs musicians with contemporary painters to come up…
James Rettig | November 28, 2016 - 11:51 am
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