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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

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon Blasts Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders Comments

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon took to Twitter today to criticize Hillary Clinton's recent comments about Bernie Sanders. Leaked excerpts of Clinton's new book suggest that…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 5, 2017 - 3:26 pm

Watch Marijuana Deathsquads Score 1920s Dada Films With Justin Vernon

On Thursday night at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Marijuana Deathsquads played new scores that they wrote to soundtrack 1920s experimental short films by…
James Rettig | August 20, 2017 - 10:07 am

Watch John Prine Perform With Justin Vernon, Roger Waters, Jim James, & Margo Price At Newport Folk Festival

Rhode Island's annual Newport Folk Festival went down over the weekend, and the lineup included Wilco, Fleet Foxes, Regina Spektor, Ben Gibbard, Angel Olsen, Margaret…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 31, 2017 - 10:17 am

Watch Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, & More Cover Bill Withers At Newport Folk Festival

Justin Vernon, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Prass, Phil Cook, Drive-By Truckers' Patterson Hood, Hurray For The Riff Raff's Alynda Segarra, and more formed a one-off…
Peter Helman | July 30, 2017 - 11:17 am

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
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