Brad Cook

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Field Report on Justin Vernon, Fergus Falls, and folk music

    Chris Porterfield might be considered something of a late bloomer. Never regarding himself as anything more than a "background player" in DeYarmond Edison (the early '00's band he shared with Justin Vernon and Brad Cook, Phil Cook, and Paul Westerlund of Megafaun), Porterfield did what a lot of arti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Megafaun's evolution examined in this week's City Pages

    ​The three musicians of Megafaun hardly need an introduction around these parts. In addition to being familiar faces in the live formation of Gayngs, brothers Phil and Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund have a long history with fellow Eau Claire native Justin Vernon, having formed Megafaun immediately f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Justin Vernon and Megafaun reuniting as DeYarmond Edison at SXSW

    ​A handful of Eau Claire natives are making headlines today because of a reunion show that might possibly blow minds this year at SXSW. Justin Vernon -- who famously retreated into a cabin in the Wisconsin woods to recover from a breakup with his girlfriend and his band and came out with a breatht ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2010

    Picked to Click 2010

    Pink Mink lead the pack in our 20th annual best-new-bands poll

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Gayngs and Glasser rehearse for tour in Justin Vernon's studio

    Photos by Kevin O'Meara​Twin Cities-based conglomeration Gayngs is preparing to embark on their first tour this week, which will find them in New York City this weekend for a pair of shows and an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and wraps up at the Austin City Limits festival on October ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Gayngs go acoustic with 'Eye in the Sky'

    ​Perhaps as a fuck-you to the blogs who decried their George Michael cover as uninspired and overtly ironic, or perhaps just as another display of the overwhelming talent of its collaborators, Gayngs dropped a new (in every sense of the word) video of four of its members covering the Alan Parsons ... More >>

  • News

    June 16, 2010

    Lookbook's young hearts run free

    Dance-pop duo headlining First Avenue for the first time

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Gayngs touring this fall, playing Austin City Limits

    photo by: Leslie Plesser​You thought that was the last you'd hear or see of them - the outfit planning, the Prince sighting, the napkins. Gayngs is apparently far from over, which isn't surprising considering the invaluable press they've received and the warm critical reception to the record (Pitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Gayngs "Last Prom" rehearsal footage

    GAYNGS "The Last Prom On Earth" Rehearsal Footage from MPLS.TV on Vimeo.Filmmaker Isaac Gale shot this short video from one of the Gayngs rehearsals this week, as the group prepares for two shows this Friday night at First Avenue. Watch Zack Coulter, Justin Vernon, Mike Noyce, Ryan Olson, Brad Cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Q&A: Megafaun's Brad Cook

    Eau Claire transplant discusses band's Minneapolis "homecoming"