A couple of interviews with Bon Iver's Justin Vernon popped up this week, and both illuminate a guy overflowing with ideas. After the push for his side project Shouting Matches' debut album, Grownass Man, earlier this year -- and a couple of rollicking Minneapolis shows -- these conversations were t ... More >>
Local Frames is a weekly column spotlighting the best new music videos featuring musicians and directors with Minnesota ties. This week we kick things off with a striking new video from Volcano Choir, the adventurous pop group started by Justin Vernon and his cohorts in the Collections of Colonies ... More >>
After making their stunning U.S. live debut with a memorable show at the Cedar Cultural Center back in March of 2011, Volcano Choir (a collaboration between Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Wisconsin experimental rock outfit Collections of Colonies of Bees) are keeping their fruitful musical partnership ... More >>
Howler, Astronautalis, Pink Mink, and more
Who needs holiday shopping this weekend when you have music to keep you busy?
The Pioneers & Soldiers Cemetery in Phillips has been getting a lot of play these days. Not only was it the inspiration for the theme of Jeremy Messersmith's last album, The Reluctant Graveyard, but it was also the site of a unique outdoor show Messersmith played this summer with Lu ... More >>
Courtesy of Chris Rosenau89.3 the Current listeners won't have trouble finding something to do this Saturday: between the Horrors at the Triple Rock and the Rural Alberta Advantage/All Tiny Creatures at First Avenue, there's plenty of reason to head downtown. Both the RAA and All Tiny Creatur ... More >>
Photos by Stacy SchwartzVolcano ChoirMarch 25, 2011Cedar Cultural CenterIn the occasionally hyper-competitive climate of the indie rock world, claiming that you were the first of your friends to discover a band, or that you saw them way back when at some small, impossibly intimate venue, has beco ... More >>
It's Friday, Friday... gotta get down on Friday. Wait, scratch that. Here's some fun stuff instead to get that song out of your head.
Let's face it: Justin Vernon is a busy guy. In addition to laying down the tracks for his new Bon Iver record, he's also recently spent some time chilling with Kanye and helping him record his 2010 smash, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, brought his side project, Volcano Choir, to Japan for a t ... More >>