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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle Bon Iver brought its woozy falsetto magic to a sold-out Greek Theatre and proved entrancing, casting songs from both Justin Vernon's lauded debut and this year's follow-up in rousing volume and increased presence — aided greatly by a nine-piece…
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Music, Hear This Bon Iver: Show Preview

Bon Iver: Show Preview

Last November, Justin Vernon was plucked from obscurity when Kanye West enlisted him for West's blockbuster album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Vernon had already won adoration from critics and fans for layering delicate falsetto vocals atop swirls of electronic…
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Music, Hear This Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Now that his cabin-recorded debut has penetrated all corners of the globe, Justin Vernon is taking his onetime solo project Bon Iver on the road with his former DeYarmond Edison bandmates, who now comprise Megafaun. Earlier this year, he applied…
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Music, Reviewed Bon Iver

Bon Iver

The title track of Bon Iver's new EP is an example of mastermind Justin Vernon's songwriting at its best. The tune is a delicate ballad, rich in sentiment but completely schmaltz-free. Musically, it comprises layered vocals over a melancholy, descending…
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Music, Reviewed Bon Iver

Bon Iver

Bon Iver may mostly be just a dude and a guitar, but don't go thinking singer-songwriter. Justin Vernon's French-named one-man band is much more, thanks to cobwebs of hazy effects and home-recorded imperfections. That's because Bon Iver wasn't intended to…
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