Posted in music | pictures on December 13, 2008

photos by Kyle Dean Reinford

Bon Iver

Bon Iver (Justin Vernon), with three-piece band, returned to Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn Friday night (12/12). It was his third NYC show in three days, and his last NYC show of 2008 according to what he told the crowd. He also said he was excited to almost be done touring so he can spend some time at home getting back down to earth after a crazy (sucessful) year.

Their set included two new songs, one of which was played during the one-song encore, and a cover of The Outfield's "Your Love" - a song he said he knew the bloggers would love. He was right. Actually I think everyone in attendance loved it, along with the whole show, though the highlight had to be the powerful crowd-sing-a-long to "The Wolves (Act I & II)".

Justin at one point lovingly and modestly joked, "How about that Tallest Man On Earth? I'm not sure why we decided to bring him on tour" (or something like that). He was referring to the Dylanesque opener, that was, as he pointed out, solid (though sometimes hard to hear over people talking).

"What is shocking about this is the fact that this man (who is of average height) seems to understand American folk music better than any other performer today is from Sweden." [Tone Marrow Reviews]
More pictures from the Brooklyn show, below...

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Comments (15)

Absolutely wonderful performances.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2008 10:42 PM

Truly an inspiring performance. I blubbered like a baby the entire time. That guy farts butterflies and it smells like potpouri. I inhaled it all in with pleasure.

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2008 11:04 PM

i dont care if he comes back without any new songs, i am seeing this man any chance i get. absolutely wonderful

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2008 1:05 AM

is it 07 or 08?

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2008 2:05 AM

drove down 2 1/2 hours from the icy catskills to get there...well worth it!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2008 10:22 AM

bussed up from baltimore to catch both bon iver and tallest man... so good (both of them!)
tallest man's nico cover (these days) was fantastic!
music hall is a great venue, very happily surprised with the acoustics (i sat in the mezz) and with how friendly the staff was...
great night!

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 8:23 AM

Absolutely an amazing show. It was so beautiful it made my heart hurt!

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 8:32 AM

Yup. Great!

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 8:54 AM

"these days" is actually a Jackson Brown song....

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 10:30 AM

Jackson Browne wrote "These Days" when he was 16 yo. WTF? That is genius.

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 10:54 AM

Anybody else get caught at the check point after the show while trying to get onto the BQE?

Posted by Anonymous | December 15, 2008 3:15 PM

December 15, 2008 10:30 AM -- In all fairness, Tallest Man's rendition of "These Days" was that of Nico's (off of Chelsea Girl) and not the original Jackson Browne version... Tallest Man's version was noteworthy (not as powerful as Nico's, but a nice version none the less)...

**Jackson Browne is the author of "These Days," no doubt, but the busser (December 15, 2008 8:23 AM) isn't all wrong**


word.

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2008 10:19 AM

serious question, are there any songs where he doesn't sing in his high register?

Posted by Anonymous | December 17, 2008 2:54 PM

^^ i don't think so. no. not yet. ...but that isn't really bad, i mean, is it? he's good at what he does.

Posted by Anonymous | December 18, 2008 8:26 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

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