Bon Iver @ The Electric Fetus (MN in-store) - Feb 13, 2008 (Staciaann)
Bon Iver

Vernon used an array of guitars throughout the night, steel-string acoustics, a Telecaster, a Silvertone blues guitar. For "Skinny Love" he broke out the tarnished nickel National, a metal body guitar whose high, resonant tone recalls the reverberation of a crow cawing across a frozen sky. The sharpness of the chords and the sweetness of the lyrics pleading for love and patience come as distilled honesty, a quality that at once allows the music to be personal and communal. Audiences respect this power, their silence at a Bon Iver show is like a secret pact to feel together. [a review @ Reveille]

Bon Iver is playing a free show at Sound Fix in Brooklyn on Thursday February 21st. That's in addition to the shows he's playing with Black Mountain at Bowery Ballroom and Glasslands the two days after that.

Hownlin' Rain just finished a mini tour with Black Mountain, and they've since announced some dates of their own. That includes Mercury Lounge in NYC on April 2nd. Tickets are on sale. Is that Freedom Rock? Well, all Howlin' Rain tour dates below.....

Howlin' Rain - 2008 Tour Dates
Feb 22 - Fernwood Resort Big Sur, California
Mar 4 - Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, California
Mar 5 - Spaceland Los Angeles, California
Mar 6 - Amoeba, Hollywood Los Angeles, California
Mar 27 - Empty Bottle Chicago
Mar 28 - Pike Room at the Crofoot Pontiac, Michigan
Mar 29 - 31st St. Pub Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mar 30 - Khyber Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 31 - Great Scott Allston, Massachusetts
Apr 2 - Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Apr 3 - DC9 Washington DC, Washington DC
Apr 4 - Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Apr 5 - Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 6 - Hi-Tone Memphis, Tennessee
Apr 7 - Buskirk-Chumley Theatre Bloomington, Indiana
May 1 - Aunt Annie's Belfast
May 2 - In Store Appearance, Tower Records Dublin
May 2 - Whelans Dublin
May 3 - Pine Lodge Cork
May 4 - Sounds from the other city at the Kings Arms Salford, Manchester
May 5 - Custard Factory Birmingham
May 7 - Miss Peabod's Cornwall
May 8 - Clwb Ifor Bach Cradiff
May 9 - All Tomorrow's Parties Camber Sands, ATP
May 11 - The Croft Bristol
May 12 - Scala London
Jun 23 - Hove Festival Hove Festival
Aug 15 - Green Man Festival Wales

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