Monday, April 21 2014
Nickolas Butler’s golden-toned Bon Iver-inspired novel about four friends in a small Wisconsin town has gorgeous intent, but too little purpose.
Wednesday, October 31 2012
One of today’s biggest musical trends owes a debt to one of music’s oldest traditions – buddies gathered on a front porch jamming with guitars, banjos, and mandolins. Some of today’s most popular groups sound like they belong in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, not on alternative radio of the 2010s.
Wednesday, January 18 2012
PopMatters's Corey Beasley can't knit you a blanket, but he can do the next best thing: here are five classic wintertime records to help you through the big chill.
Wednesday, October 5 2011
Are you familiar with the mythology and publicity surrounding Bon Iver’s meteoric and surprising rise to fame? If not, ask Kanye West and read this.
Thursday, August 4 2011
Collections of Colonies of Bees may be better known for being one half of Volcano Choir – Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is the other half – but Giving’s broad scope and post-rock theatrics may help them create a bit of buzz as their own important entity.
Wednesday, July 27 2011
Bon Iver's "Beth/Rest" is just the latest song that beguiles as many fans as it detracts.
Monday, June 20 2011
Bon Iver, Bon Iver is what it is: a solid placeholder album that won't win any new fans but will please those who've enjoyed his previous work (special props to that '80s synth ballad at the end, though).
Wednesday, June 15 2011
Tuesday, February 1 2011
Each of these songs, in my mind, would fit Alison Krauss and Union Station’s unique blend of bluegrass traditionalism and progressionist spirit.
Monday, October 4 2010
The Tallest Man on Earth, though solo, had no problems selling out Webster Hall Monday night or conveying complete control alone onstage.