Bon Iver– The Greek Theater, Berkeley (Sept 21, 2011)
Bon Iver is an American folk band founded in 2007 by multi-instrumentalist, Justin Vernon (critically acclaimed..he won a grammy but said he didn’t really care much about it). I was lucky enough to see this band 3 times in their prime (Fall-Winter 2011), and hearing the album over again bring me right back to that period in my life. ‘Holocene’ was my anthem for a good month, and tears immediately start welling in my eyes when I hear it. Such amazingly beautiful, cathartic music. x
Justin Vernon has a uniquely distinct high-pitched voice that could stand alone and still be magical. However, he has 10 musicians (double drummers, double violins, french horn/trombone/saxophone, synthesizer, 2 guitars, and keyboard) up there harmonizing with his bone-chilling vocals (never such a plethora of instruments on one stage!) Some of my favorite songs are Perth, Holocene, Woods, The Wolves, Blindsided, Stacks, Michicant, Blood Bank.
“I’m building a sill…to slow down time.” -Bon Iver (Woods)
Listening to their magic from the high hills of the Greek Theater in Berkeley with my friend Jen was enough to SLOW DOWN TIME. ❤
Bon Iver– Freeborn Hall, Davis (Sept 21, 2011)
It was SO INCREDIBLY LUCKY (basically unreal) that UC Davis (university where I got my PhD) hosted Bon Iver for their spring concert.
Re: Stacks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CML3Up8kMTg
Blood Bank: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWUgy0BXwE8
Holocene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHBIVX-qFr8 (brings me to tears)
Perth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm61ZkVI1FU (freakin chills all over my body)
Bon Iver– Sasquatch (May 29, 2012)
Bon Iver HEADLINING SASQUATCH!