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Jam of the Day | Volcano Choir – Byegone

Photo by: Cameron Wittig “You know what were saying ‘bout us now. He’s a legend. I’m a legend. And we both go tripping thru the door.” I’m pretty sure Justin Vernon isn’t talking about himself here, but I think it’s about high-time to admit that he damn well could sing that line about himself without … Read more

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10 to Spin | Doomtree

Photo: Dan Monick Last month at Kanrocksas, we were greeted by Doomtree, a group of rappers from Minneapolis who knew exactly how to put on an afternoon show. It didn’t take them but a couple songs to get out into the crowd to whoop it up with a few hundred people enjoying their set, which … Read more

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Album Review | Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Speakers Rating: 97/100 “And at once I knew I was not magnificent.” This lyric comes from “Holocene,” the third track on Bon Iver’s self titled second LP (Jagjaguwar), and it may just be the musical moment of the year… Bon Iver, the musical undertaking created and marshaled by Justin Vernon, will likely be forever linked … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2010 | 50 – 26

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Wanna see the entire list so far? Click thisaway. 50 The Fresh & Onlys – Waterfall Gloomy guitars jangle flawlessly as angelic voices call out of the tugging wind and darkness, pleading with singer Tim Cohen to deliver hazy, yet romantic vocals. [buy the album] [more from The Fresh and Onlys … Read more

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Concert Photos | GAYNGS at Metro in Chicago

GAYNGS absolutely lit it up last Thursday night in Chicago. Justin Vernon and Ryan Olson led the groove session as the band made its way through most of the outstanding tracks on the group’s debut LP, Relayted. Highlights included the show opening “Gaudy Side of Town,” the electrifying “Faded High,” and the one song encore, … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | GAYNGS – The Gaudy Side of Town

Do you enjoy musical groups with a bevy of multi-talented members? Yes! Do you indulge in your favorite musicians’ side-projects? Indeed! Do you dig Bon Iver? Naturally! Do you groove to jazzy, extended, eighties-style, spaced out jams? Why not! If you answered all of the above in similar fashion, then GAYNGS (yes, all caps) should … Read more