Concert News: Bon Iver is playing the Hollywood Cemetery next month and you should be pretty excited. It will be like a Santa Monica Pier Concert but w/ far better music (that you’ll actually want to hear. No offense Squirrel Nut Zippers), less sand, and just about the same amount of dead people. As i said earlier if you live in or around LA you should get tickets to this unique show ASAP. Sure spending a night in a cemetery is kind of bizarre but it beats the hell out of the Hollywood Palladium and is more appropriate for him considering the story behind “For Emma, Forever Ago”. After a run of bad luck: His band broke up, His girlfriend dumped him, and contracting mono (probably why his girlfriend dumped him) Justin Vernon AKA Bon Iver moved into his dad’s spooky cabin in the woods of Wisconsin and set out to recover physically and mentally. The product of those three months of isolation and inner soul searching was “For Emma, Forever Ago”. Good for him. When I got mono I ate jello and spent far too much time on MySpace, so I can’t totally relate. Sure my soul search was done with bulletin quizzes but it was practically the same thing as independently releasing a collection of heartfelt introspective songs.
Listen to the album and then come see Bon Iver sooth the living and the dead on the 27th! Don’t be scared. I’ve seen enough zombie movies to know they’re easily defeated. If Zombies rise from the grave Bon Iver’s sweet sweet voice will keep the undead distracted long enough for us to chop off their heads.
Bon Iver at Sunrise
Sunday, Sep 27, 2009 12:00 AM PDT (12:00 AM Doors)
- Sunday, Sep 27, 2009 6:00 AM PDT
at Hollywood Forever
in Los Angeles, CA
Buy tickets here!