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10.29.2014 | 51 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Since rising to fame with Bon Iver, Justin Vernon continued to call his native Eau Claire home, building a studio there and singing the city’s praises in interview after interview while calling attention to its music scene. Vernon’s latest display of hometown placemaking may be his most ambitious yet, however. This week the musician received city approval to move ahead with his two-day, three-...
09.24.2014 | 86 days ago | Posted at 08:07 AM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Since releasing its triumphant sophomore album Repave last year, Volcano Choir has been Justin Vernon's primary concern. The group has toured around the world behind the album, with a pit stop on "The Tonight Show" along the way, and now that tour has taken them full circle with one more show in Milwaukee, the last of their Repave tour. They'll headline the Turner Hall Ballroom at 8 p.m. on Sunday...
06.30.2014 | | Posted at 04:00 PM

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By Evan Rytlewski
Perhaps the most noteworthy thing about the new Bon Iver song, an original written for the upcoming Zach Braff film Wish I Was Here, is that it’s a Bon Iver song. Bon Iver has been on Justin Vernon’s backburner for the last couple of years, as the songwriter has devoted more time to his side bands Volcano Choir and The Shouting Machines, leaving some doubt as to whether he might ever return to...
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
 For a golden age soul gospel vocal group whose career spans multiple generations, The Blind Boys of Alabama have benefited from some unusual benefactors over the past couple decades, including Peter Gabriel and his WOMAD organization and neo-hippie Ben Harper. Now, Justin Vernon has
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Sept. 28, 2013

Ever since Mayor Tom Barrett officially proclaimed one Friday a couple years ago as “Bon Iver Day” in Milwaukee, the city has clamped its claws into Justin Vernon, attempting to claim the Eau C
09.13.2013 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Later this month, Volcano Choir will begin a tour behind the Justin Vernon album to ruin you for all other Justin Vernon albums, Repave, a remarkably beautiful, unapologetically crowd-pleasing LP that reimagines Milwaukee's Collections of Colonies of Bees as a pop act. It's a great record, and like all Vernon-affiliated records, it's attracting plenty of attention. Earlier this week the group made...
Friday, Aug. 2, 2013

Aug. 1, 2013

As it often goes, a movie actor will take roles in family-friendly, generic, big budget films in order to finance their smaller, weirder pet projects. That sequence worked in reverse for Justin Vern
07.25.2013 | | Posted at 11:30 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
All signs so far have pointed to the sophomore album from the Justin Vernon/Collections of Colonies of Bees collab Volcano Choir being less difficult than the group's willfully obtuse debut, and now here's another: "Bygone," the first single from Volcano Choir's sophomore LP Repave, which was teased in May with a gorgeous trailer. The track is a stunner, a skyward-spiraling firework of a song that...
05.28.2013 | | Posted at 11:55 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Just hours after the Justin Vernon/Collections of Colonies of Bees side project Volcano Choir revealed plans for a new album this fall, The Pabst Theater has announced that the band will perform Saturday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m., prematurely ending any doubt about whether the group would include Milwaukee on their tour itinerary. General admission tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show, and go on ...

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