Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bon Iver's big plans.

Bon Iver, also known as Wisconsin native Justin Vernon, plans on opening up a new music venue in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. On South Barstow Street, Justin and his brother and tour manager Nate want to create a performance and cultural space, to welcome more indie bands into the area. Their plan has been approved by the city's Redevelopment Authority and they now have 120 days to finalize financing and other details. Now hopefully many fellow Wisconsinites can flock to Union College, which is what the brothers plan to name the venue, to hear quality music. It's first floor will be a live music space, while its second floor will audio and video production classes open to the public. Go Bon Iver!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vampire Weekend's Contra

Thank God Vampire Weekend's new album Contra is now streaming live on their myspace page:

Take the time to listen all the way through more than once--it's worth it. Frontman Ezra Koenig leads the New York-based indie pop band through a whirlwind of upbeat tracks. Definitely a solid start to 2010.

And don't forget to watch their video for their single "Cousins." Unbelievable videography to correlate with the roller coaster of a song.

Tweedy and Feist add to Beck's Record Club Series

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Leslie Feist cover Skip Spence's "Broken Heart" as part of Beck's ongoing project. The filming captures the duet's performance full of poise and passion. Stay tuned for more sessions in coming up.

Record Club: Skip Spence "Broken Heart" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.