Brooklyn Vegan Showcase at the Bowery Ballroom
Before I headed over to the Bowery Ballroom to catch arguably the best all-around show apart of the CMJ week of craziness, I hung out with Bon Iver in their swanky Holiday Inn hotel room in SoHo. We ate some pasta and watched television, and I caught this great moment here.
I made my way to the Bowery later that night to catch Bon Iver, Shaky Hands, the Rosebuds and Voxtrot. All the bands were as great as I expected, but Bon Iver really stole the show. I was completely floored by how beautiful the music was live. On the record, there is a haunting loneliness that trails every track, but when they were in front of me, that loneliness just turned into to stark honesty and overwhelming passion.
Here is a downloadable summary of the evening with pictures and everything.
Download: Bon Iver - "For Emma"
Bon Iver's MySpace Page
The Shaky Hands
Download: The Shaky Hands - "The Sleepless"
Shaky Hands' MySpace Page
Download: The Rosebuds - "Get Up Get Out"
Rosebuds' MySpace Page
Download: Voxtrot - "Firecracker"
Voxtrot's MySpace Page