Thursday, October 18, 2007

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.

Bon Iver
Download: Bon Iver - "For Emma"
Bon Iver's MySpace Page

The Shaky Hands
Download: The Shaky Hands - "The Sleepless"
Shaky Hands' MySpace Page

The Rosebuds
Download: The Rosebuds - "Get Up Get Out"
Rosebuds' MySpace Page

Download: Voxtrot - "Firecracker"
Voxtrot's MySpace Page

(Ian Anderson)

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Anonymous Trini said...

I was recently introduced to Bon Iver's music and simply fell in love with his beautiful voice. Thanks for sharing.

2:31 PM  

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