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Concert of the day: Bon Iver at the State Theatre




The Cliff’s Notes version of the Bon Iver story (in case you haven’t heard): guy undergoes both a band and relationship breakup; guy retreats deep into the Wisconsin woods; guy returns with one of the most eerily beautiful works of late.

While the ‚Äúget lost to be found‚Äù concept might be a clich?©, the folk-pop created by Bon Iver (a.k.a. Justin Vernon) during three months of chilly seclusion is fresh, subtle and intoxicating. Dare I go as far as to say Skinny Love is a falsetto-rich Blowin‚Äô in the Wind for the Facebook generation?

As for his live show, Vernon told Pitchfork, “I don’t want to be the guy with an acoustic guitar singing songs, because that’s boring for the most part. The song actually needs 80 to 500 people singing ... it needs that fight.”

The show, with Elvis Perkins is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18-$21. Click here to listen to an mp3 of Bon Iver's Skinny Love.

— Carole Giambalvo, tbt*. Photo by Getty Images.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:00am]


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