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Concerts

Bon Iver live in concert from The 9:30 Club.

November 2, 2011 Hear the band, now nine members strong, in a live concert webcast from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

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May 28, 2009 Musicians like Bon Iver, David Byrne and Feist help fight AIDS in a historic benefit concert.

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March 13, 2008 Hear Bon Iver's heartbreaking, atmospheric music, performed live at SXSW in Austin, Tex.

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February 19, 2008 Hear the psych-rock band Black Mountain and art-folk singer Bon Iver recorded live in concert.

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Studio Sessions

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

September 16, 2013 Hear Justin Vernon's stripped-down performance of the divisive, '80s-style power ballad "Beth/Rest."

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December 30, 2008 Justin Vernon's primal falsetto accentuates his band's stark arrangements in a session on WXPN.

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August 21, 2008 Justin Vernon sought solace in the snowy northwoods and emerged with a celebrated debut album.

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Interviews & Profiles

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

June 22, 2011 The singer talks extensively about Bon Iver, his beguiling follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago.

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Bon Iver.

June 22, 2011 Focusing less on break-ups and more on existence itself, the band has just released its new album.

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March 6, 2010 The desolate journey of Orpheus is now a folk opera written by singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell.

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January 4, 2009 Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, discusses the surprise success of his last album, and his new EP.

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March 12, 2008 Three acts are likely to win some new fans in the coming days of the Austin music festival.

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Discover Songs

Cover to We We So Turned On

December 6, 2010 Hear five of 2010's best cover songs, featuring artists ranging from Cee Lo to Peter Gabriel.

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July 20, 2010 On the new episode of All Songs Considered, hear Icelandic folk, piano jazz, epic rock and more.

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The Black Keys

April 6, 2010 Hear sneak previews of new music from The Black Keys, New Pornographers, Stars and more.

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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July 27, 2009 NPR listeners pick the top five songs and top five albums of the year (so far).

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 13, 2008 We all need and want different things from music at different times, and gentility won out in 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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December 4, 2008 Having declared the album format dead, Mark Wheat of The Current made the year's ultimate playlist.

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June 25, 2008 The halfway point of 2008 seems like a good time to look at the first half of a busy year in music.

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May 28, 2008 "Skinny Love" announces Bon Iver as a budding powerhouse, not so much promising as fully formed.

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March 20, 2008 On this edition of All Songs Considered we share our most memorable moments from South by Southwest.

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March 5, 2008 A preview of some of the bands performing at this year's South by Southwest festival.

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January 10, 2008 Hear a new mix of music from Billie Holiday, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Peter Gabriel, and Bon Iver.

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News

I'll Find a Way is the latest album in The Blind Boys of Alabama's seven-decade run. Left to right: Ricky McKinnie, Paul Beasley, Jimmy Carter, Ben Moore, Joey Williams.

October 2, 2013 Through Jim Crow and the civil rights movement, The Blind Boys of Alabama have kept on singing.

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Adele won each of the six Grammys for which she was nominated, including the awards for Album, Song and Record of the Year. She also performed for the first time since canceling a tour last year to recover from throat surgery.

February 13, 2012 Adele won six awards, including Record, Album and Song of the Year, and Foo Fighters won five.

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Bon Iver's Justin Vernon

April 20, 2011 The Jagjaguwar label today announced plans to release the followup to 2008's For Emma, Forever Ago.

Reviews

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July 20, 2010 On the new episode of All Songs Considered, hear Icelandic folk, piano jazz, epic rock and more.

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January 12, 2009 Now on All Songs Considered: new tracks by Bon Iver, Animal Collective, M. Ward and more.

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 15, 2008 See and hear what NPR listeners picked as the best albums of 2008.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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June 25, 2008 The halfway point of 2008 seems like a good time to look at the first half of a busy year in music.

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May 28, 2008 "Skinny Love" announces Bon Iver as a budding powerhouse, not so much promising as fully formed.

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More Stories

Frank Ocean performs at Angel Orensanz Church. The special show was announced that day and a few hundred lucky fans were able to RSVP for free tickets.

September 25, 2012 See photos from a surprise show featuring two of today's most recognizable voices.

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February 17, 2012 See frontman Justin Vernon and drummer Sean Carey on dueling grand pianos.

"Abducted," by Cults, tops the list of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2011.

December 28, 2011 Listen to Bob Boilen's favorite songs of the year, from Cults to Caveman and Milagres to M83.

Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.

December 7, 2011 A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.

Cover art for Adele, '21.'

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Adele and more artists from A to B.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (top), Lisa Hannigan, James Blake, Jesse Sykes (middle row left to right), Neutral Milk Hotel (bottom).

August 30, 2011 Also this week: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah readies its first album since 2007.

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August 24, 2011 Hear "Fall Creek Boys Choir," an unexpected collaboration between two of 2011's biggest artists.

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June 14, 2011 The list of our 25 favorite albums of the year so far includes Diego Garcia and more artists B-D.

Bon Iver comes out June 21.

June 9, 2011 A grand, chance-taking follow-up to For Emma, Forever Ago, the new Bon Iver dares to be dreamy.

Clockwise from upper left: Bon Iver, Boris, Graveyard.

May 16, 2011 Hear a sneak preview of one of 2011's most anticipated new albums, as well as some brooding metal.

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Bon Iver in Fall Creek, Wisc., August 2010.

May 9, 2011 Here's the tour schedule for Bon Iver. Is the band coming to your town?

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