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SXSW 2008: Bon Iver

Bon Iver in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08
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In For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver's Justin Vernon sings in a heartbreaking falsetto. Vernon wrote the album's songs while living in a remote cabin one winter in northwestern Wisconsin, where he'd gone to exorcise some inner demons. For Emma, Forever Ago perfectly captures the isolation and chilly heartache of the period in which it's recorded. Hear a concert recorded live at the Parish in Austin, Tex., on March 13, 2008.

Hear the other bands from this concert: Vampire Weekend, Yeasayer, A.A. Bondy, Jens Lekman, Shout Out Louds.

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SXSW 2008: Vampire Weekend

The Afro-flecked indie-rock band makes it debut at SXSW at the Parish in Austin, Tex.

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SXSW 2008: A.A. Bondy

A.A. Bondy plays bluesy folk wrapped in flannel shirts and muddied boots at SXSW.

A.A. Bondy in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08
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SXSW 2008: Shout Out Louds

At SXSW, the band finds infectious joy in cheery melodies and bedroom-dance-party rhythms.

Shout Out Louds in Concert at SXSW 3/13/08
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