With the release of 22, A Million, Justin Vernon is finally back with Bon Iver, ending a five-year wait for fans. But it's not as if he's been dormant in between -- as always, he's been writing and performing with multiple side projects, producing other acts at his April Base studio, co-founding and running the Eaux Claires festival, and appearing as a guest musician on more tracks than even he could possibly recall. So in honor of Bon Iver's return, we've collected some of Vernon's best performances outside of that band, from his early years in Wisconsin to his forays into hip-hop.
This Sunday's slate of football games will once again spur a national debate about which players are sitting, kneeling, standing, raising fists, linking arms, etc., during the pregame performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in solidarity or opposition with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Topping Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman's outspoken answers to a "10 Questions With..." appearance at the Billboard Touring Conference is a tough task, but Seth Hurwitz delivered in spades with a no-holds-barred series of hilarious, insightful comments on the music industry.
With a panel titled "The Drummer Just Did What? Contemporary Artist Management and the Art of the 3 a.m. Call," one could expect to hear all sorts of horror stories from the men and women who control the careers of musicians.