Gig Alert: Bon Iver

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Bon Iver
Playing Tuesday at The United Palace
(4140 Broadway, Washington Heights)
Get: Tickets ($45) | Directions

In 2007, Justin Vernon (a.k.a. Bon Iver) delighted city-dwelling cynics across the country with a gorgeous and intimate album written and recorded in the exact middle of nowhere: a bungalow in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Following up on that album, For Emma, Forever Ago, Vernon released the self-titled and much-anticipated Bon Iver earlier this year. On songs like “Calgary,” Vernon’s delicate falsetto hovers over pillows of weeping synths and gently distorted drums. The sensual decadence of Vernon’s music is only matched by his choice of venue for Tuesday's concert: the United Palace, the former golden-age movie palace in Washington Heights decorated with endless gilded curly-cues.