Last Sunday I went to see Dark was the Night, a benefit for the Red Hot Organization at Radio City. The lineup included Bon Iver, David Byrne, The Dirty Projectors, The National, Feist, Dave Sitek and Sharon Jones. No surprise, Bon Iver stole my heart. I actually didn’t recognize him until he was announced for his solo act – he’d been playing with all the other bands all night, but everyone was calling him Justin (guess I should’ve figured!). He was so much more amazing live than I could’ve imagined.
I also loved Dave Sitek, who gave a short, strange, but fabulous performance. And, as usual, The National and David Bryne rocked! To my surprise, I also really loved Feist’s performance.
Entertainment Weekly wrote a great review. Bon Iver’s performance definitely deserved the A grade.