I guess it's official, former Raleigh resident Justin Vernon/Bon Iver has arrived in the mainstream. Forget winning the best-new-artist Grammy, that's nothing compared to the pop-culture immortality that only a "Saturday Night Live" parody can produce (and skewered by Justin Timberlake, no less). Congrats!
Bon Iver arrives
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David Menconi has been the News & Observer's music critic since 1991. Before that, he spent five years at the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colo. He has a masters in journalism from the University of Texas and a B.A. in English from Southwestern University. You can find more of his writing here.