When you're an impressionable teen, one of the few guaranteed gigs you're able to get is a slot performing at your high school's Battle of the Bands. Just ask Bill S. Preston, Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan. Justin Vernon of Bon Iver is no different. Before he became a beloved indie crooner, Vernon and his high school band, the aptly titled Mount Vernon, took to his high school stage to rock out with a nine-piece band!
Watch them jam above. Bon Iver will be performing on October 23 at the Hollywood Bowl with Patti Smith.