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Reich Glass

Contemporary composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass have announced that they'll perform together for the first time in over 30 years, as the kickoff event for "Nonesuch Records at BAM", the label's 50th anniversary going down this September.

"Nonesuch Records at BAM" also includes an event with Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt (who's involved in another BAM event happening sooner), and Iron & Wine; one with Natalie Merchant and Sam Amidon; another with Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet; two nights of Robert Plant and more. Full schedule below.

Members can get early access to tickets starting May 21, and they'll become available to the general public BAM's site on May 28.

The Steve Reich/Philip Glass event is also part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival. Still not many details on that, but we do know Bryce Dessner and Brooklyn Youth Chorus are performing. Members can get tickets to Next Wave starting June 16, and the general public starting June 23.

Full "Nonesuch Records at BAM" schedule below...

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Iron & Wine w/ Amos Lee at Beacon Theatre in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine have multiple dates coming up, including a number of festival appearances like Firefly in Delaware this June. Right after playing Firefly, Sam Beam & co. will head to the NYC-area for two shows just outside of the city. First, they'll hit Port Chester's Capitol Theatre on June 23 and then The Space at Westbury on June 26. Tickets for the Cap show and the Westbury show go on sale Friday (5/9) at noon.

This weekend they're at Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival. All dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine on tour, playing 2 NYC-area shows after Firefly"

Shaky Knees Fest

Since we last posted the lineup, The Shaky Knees fest in Atlanta has grown to add The Replacements and more. Tickets also went on sale and are still available. Check out the lineup, headlined by The National, Modest Mouse and Alabama Shakes, in the poster above and the full schedule at the fest's site.

Shaky Knees Music Festival takes place in Atlanta's Atlantic Station, May 9-11, 2014.

Deer Tick and The Hold Steady are both also on the lineup and out on tour together now.

Shaky Knees

Governors Ball and Hangout Fest lineups were just announced today (and Firefly yesterday and Coachella not long before that), and now comes the lineup announcement for another big fest, Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival. The fest goes down from May 9-11 at Atlantic Station with The National, Modest Mouse, Spoon, Local Natives, The Gaslight Anthem, Violent Femmes, Conor Oberst, Iron and Wine, Jenny Lewis, Dawes, Foals, Deer Tick, The Hold Steady, Tokyo Police Club, Graveyard, Mutual Benefit and many more. There's also one headliner still TBA. Outkast?

Tickets go on sale Friday (1/17). Full lineup and flyer below...

Continue reading "Shaky Knees Festival 2014 lineup announced (The National, Modest Mouse, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Spoon & more)"

photos by Dylan Johnson

Iron & Wine, Nick Lowe and more @ Beacon Theatre
WFUV
WFUV

[Sam] Beam sang, in his gentle high tenor, about memories and connections, families and lovers. His songs, at their core, are folky ballads that mingle storytelling with more abstruse thoughts. But he has embellished them in various ways through the years: with folk-rock, country, jazz, even a little R&B. The "In the Reins" EP was his first experiment with horns -- Calexico's pair of mariachi trumpets -- but not his last; two horn players from his current Iron and Wine band, Curtis Fowlkes on trombone and Stuart Bogie on saxophone and flute, were also on hand, giving some songs a nudge toward jazz.

Calexico carried [Kathleen] Edwards's "Soft Place to Land" from a pensive hush into sorrowful peaks, and it stoked the rhythm just enough behind two incantatory songs from [Beth] Orton, the chugging "Call Me the Breeze" and the enveloping "Mystery." It was just retro enough for [Nick] Lowe's wry, elegantly turned novelty song "Christmas at the Airport" and straightforwardly pop for his "Cruel to Be Kind."

For [Glen] Hansard, the Irish songwriter behind the musical "Once," Calexico was attentive to the songs' dramatic arcs of loss and redemption. [NY Times]

The WFUV Holiday Cheer benefit went down at Beacon Theatre last week (12/10) with Iron and Wine and Calexico (who collaborated on 2005's In the Reins EP) plus Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton, Nick Lowe, Glen Hansard and Amos Lee. The show saw the artists doing different collaborations throughout the night, and there were parts where the entire bill shared the stage at once. In addition to teaming up for each other's original songs, the artists did some covers, including Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Pictures of the show are in this post.

One of the other songs covered at the show was The Pogues' holiday classic, "Fairytale of New York" which Iron & Wine, Calexico, Glen Hansard, and Kathleen Edwards also covered later in the week on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. You can watch a video of that performance, along with more pictures of the Beacon Theatre show, below.

Continue reading "Iron & Wine, Calexico, Glen Hansard, Kathleen Edwards and friends played 'Fallon' and WFUV holiday show (pics & video)"

Beth Orton at LPR in July (more by Robert Altman)
Beth Orton

Earlier this year, we mentioned that WFUV would be doing their Holiday Cheer benefit at Beacon Theatre, which happens TONIGHT (12/10) with Iron & Wine, Calexico, and Nick Lowe. As if that wasn't already a fantastic lineup of folk/singer-songwriter type stuff, since we last spoke, more great atists were added, including Glen Hansard (The Frames, The Swell Season, Once), Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton, and Amos Lee. Tickets for tonight's show are still available, but ticketmaster is saying "not many left."

UK singer Beth Orton will also bring her folktronica back to NYC for Lincoln Center's American Songbook series on February 14 in The Allen Room. Tickets for that show are still available. All Beth Orton dates are listed below...

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Iron & Wine at Capitol Theatre in May (more by PSquared)
Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine have a bunch of dates coming up, including a WFUV Holiday Cheer benefit show happening on December 10 at Beacon Theatre with Calexico and Nick Lowe. Tickets for that show go on sale today (10/18) at noon.

All Iron & Wine dates are listed below...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine touring, playing WFUV holiday show w/ Calexico and Nick Lowe (dates)"

photos by PSquared Photography

Iron & Wine at the Capitol Theatre - 5/19/13
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Iron & Wine is currently on a tour with the Secret Sisters in support of his new album, Ghost on Ghost, which hit NYC last week (5/14) at Beacon Theater and then circled back to the area for a Port Chester show at the Capitol Theater this past Sunday (5/19). Pictures of the latter are in this post.

For the tour, Sam Beam is being backed by a 13-piece band, and also takes some time out of his sets to do some solo acoustic material. Both NYC-area shows saw him playing the bulk of Ghost on Ghost in addition to a good amount of earlier material, but he had some surprises thrown in there too, including his cover of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" at the Cap show.

More pictures from the Cap and setlists/videos from both shows below...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine played the Capitol Theatre & Beacon Theatre (pics, videos, setlists)"

Iron and Wine

Iron & Wine aka Sam Beam recently released Ghost on Ghost, his fifth album which is also his Nonesuch Records debut. Iron & Wine are out supporting that release on a tour with the Secret Sisters that brings them to a sold out Beacon Theater in NYC tonight (5/14) and a not-sold-out-yet Capitol Theater in Port Chester on 5/19. That tour was also just expanded to include more North American cities in September. Check out the full list of dates below, along with videos from the band's recent appearances on Conan and Fallon...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine is here, released 'Ghost on Ghost', expanded tour, played Conan & Fallon (video & dates)"

Iron and Wine at Terminal 5 in 2011 (more by David Andrako)
Iron and Wine

As mentioned, Iron and Wine is releasing his fifth album, Ghost on Ghost, on April 16 via Nonesuch. He just announced that he'll be supporting that album with a tour with The Secret Sisters which hits the NYC area on May 14 at Beacon Theatre and May 19 at Capitol Theatre. Tickets for the Beacon Theatre show go on sale Friday (2/22) at 11 AM with a presale starting Thursday (2/21) at 11 AM, and tickets for the Capitol Theatre show are not on sale yet, but you can check ticketfly for updates.

A list of all dates and a stream of Ghost on Ghost single, "Lovers' Revolution," below...

Continue reading "Iron and Wine announces 2013 tour (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

Iron & Wine

Sam Beam returns with Ghost on Ghost, his fifth Iron & Wine album and first for Nonesuch. It hits shelves on April 16. The record was produced by longtime collaborator Brian Deck and if "Lover's Revolution," the first released track from it, is any indication it will be a jazzy, horn-filled affair. You can stream that track and check out album art and track list below.

Continue reading "Iron & Wine announced new LP (artwork, track list, stream)"

Newport Folk Fest
Newport Folk Fest

The Newport Festivals Foundation continues to celebrate the festival's historic past by featuring emerging young artists alongside some of folk music's most venerable names. This year's festival features: My Morning Jacket, Jackson Browne, Conor Oberst, Iron & Wine, Patty Griffin, Guthrie Family Reunion, Dawes, The Head & The Heart, Deer Tick, Punch Brothers, City & Colour, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Tallest Man on Earth, tUnE-yArDs, Tom Morello, Trampled by Turtles, Gary Clark, Jr., Alabama Shakes, Blind Pilot, Of Monsters and Men, original music from: Jay Farrar; Will Johnson; Anders Parker; & Yim Yames set to the lyrics of Woody Guthrie, Sharon Van Etten, First Aid Kit, Sara Watkins, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Brown Bird, Jonny Corndawg, Jonathan Wilson, Spirit Family Reunion, Deep Dark Woods, Carl Broemel, Ben Sollee, Robert Ellis, Frank Fairfield, The Apache Relay, Spider John Koerner & His Rag Tag Boys, Joel Rafael, Joe Fletcher & The Wrong Reasons, Elizabeth Mitchell, honeyhoney, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, The Kossoy Sisters, The Berklee City Music Choir and very special guests to be announced.
The 2012 Newport Folk Festival lineup has been announced.

photos by David Andrako

"Iron & wine at T5 was incredible, duh. Full band serves him well. Also, 3 from Woman King!" -davidsankey

Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine return to Terminal 5 TONIGHT (10/13), after blessing the venue with Low last night as part of their two-night stay. The Low Anthem will do warm 'em duties tonight and tickets are still available for all of you procrastinators. Pictures from last night are in this post.

No word on if Marketa Irglova will join Iron & Wine like she did last night, but we'll let you know if that changes. You CAN catch her at her confirmed appearance on 11/30 at Bowery Ballroom though. Tickets are still available.

More pictures from night one are below.

Continue reading "Iron & Wine played Terminal 5 w/ Low & special guest Marketa Irglova (pics)"

Iron & Wine at MFNW (more by Autumn Andel)
Iron & Wine

Though this is strictly conjecture, I am guessing that Sam Beam (no relation to Jim) is currently in the air over the Atlantic Ocean, returning to the US from a date in the UK. His first stop on American soil will be NYC where he will front Iron & Wine for the next two nights (10/12 and 10/13) at Terminal 5. As previously mentioned, he plays with a pair of "Low" bands (Low open 10/12 and The Low Anthem open 10/13). Tickets for both 10/12 and 10/13 are still available, and we have a way you can win your way in.

Feeling lucky? We have one Iron & Wine/Low MEGA-prize pack for for someone wanting to go to the 10/12 show! Head below for your chance to win two tickets to the 10/12 show, a poster commemorating the event, 12" vinyl AND a t-shirt from EACH band, and a scarf (for real)!

All tour dates and videos down there too...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine arrive shortly, win a prize pack that includes tix to the Wednesday show with Low"

photos by Autumn Andel

Shabazz Palaces / The Horrors
MusicFest NW
MusicFest NW

The Horrors took matters to another level of performance.. [utilizing] brooding electric grooves and jeering melodies. Forget the spidery androgynous demeanor and spazzy mannerisms - these guys bring it when it comes to live performance, pure and simple. Their new album is a solid piece of work, a considerable triumph over their previous and an exciting sampling of their continuing creative evolution.

The band opened with the first song off new album Skying, called "Changing The Rain," fearlessly putting their newest foot forward in a challenge to those hung up on the band's earlier sounds. We took the evolution in stride, however, as the British quintet delivered a solid performance that continually dipped into new material, finally concluding around the midnight hour with the new 80s throwback "Moving Further Away". [Crave Online]

Not many festivals can boast an appearance from both Marketa Irglova and Pig Destroyer in the same day. That's what day three (9/9) of MusicFestNW had to offer, with the Friday at the festival boasting a diverse lineup that featured both (in different venues, but still) as well as Iron & Wine, The Olivia Tremor Control, Shabazz Palaces, Wizard Rifle, MSTRKRFT, BOAT, and many, many others.

MFNW Day 2 pics HERE and HERE. Day 1 HERE. More pictures from day three, including shots of Marketa Irglova, Iron & Wine, Shabazz Palaces, and The Horrors, are below.

Continue reading "MFNW Day 3 in pics (The Horrors, Shabazz Palaces, Marketa Irglova & Iron & Wine)"

Low at Radio City in April (more by WInnie Cheung)
Low

Openers have been announced for the Iron and Wine shows at Terminal 5 in October. The first night (8/12) will be opened by their former Sub Pop labelmates Low (who seem to be continuing their trend of opening for huge bands who came after them) and the second night (8/13) by the similarly named but entirely different sounding The Low Anthem who also just announced a big tour. Tickets for both T5 shows are on sale.

Speaking of low bands, Lower Dens are on tour with Cass McCombs and play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday. Tickets are still on sale and we're giving away some at our facebook.

All Low & Low Anthem tour dates (none together) below...

Continue reading "Low & Low Anthem both touring, both opening for Iron & Wine"

photos by Louie Abellera

Iron & Wine in Chicago on June 6th
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Iron and Wine have been pretty busy after the release of their major label debut Kiss Each Other Clean back in January. They kicked off the year with a tour that hit Radio City, have hit a bunch of festivals, and have more coming including ACL and MusicfestNW, in addition to other international summer shows. There's no evidence they'll keep this up and do a full fall tour, but it doesn't seem entirely out of the question considering they've just announced two NYC dates (and a show in Toronto).

Iron & Wine will play NYC's Terminal 5 on October 12 and 13. Tickets for both NYC shows go on sale Friday (7/15) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/13) at noon. No openers have been announced for the shows yet.

Back on June 6th, Iron & Wine played a free show as part of the Downtown Sound Summer Music Series in Chicago. A set of pictures and the setlist from that show are in this post. More of the pics along with all tour dates, below...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine announce dates (2 T5 shows + pics from Chicago)"

MFNW

Here is the initial lineup for Willamette Week's MusicfestNW, scheduled for Sept. 7-11, 2011 in Portland, Oregon, and it's pretty great. The multi-venue fest includes big outdoor performances by Band of Horses (Sunday, Sept. 11), Explosions in the Sky (Saturday, Sept. 10), and Iron & Wine (Friday, Sept. 9), in addition to shows with everyone from Archers of Loaf to Big Freedia to Butthole Surfers to Neurosis. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 3rd. Check out the full list below...

Continue reading "MusicfestNW 2011 -- dates & initial lineup"

ACL

The 10th Anniversary ACL Festival line-up is on the books. Stevie Wonder, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Coldplay, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Nas & Damian "Jr Gong" Marley and Cee Lo top the bill of the over 130 bands. Bright Eyes, Social Distortion, Empire of the Sun, Santigold, Pretty Lights, TV On The Radio, Skrillex, Big Boi and Randy Newman are also on tap to rock September 16-18.
3-Day passes are sold out. 1-Day passes go on sale at 10am. Full lineup below...

Continue reading "Austin City Limits 2011 festival lineup is here, tickets on sale"

Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo (June 9-12 in Manchester Tennessee) has announced the 2011 lineup (slightly early), and like the rumored Lollapalooza lineup, Eminem is among the headliners. Bonnaroo also has Grammy winners Arcade Fire and the Black Keys, in addition to Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, the Strokes, The Decemberists, Florence & the Machine, Girl Talk, Beirut (haven't seen them in a while), and many more. Full list below...

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Sasquatch

Big names and regulars aside, there are a few bands I want to highlight on the just-announced Sasquatch lineup: Wolf Parade ("indefinite hiatus" rumors be damned), The Flaming Lips (performing "The Soft Bulletin"), Death From Above 1979 (now three reunion shows total), Guided By Voices (they're not done yet), and... Archers of Loaf (!). The full lineup of the fest that goes down in Gorge, Washington in May (Memorial Day Weekend), is below...

Continue reading "Sasquatch 2011 lineup announced (Archers of Loaf, Guided By Voices, Wolf Parade, DFA 1979 & "The Soft Bulletin" included)"

"saw iron & wine at radio city last night. show was amazing. it was an electric rock show with a huge band. sam pulled it off." - travis johnson

Radio City Music Hall, moments before Iron & Wine (by Chris Shiflett)
Radio City

"Iron and Wine kind of blew it last night. When an artist goes for a sound more or less the polar opposite of the one that made them famous, they better bring their A game. Sufjan did it last year, sadly Iron and Wine did not. Bloozy sax rock is not where its at man. 75 minute sets at a sold out Radio City at 50 a ticket aint too great either. That said, some of the new stuff was great, and the Trapeze encore was wonderful." [Anonymous | January 30, 2011 1:25 PM]
Edie Brickell opened for Iron & Wine at Radio City Music Hall in NYC Saturday night, one night after the same band played a much more intimate and free (and even shorter) show at the SoHo Apple Store. More tour dates are HERE. The Radio City setlist, and video of the "Trapeze Singer" encore, are below...

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Iron & Wine @ Regina Folk Fest 2009 (more by Chris Graham)
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today in NYC
* Tony Green @ Barbes
* Ralph Alessi @ The Stone
* Toshi Reagon @ Joe's Pub
* DJ Spinna's birthday @ Santos
* Chiddy Bang @ Irving Plaza
* Nasheet Waits @ The Stone
* Las Rubias Del Norte @ Barbes
* Kneebody, Daedelus @ Southpaw
* Regal Degal, Beige @ Cameo Gallery
* Makane Kouyate's Denbaya @ Barbes
* Daniel Kitson @ St. Ann's Warehouse
* Sarah Jarosz @ Rockwood Music Hall
* Callers, Nat Baldwin, Teen @ Union Pool
* The Muffs, Paul Collins' Beat @ Maxwell's
* Classixx, James Friedman @ Brooklyn Bowl
* Terry Riley, Gyan Riley @ Le Poisson Rouge
* Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars @ Zebulon
* Baby Dayliner, The Beatards @ Mercury Lounge
* Noveller, Bell, Grooms, Sundelles @ Bruar Falls
* Soft Black, Drunk Tigers, Shaker Pegs @ Death By Audio
* Iron & Wine, Edie Brickell @ Radio City Music Hall
* Mission of Burma, Buke and Gass @ The Bell House
* Dickey Betts & Great Southern @ The Concert Hall
* The Lisps, Mountains, Car On The Moon @ The Rock Shop
* The Dismemberment Plan, Poor But Sexy @ Webster Hall
* Robert Plant, North Mississippi Allstars @ Beacon Theatre
* Myra Melford, Brandon Ross, Stomu Takeishi @ 92YTribeca
* Zoso (Led Zeppelin cover band) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Richard Lloyd, The Waldos, The Mess Around @ Don Pedros
* Mirror Mirror, Zambri, Autre Ne Veut, Laurel Halo @ Pianos
* Trigger Effect, Crows Vs. Vultures, Left Alive @ The Acheron
* No Mor Musik, The Rat Bastard Experience @ Issue * Project Room
* Real Estate, Andy Rourke of the Smiths (DJ Set), Art Con @ Union Hall
* Rioux, Beast Make Bomb, Web Dating, Ducky @ The Studio at Webster Hall
* Controlled Bleeding, PC Worship, Hubble, Clients Not Friends @ Cake Shop
* Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley @ Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank)
* Eye Of The Tiger, Big Daddy Project, The Orion Experience @ Knitting Factory
* Blanks 77, Violent Society, Radio Exiles, Combat Crisis, Sped @ Santos Party House
* Black Taxi, Deadbeat Darling, The Frontier Brothers, My Pet Dragon @ Bowery Ballroom
* Beach Fossils, A Place To Bury Strangers, Caveman, Guards, Arms, Dreamers of the Ghetto @ Glasslands
* Unstoppable Death Machines, Lionshare, Reality War, Nine 11 Thesaurus, Filthy Savage, Ritz Riot @ Silent Barn
* Team Robespierre, Personality Crisis, Shapes, Life Size Maps, Viva Mayday, Sister Helen, Jake Harms and The Nelsonvillains @ Shea Stadium
* deVries, Plastic Crimewave Sound, The High Dials, Bipolaroid, 28 Degrees Taurus, The Runaway Suns, Weird Owl, Brooklyn Raga Association @ Party Xpo (Brooklyn PsychFest 2)

More details on Brooklyn Psychfest are below.

Zoso, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, is playing Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight.

The real Robert Plant is playing Beacon Theatre.

Big night at CT's Mohegan Sun with competing Aziz Ansari & Michael Winslow shows in the same venue!

Iron & Wine headline Radio City Music Hall tonight. Video of their appaarance on Conan from earlier in the week is below...

What else?

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DOWNLOAD: Iron & Wine - Tree By the River (new MP3)

Iron & Wine @ Greenespace on 1/5 (more by Aaron Epstein)
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Friday, January 28, 2011
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Live from SoHo: Iron and Wine

Iron and Wine's Sam Beam has become one of today's greatest musical storytellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery, and wistful dreams. Join us at the Apple Store for this very special live show by Iron&Wine as they perform tracks from the newly released album, "Kiss Each Other Clean." For guaranteed admission, stop by to pick up a wristband starting Thursday, January 27, at 9:00 a.m.
[Apple Store SoHo]
The free NYC Apple Store show is happening one day before Iron & Wine play their headlining show at Radio City Music Hall with Edie Brikell. Tickets are still on sale for that.

Meanwhile, those with a TV can check out Iron & Wine on Conan tonight (1/24), and those who either live in California or have an internet connection, can partake in a free show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood.

Iron & Wine (AKA Sam Beam and band) perform live at Amoeba Music Hollywood in celebration of the new album, Kiss Each Other Clean, out 1/25 on Warner Bros. This very special show will also be streamed live on amoeba.com for those who can't be there!

Fans can pre-purchase the new album starting at 5pm on 1/24 and receive a limited-edition Iron & Wine "Live at Amoeba" poster (while they last). Signing after the performance is limited to the first 100 purchasers.

Iron & Wine play live at The Wiltern January 25 & 26.
Cold War Kids play live in Amoeba on Tuesday (though it won't be streamed), and they have a Radio City show coming up too. Their new album, Mine is Yours - out that same day, is streaming at MySpace. Iron & Wine's new album is streaming at Team Coco.

Iron & Wine's 1/25 Wiltern show is with Laura Marling whose only other upcoming show is in NYC on 1/30. Iron & Wine's 1/26 Wiltern show is with The Low Anthem who also head out on the road with Iron & Wine in April, but not before playing Bowery Ballroom in March. Updated Iron & Wine tour dates (many more North American shows since we last spoke) and updated dates for Cold War Kids and Low Anthem too, below...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine on Conan & streaming from Amoeba Records, add free Apple Store show -- updated dates & Cold War Kids too"

photos by Aaron Epstein

Iron & Wine @ Greenespace
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"The [Mercury Lounge] gig felt like a loose rehearsal, with Beam taking gaps to figure out which guitar he'd use. "It's nice to play new songs, but it's nerve-wracking," he admitted at one point. "You never know what's going to happen, and we don't exactly practice."

Wearing a charcoal blazer over a sweater and sporting a large, bushy beard, Beam still looks like the film professor at the University of Miami he once was (he now lives in Austin, Texas with his five daughters). Strapping on his acoustic guitar, backed by a seven-piece band, he kicked off with the new "Tree By the River," a nostalgic, heavy-strumming ode to a high school sweetheart with vocal harmonies.

"A lot of people I talk to say it has an AM Gold feel to it," Beam tells Rolling Stone of the track. "They remember hearing in their parents' car growing up, and I love that music."-[Rolling Stone]

Sam Beam & co (aka Iron & Wine) played NYC three times in the past two days, including the Greene Space on Wednesday (1/5, where these pictures come from) and Jimmy Fallon/Mercury Lounge yesterday (1/6). The Mercury Lounge, which was private, was reviewed by Rolling Stone (see above). Its setlist is below.

Iron & Wine's surprise appearance at the Greene Space, as well as the two appearances the following day, were to promote the new LP Kiss Each Other Clean (out January 25th via Warner Brothers) which was played in its entirety at Greene Space, and if you missed it, you can watch the entire Greene Space show at NPR's site.

For more public shows, catch Iron & Wine on tour later this month.

More pictures from Greene Space, as well as video from Jimmy Fallon (note the introduction of Iron & Wine by the "golden voice" of Ted Williams.), below...

Continue reading "Iron & Wine played Greene Space, Fallon and Mercury Lounge (pics & video)"

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