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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Prepping for Iron & WIne/Calexico

I'm heading up to Montreal next week with my trusty concert compadre, Flatlander, to see Iron & Wine and Calexico. When I heard about the show I jumped at the opportunity, not because I'm eluding the inlaws that will be arriving that evening, but because the idea of three sets of music from these groups sounds absolutely blissful. Their combined EP from earlier this year, In the Reins, perfectly matches the strengths of each group results in a sound that allows grandeur and intimatcy to coexist.

In preparation for the show, I'll be listening to NPR's webcast of tonight's show from Washington, DC's 9:30 Club. It takes place at 10 pm EST. For those that miss it, NPR will most likely stream it for many months.

Thanks to What the f*ck is the internet? for making me aware of the webcast.

Iron & Wine/Calexico - A History of Lovers.mp3
Iron & Wine/Calexico - Sixteen, Maybe Less.mp3
Iron & Wine/Calexico - Dead Man's Will.mp3

UPDATE: The show sounded beautiful. Here's the setlist:
Calexico: Yours and Mine, Panic Open String, Alone Again Or, Deep Down, Bisbee Bluem Crystal Frontier, All Systems Go
Iron and Wine: Hickory, Sodom, South Georgia, Cinder and Smoke, Evening on the Ground (Lilith’s Song), On Your Wings, An Angry Blade, Woman King, The Trapeze Swinger
Salvador Duran: El Jinete, Barlovento, El Huasteco Enamorado
Iron & Wine/Calexico: He Lays in the Reins, Red Dust, All Tomorrow's Parties, Prison on Route 41, A History of Lovers, Always on My Mind, Burn That Broken Bed
Encore: Wild Horses, Dead Man's Will

Click here to download all four sets and an interview: NPR Live Concert Series: Iron & Wine/Calexico - 9:30 Club, Washington DC - 11/30/05


  • At 12:04 AM, Blogger Flatlander said…

    The webcast is sounding really nice. It's going to be a fun show. Hopefully, the crowd next week will be as quiet as the crowd at the Sufjan Stevens show this summer.

  • At 10:38 AM, Anonymous nico said…

    You too are making me soooooo jealous going to that show. I still can't believe the tour isn't coming to Florida...where Beam is from!

    Oh well, don't let Flatlander forget to pick up the tour ep for me! :p

  • At 1:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dude the lead singer has one very gnarly beard!!

  • At 6:10 PM, Blogger =A= said…

    I really dig that album. I really dig Calexico alone, though, and I think that they give Sam Beam a much needed oomph. I fell asleep watching an M&M commercial recently and I think it's his fault. Don't get me wrong. I love me some Iron & Wine, but this is a little more.... I even like the first track, although the first time I heard it I thought they were dueting with that blind opera singer and half expected Sting to jump in on a mandolin. Indie Cred!


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