Rosie Thomas is an upbeat, cheery gal who walks "with a skip in her step," though one would be hard-pressed to believe it given the often sullen and dark mood found on her albums. Some of that gloom could have come from living in the rainy Northwest, or perhaps was caused by a thyroid disorder tha ... More >>
decker.The music of Brandon Decker, who records as decker. has proven to be a pleasant surprise. Primarily based in Sedona, an area known more for snoozy New Age, smooth jazz, and coffeehouse folk, Decker's third record, Broken Belts, Broken Bones doesn't sound unlike something you might hear ove ... More >>
Jason P. WoodburyIron & Wine Crescent Ballroom 12/2/11 How much saxophone is too much saxophone? You might want to ask the young lady who passed out during the extended dub-into-free jazz-psychedelic blues skronk of "Wolves (Song of the Shepherd's Dog)," the fifth song played by Iron & Wine ... More >>
As we announced last week, bearded angel Sam Beam of Iron & Wine will officially be gracing Phoenix with his presence at the beginning of December.Presumably he'll be performing songs from his latest album, Kiss Each Other Clean, as well as classics from past albums including The Shepherd's D ... More >>
We pretty much crowned Sam Beam, the songwriter who leads Iron & Wine, "King of Octobeard" last week (okay, he came in behind Zakk Wylde, but still). I know a lot of people who thought that Iron & Wine's last record, Kiss Each Other Clean, was too much of a departure from the wispy, fol ... More >>
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