Spaceland & KCRW Present
Iron and Wine
2936 W 8th St
Los Angeles, CA, 90005
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Iron and Wine
Over the course of his ten-year career, Iron & Wine's Sam Beam has become one of today's greatest story tellers, crafting meticulous tales full of forlorn love, religious imagery and wistful dreams. His studio effort, The Shepherd's Dog, was widely praised by fans and critics alike. While Beam's early albums were sparse, intimate solo affairs, Shepherd's introduced layered textures and poly-rhythmic sounds that allowed his lyrics to spring to life – including on his sonic collage, Kiss Each Other Clean. The result is a brighter, more focused record that retains the idiosyncratic elements that make Iron & Wine such an engaging band.
Due out April 16, Ghost on Ghost will serve as the band's debut for Nonesuch Records, which with its roster of brainy, roots-oriented types -- think Laura Veirs and the Low Anthem -- certainly seems like a suitable home for Sam Beam's Texas-based outfit.
Produced by veteran Iron and Wine collaborator Brian Deck, the album contains appearances by a handful of jazz-associated players, including Rob Burger, Steve Bernstein and Brian Blade, whose killer drumming a few years ago with Daniel Lanois' group Black Dub has Pop & Hiss eager to hear how he might have funked up Beam's situation.
Nina Ferraro AKA Bonzie is an indie-folk artist based in Chicago. She writes all of her original music independently, and plays several instruments, including guitar, ukulele, and piano.
At age 11 Nina began exposing audiences the songs she'd been writing in seclusion for several years. She began singing and playing acoustically at a local coffee shop in her hometown and the experiences fueled her passion for music. In the years following, she would go on to perform at venues including Taste of Chicago, SPACE in Evanston, Martyrs', Beat Kitchen, Elbo Room, Abbey Pub, Uncommon Ground, and many other venues in Chicago and across the Midwest.
At 14, Nina recorded and released her first original single, "Let It Go," produced by Wade Norton and Tommy Byrnes (music director for Billy Joel). The legendary Kenny Aronoff (Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Smashing Pumpkins) worked with Nina in the studio to record drums/percussion for the single.
One year later, Nina returned to Los Angeles, this time to record a five-song EP - The Promise, which as Nina describes, "an adventure of perspective" - produced by Will Golden and Al Sgro (producers of Erik Hutchinson, Meiko, and Michelle Branch). Musicians who played on the record include bassist Jonny Flower (Ryan Adams, Colin Hay), multi-instrumentalist Brad Gordon (Ingrid Michaelson, The Weepies), and drummer Michael Jerome of Better Than Ezra.
After receiving national airplay on college and independent radio - Bonzie has done several on-air interviews discussing her music, her life, and the origins of her passion. Now 17, Ferraro is continuing creating and performing, touring with her band across the Midwest, and receiving critical acclaim for her live shows. She will release her debut LP in the Spring of 2013.
$38.00 - $53.00
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