(via Iron & Wine)
We went to an Iron & Wine show this past weekend at Mass Moca- great band, great venue. And we had a great little walk around Williamstown, a car picnic in North Adams and then dinner and drinks with friends before the show. Right before the concert started, I found out that The Low Anthem was opening, which was a most pleasant surprise. Also pleasant: finding out that Mass Moca was serving local brews instead of Budweiser.
Do you know about NPR's Tiny Desk Concert Series? It's a series of mini-concerts recorded live in someone's office at NPR. Iron & Wine's performance is particularly awesome (see above). It's just the singer Sam Beam without any band. The last song might make you cry a little, if you're into crying over music. Which I'm not, obviously, because that's so weird. So very weird...
PS- Other great Tiny Desk Concerts: Adele, Frazey Ford, K'naan and Rodrigo y Gabriela. And an interesting interview on Design*Sponge with Sam Beam about his album art.