!!! (Chk Chk Chk), Breakfast Mountain @ Doug Fir, May 31, 2011
The first !!! (Chk Chk Chk) album supplied many a dance party in my living room back in 2002. I think of Leah, Jamie, a lotta Sierra Nevada pale ale and stoopin it in the hot Chico summer.
Samuel Beam aka Iron & Wine is a story teller of the highest caliber. His songs tap into our emotions and pull us in. His latest album Kiss Each Other Clean is a departure from his other work, as McMenamins show page describes his “multi-part vocal arrangements (are) reminiscent of Buckingham / Nicks era Fleetwood Mac albums”