This week Hands and Feet releases an album, and plenty of touring artists make way through the Lou. Check out the Black Lips at the Ready Room, Die Antwoord at the Pageant, Lee Fields & the Expressions at 2720 Cherokee and much more. Read on for this week's picks from our critics.
8 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
(Photos coming soon!) As soon as he strode onto the low-lit Pageant stage, it was clear that Sam Beam was a changed man. Not only had the Iron & Wine leader trimmed his famed beard and flowing locks to a respectable length, the singer and guitarist was downright chatty even before he played the fir ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, November 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Beard-rock innovator Sam Beam (a.k.a. Iron & Wine) is playing at the Pageant on Saturday, November 13. Tickets are $22 and are on sale this Friday at 5 p.m. I&W is releasing a new album, Kiss Each Other Clean, early next year. (Really, let the beard jokes continue apace.)
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