Live Clips: Walkmen, Blitzen Trapper/I&Wine

 

All the concert news
‘n’ reviews that’s fit to print.

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

 

More concert coverage from your friendly neighborhood BLURT
– this time, we’ve the Walkmen & the Decemberists in Ithaca and Blitzen Trapper & Iron and Wine in Baltimore (both reviews featuring exclusive
photos).

 

 

 

 

  • *April S. Engram caught the Walkmen opening for
    the Decemberists at Cornell U in Ithaca,
    NY, on Nov. 9 and succinctly
    observed, “The Walkmen were simply flawless.” (She was pretty impressed by the
    Decemberists too, even though she’d gone to the show to see the openers, noting
    that Colin Meloy & Co. “was able to keep a room fully energized from start
    to finish.”)
  • *Then Zach Herrmann was in the house for the
    Blitzen Trapper/Iron and Wine concert at Baltimore’s
    Rams Head Live! venue on Nov. 18. The openers, noted Herrmann, came out strong
    but ultimately got bogged down with pointless jamming. “Still,” wrote Herrmann,
    “when Blitzen Trapper stuck to what it does best – down-home, electric pop,
    served briskly – the results were enjoyable.” Of Iron and Wine, he pointed out
    that Sam Beam is an admirable risk-taker in concert, audience be damned: “Beam
    largely left behind his sparse and beautiful (but occasionally tepid) balladry
    for something a little more interesting.”

 

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[Photo Credit of Blitzen Trapper: Zachary Herrmann]

 

 

 

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