Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Wagon Week: Now with The Low Anthem, The Felice Brothers, Black Mountain and Ladhawk.


The four day Americana event has now added some more exciting headliners. The first day on Thursday 9th September will be topped by Rhode Island four piece The Low Anthem. After releasing their third album 'Oh My God, Charlie Darwin' on Bella Union in 2008 the band have found fans in the shape of David Letterman, Jools Holland and Michael Eavis. This will be their first time in Leeds and a much anticipated one at that.

The Saturday headliner has been confirmed today as the ever popular barn storming group from upstate New York, The Felice Brothers. Having sold out Brudenell Social Club in a blink of an eye last October, this Saturday show will be a hot ticket.

More supports and headliners to be announced each week! However....


Thursday 9th September
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Monday, 17 May 2010

Who the hell is GAYNGS? and can I join?


When I first read about Gayngs and saw the symbol in various magazines, blogs etc I thought it was going to be some try hard experimental abstract, strange for strange sake concept album, but on the very first listen I gathered something uniquely amazing was happening here. The brains behind the project is Ryan Olson who has the enviable/unenviable task of collaborating the talents of Bon Iver, Megafaun, The Rosebuds, Solid Gold, Leisure Birds and more to make a prog jazz excursion influenced apparently by 10ccs 'I'm not in Love', talk about having the work cut out for you. Songs like 'Last Prom on Earth' sound like Barry White or Isaac Hayes meets Weather Report and Bones, Thugs n Harmoney or early Outkast, its fucking ace and the result is pure summer magnificence. I hope the next part of the project 'making it live' comes together with the same degree of precision and sweetness. The album is out now on Jagjaguwar.


Download 'The Gaudy Side of Town' by Gayngs via the Jagjaguwar websiteHERE

Download 'Faded High' by Gayngs via the Jagjaguwar websiteHERE

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Wagon Week: 9th Sept - 12th Sept / First announcement: BLACK MOUNTAIN


The Iron Wagon's first week of shows starts in September on Thursday 9th with a very special headline act that we'll announce next week. Each night will be made up of 3 to 4 Americana, Folk, Alt Country or American/Canadian Rock acts and be priced individually for each night. The last night of the event is the first to be announced strangely, it just happened that way. Black Mountain are a 5 piece rock act hailing from British Columbia, Canada. Fronted by bearded songwriter Stephen McBean they've released two full length albums on Jagjaguwar and are set to release their 3rd in Summer of this year.

Ladyhawk - You Ran from Joey Angerone on Vimeo.

The guest support on the night will be fellow Canadians Ladyhawk (not to be mistaken with flash in the pan Australian pop thing Ladyhawke). Ladyhawk are a huge favourite here at The Iron Wagon and we've been lucky enough to do a show for them a year or so ago at the Brudenell in Leeds, so this will be a huge treat to see both acts together on one bill. Tickets are limited to 500 for this event so get them while you can as we won't be holding any back for the day.

Right click HERE to download 'Tyrants' by Black Mountain from the Jagjaguwar website

Right click HERE to download 'The Dugout' by Ladyhawk from the Jagjaguwar website

All ticket links below


Jumbo Records

Crash Records

Tickets also available over the phone:

Jumbo - 0113 2455570
Crash - 0113 2436743

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Beast Coast at Nation of Shopkeepers next week


Still no album or label deal in sight yet for Visit the site BEST COAST, but I imagine they'll be playing most of whats gonna be on it in their forthcoming very small run of UK shows. I managed to catch them at their Fader fort show in March, even though the sprawling size of the Levi's tent wasn't the perfect surrounding for their sound I thought it was a great show, and she's cool as a cucumber stood om stage with her RayBans on and singing the perfect songs for a hot Texas afternoon. Can't wait to see them next week. The Visit the site NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS show is free entry but if you can't make it my boy Wesley from Visit the site NOW WAVE is putting them on on the 7th May at Visit the site DEAF INSTITUTE in Manchester. Cheers to Dan McEvoy for hooking this gig up.

Best Coast - When I'm With You from Pete Ohs on Vimeo.