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Take Two Parts Iron & Wine, Two Parts The Head and the Heart

Monday, May 30, Knitting Factory

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For a lifetime of love (or at least a couple hours of passion), mix equal parts head, heart, wine and, um, some iron. OK, so that sounds like a recipe for something Jigsaw might whip up. But the combination of The Head and The Heart and Iron & Wine will make you swoon and want to move your groove thing.

Iron & Wine, aka Sam Beam, is on the road with his fourth album, Kiss Each Other Clean (Warner Bros.). It's poppier than we might be used to hearing from Beam, but the folky rock that made us reserve a big chunk of our ticker for the beardy balladeer is still there.

Joining Beam is Seattle-based The Head and The Heart, who made a fateful stop in Boise last year and turned an otherwise quiet Sunday night into a "beer-sloshing, boot-stomping" dance party. Since then, the band has been signed to Sub Pop. Rolling Stone suggested THATH "conquered Boise."