Iamwe, Crescent Ballroom, 1/19/13
|Iamwe performing in front of a sold-out crowd at Crescent Ballroom.|
In September 2011, I wrote a feature about a mystery band opening for Neon Trees, whose sound at the time didn't seem fully realized until I saw them perform "So They Say" for the first time. Today they've successfully created an album that reflects the blood, sweat and tears I saw these dudes metaphorically secreting, and there's no faking that.
Jim Louvau Iamwe performing in front of a sold-out crowd at Crescent Ballroom.
Sorry, Phoenix. With the way things are going, it will only be a short while longer we can call Iamwe a "local band." Be sure to catch them before things get out of hand.
Last night: Iamwe CD Release at Crescent Ballroom.
The crowd: Friends, family and fans. Also, more than one dude that looked exactly like Malcom X.
Bias: It's pretty clear, but seeing these guys blossom from opening nobodies to a full-blown local force to be reckoned with has filled me with joy like a proud mama bear.