Photos: Iron & Wine at Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Iron And Wine at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (photo by David Benjamin)

Immanuel Presbyterian Church is a 129-year-old building and does not have air conditioning. Since shows there tend to take place in the fall and winter, it’s usually not an issue. Alas, this crazy heat wave created a stuffy environment for Thursday’s Iron & Wine show, but the audience took things in stride. Singer Sam Ervin Beam was apologetic about the heat, once commenting that they’ll have to take it up with God because he’s the “landlord.” The band played songs from their new album, “Beast Epic,” which came out on SubPop this summer, as well as favorites from the band’s discography. He mentioned how he crafted the playlist for the night because playing in a church “offers certain opportunities.” Chicago’s Ohmme opened the show.

Setlist: The Trapeze Swinger, About a Bruise, Dearest Forsake, Muddy Hymnal, Sodom, South Georgia, Jezebel, Woman King, Call Your Boys, Call It Dreaming, Resurrection Fern, You and I, Southern Anthem

Photos by David Benjamin