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22
Sep

Spoon live in ’05

Spoon starts a three night run at the Filmore tonight. I came to the Spoon party well beyond fashionably late so this will be my first time seeing them. I know, I don’t get out much. But since falling hard for Gimme Fiction (made my best of 2005 list) forces have conspired against me finding myself in the same room.  Their latest effort Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is just as strong, making my best of ’07 list. Barring any further twists of fate I’ll be catching the closer Wednesday. I’m also really looking forward to opening act Heavenly States. Kudos to Britt & Co. for giving a fine local act an opportunity like this!

The Sly Oyster has posted a couple of new songs (one featuring Janet Weiss) from frontman Britt Danile’s solo set in Portland earlier this month. Check them out here. Unless his long rumored solo debut is actually going to happen it’s very likely these will show up on the next Spoon album proper.  Here’s hoping they pull these out for the Fillmore run but what would really make my life complete (for the next couple of weeks anyway) would be seeing their killer cover of The Rolling Stones’ “Rocks Off”.

Rocks Off (from their set in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park back in July thanks to the bottomless well that is the Internet Archive, the whole show is here.)

Since Gimme Fiction will always have a special place in my heart I thought I’d post this live set from 2005.

Spoon live at Village Studio, L.A. 5/13/05 (broadcast by KCRW)

The Beast And The Dragon, Adored

The Two Sides Of Monsieur Valentine

I Summon You

Sister Jack

Utilitarian

Everything Hits At Once

Someone, Something

My Mathematical Mind

Here’s the whole deal in a zip file if you want to save time (caveat: lesser quality mp3′s but the interview in the middle is included…)

09
May

Spoon coming to the Fillmore

Tickets for Spoon’s three night run at the Fillmore in SF (9/22-24) go on sale this Sunday. They’ve been near the top of the lengthy “must check ‘em out” list for some time now and the chance to hear material from one of my Top 20 records from last year at one of the best live venues in town pushes the pull-out-the-wallet button in a big way.

There’s been talk of pre-sales ending at 5PM today but after becoming a signed up fella for one of the big mersh stations here in the Bay Area it looks to me like the damn thing’s either broken or sold out… I’ll just have to hop on the phone at 10AM Sunday like ever’body else.

For an idea of how fabulous an evening of indie pop this will surely be check out WYEP in Pittsburgh’s stream of an in studio performance they did last Wednesday here. If mp3′s are your thing Gregor over at Captains Dead has posted their live set from Sydney in January here.

All that literate, hook laden songcraft for only $25? I’m in!




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