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 coupl 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 Internet Archive, the whole show is here.)
Since Gimme Fitcion will always have a special place in my heart I thought I'd post this live set from 2005 in preperation for Wednesday.
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
Everything Hits At Once
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...)