Posted in music | pictures on January 22, 2010

words by BBG, photos by Meghan McInnis

Spoon

Spoon you rock rocked Mercury Lounge tonite and I thank you for it - [noise64]
If you got in line early yesterday afternoon (as early as 1PM from some reports), or were one of the lucky few to get advanced tickets, then you were able to catch Spoon at Mercury Lounge last night (1/21) with Mahogany. The show was one of a few the band has played in the past week leading up to release of their new album Transference (stream it), including El Cid in LA, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (video below), and many others, continuing at Waterloo Records in Austin,TX at 4PM on Monday, 1/25/10.

Spoon is scheduled to play one slightly less intimate show in NYC at Radio City Music Hall with Deerhunter ON 3/26 (tix), but Spoon frontman Britt Daniel will do double time this weekend by playing Sound Fix on Saturday (1/23) during day before hitting MHOW later that night with a star-studded lineup. That show, featuring appearances from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), St. Vincent, Zach Galifianakis, Janeeane Garofalo, Wyatt Senac, John Shade, host Bobby Tisdale (just added) and others as part of a benefit for Haiti. Tickets go on sale at noon for $35, and $40 at the door (if there are any left). 100% of the proceeds to go to Haiti.

Spoon is also on board to play Coachella along with Pavement, Faith No More, Jay-Z and a host of others.

More pics from Mercury Lounge, the setlist, and video from their appearance on The Tonight Show are all below....

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Seltist Pic via hellanervous
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Spoon - "Written In Reverse" on The Tonight Show

SPOON - 2010 TOUR DATES
Jan 23 2010 Sound Fix *Britt Solo Show* Brooklyn, New York
Jan 23 2010 MHOW *Britt Solo Show* Brooklyn, New York
Jan 25 2010 Waterloo Records Austin, Texas
Feb 14 2010 King Tuts Glasgow
Feb 15 2010 Academy 3 Manchester
Feb 16 2010 Electric Ballroom London
Feb 18 2010 Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 19 2010 Luxor Cologne
Feb 20 2010 Franzz Club Berlin
Mar 17 2010 Stubb's Austin, Texas
Mar 18 2010 Republic New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 19 2010 Workplay Soundstage Birmingham, Alabama
Mar 20 2010 Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
Mar 22 2010 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Mar 23 2010 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Mar 24 2010 The National Richmond, Virginia
Mar 26 2010 Radio City Music Hall New York, New York
Mar 27 2010 House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
Mar 29 2010 Sound Academy Toronto, Ontario
Mar 30 2010 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, Michigan
Apr 1 2010 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, Illinois
Apr 2 2010 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 3 2010 First Avenue Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 5 2010 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado
Apr 6 2010 Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado
Apr 7 2010 In The Venue Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 9 2010 Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington
Apr 10 2010 Moore Theatre Seattle, Washington
Apr 11 2010 Orpheum Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia
Apr 13 2010 Fox Theatre Oakland, California
Apr 18 2010 Coachella Indio, California

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Comments (30)

Love Spoon, but they are an awful live band.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 11:40 AM

no pictures of the hot guitar player in the opening band?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 11:42 AM

kinda agree that spoon isn't a great live band. but i was one of those fools standing in line yesterday.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 11:47 AM

Did you get in?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 11:48 AM

they sounded epic last night. don't know what the live hate is about. they were locked in last night and only proves i need to listen to the new record more.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 11:58 AM

this show was fucking incredible. they were super tight last night. stellar performance, as far as i'm concerned.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 12:10 PM

No one mentioned Steve from the White Rabbits joined in and jammed for a few songs. He is in the pictures though.

Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2010 12:15 PM

What concert were you haters at? Bad live? Are you nuts?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 12:23 PM

The guitar player from the first band looked like Non, General Zod's enforcer http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/561/zodj.jpg

Mahogany was really good though

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 12:30 PM

I LOVE the new Spoon record. Pitchfork, good job nailing a band just becase you rated their last record so highly. Bullshit.

Posted by michaelways | January 22, 2010 12:48 PM

spotted last night: Ted Leo, Ben (band of horses), Mac (superchunk), Seven Mary Beard, Agness Dyen, White Rabbits, Mud Duck

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 12:53 PM

well iiii very much enjoyed myself

Posted by sarah | January 22, 2010 12:54 PM

this show was great. Fitted shirt encore was highlight for me

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 12:59 PM

Having seen Spoon live 4 times (one small venue - 200 capacity, one large venue - 2500 capacity, and two festivals), I will agree that they can be hit and miss. Their headlining set at the 2008(?) Pitchfork festival where they brought out the dude from Deerhunter was really disappointing and kinda boring. However, when they hit, they're truly great.

I really think the drummer is an amazingly talented musician. He assembles the songs to be both catchy and tight; he's the glue that keeps it all together.

Love the new LP.

Posted by spoooooonfan | January 22, 2010 1:48 PM

>>>12:53 "Agness Deyn"
Are you sure that wasn't Robyn?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:05 PM

Jim Eno- The man.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:16 PM

Jim Eno lipsynching into the mic during the female vocals in "Rhthm and Soul" made my entire night.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:28 PM

if you're going to say a band sucked live (which spoon obviously don't...), at least say what they can do to make it better... i hate people that talk sh*t and don't give any constructive criticism

why did it suck? at least tell us why instead of just saying they sucked

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 3:41 PM

they lost me when they started mwearing button up shirts + LEATHER COATS!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 4:04 PM

seriously? what they're wearing affects how they sound?

seems likely they won't miss losing you at all.

Posted by rlv | January 22, 2010 4:12 PM

Britt is one sexy motherfucker. Leather jacket or not.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 4:19 PM

what's the first encore song written on the setlist? (the one partially covered by that stand)

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 7:19 PM

spoon used to play loft parties for free all over this city in the 90s and early 00s. where were you fans then?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 7:35 PM

The Beatles used to play the Cavern in Liverpool all the time in the early 60s. where were you fans then?

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 7:51 PM

Worst crowd ever last night. Shut up you dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 22, 2010 10:23 PM

Steve Patterson... why? Did Britt forget he's not in white rabbits and vice versa?

Posted by jon | January 23, 2010 7:52 AM

Also, britt? In his 40s and desperately trying to hold on to "cool."

Posted by jon | January 23, 2010 7:57 AM

"Also, britt? In his 40s and desperately trying to hold on to "cool."

HAHAHA. The new album is great none the less.

"spoon used to play loft parties for free all over this city in the 90s and early 00s. where were you fans then?"

You were at those? Wow! I was too busy snorting coke off of Bridget Nielsons lady lumps. Thats... where I was at!

Posted by john rambo | January 23, 2010 10:58 AM

Jon: Britt is 38. And he was already cool when he shot out of his mother's crotch 38 years ago.

Anon 7:19: The first encore song they played was "Chicago at Night". They didn't stick to everything on the setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | January 24, 2010 7:33 PM

Also, britt? In his 40s and desperately trying to hold on to "cool."

Posted by دردشة مكتوب | November 24, 2010 9:12 AM

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