Posted in music | pictures on November 7, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin

Spoon @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
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Spoon had nothing to promote and no surplus of new songs to unveil. This was just an Austin band -- Austin's biggest indie band ever -- playing an Austin festival for their only major show of 2011 (at least so far). As a live unit, the four-piece that recorded Transmission (augmented here by an additional percussionist) is as precise as Spoon has ever been, cranking out savagely controlled, often slow-building versions of such songs as "Written in Reverse," "Delicate Places" and the instantaneously applauded "I Turn My Camera On." "We got horns!" frontman Britt Daniel proclaimed, bringing out a six-man section for "Cherry Bomb," "The Underdog" and "Jonathan Fisk." By the four-song encore, the crowd had both increased in enthusiasm and decreased in size -- no doubt some people had wandered to another stage to see the Damned, which Daniel himself had said he wished that he could do. [SPIN]
Personally I started at the Damned (who were great) and finished Saturday with about 30 minutes of Spoon which felt like the perfect chill ending to a long first-two-days of the outdoor Austin fest (right after their set I went back to the hotel, skipped all afterparties and crashed for 12 hours straight which made Sunday great).

Our first set of pictures from Saturday, Damned included, are HERE. Our second set continues, more of Spoon included, below...

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Active Child

Active Child

Active Child

Keep Shelly in Athens

... Athens

... Athens

Future Islands

Future Islands

Future Islands

Future Islands

Purity Ring

Purity Ring

Purity Ring

Purity Ring

Black Lips backstage

Purity Ring

T-Bird and the Breaks

T-Bird and the Breaks

T-Bird and the Breaks

T-Bird and the Breaks

Tinariwen

Tinariwen

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Tinariwen

Tinariwen

Tinariwen

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

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fun fun

fun fun

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

The Joy Formidable

Tune-Yards

Tune-Yards

Tune-Yards

Tune-Yards

Tune-Yards

Tune-Yards

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot

Ra Ra Riot

M83

M83

M83

M83

M83

M83

Kool Keith

Kool Keith

M83

Girls

Girls

Kool Keith

Girls

Girls

Neon Indian

Neon Indian

Ra Ra Riot

Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Major Lazer

Spoon

Spoon

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fun fun

fun fun

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Comments (13)

BV....do you like Austin more than Brooklyn. Honest question.....

thinking of going to Austin for the first time next year...for SXSW.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 1:00 PM

SPIN! you are retarded. Spoon's album was called TRANSFERENCE, and the song is called THE DELICATE PLACE.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 1:03 PM

it's kind of sad to think of Spoon as Austin's biggest-ever band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 1:06 PM

think hard about this statement...

"Spoon is Austin's biggest indie band ever"

can you say... LAME SCENE

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 1:07 PM

nitrous mafia!

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 1:45 PM

I guess we'll probably have to wait till next week for any NY coverage really.

Posted by Anonymous | November 7, 2011 2:22 PM

Who ever takes pictures for this blog rules!

Posted by A&R | November 7, 2011 7:32 PM

Prince is in Neon Indian? Kurt Cobain is in Girls? It's either that or we have a generation of unoriginal faggots on our hands.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 3:06 AM

American Analog Set is Austin's biggest band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 9:48 AM

butthole surfers is austin's biggest indie band. outside of that is stevie ray vaughn. and spoon doesn't even live here. and yeah the scene might be lame now, although i do like white denim, but there was a time, when buttholes, and crust and ed hall and pocket fishrmen, and fuckemos and zulu as kono and cherubs were all going strong, and shit was free or super cheap, and at that point i don't think any other scene in the US compared. things change. whatever. how fucking good is new york these days ? i never here about oneida or liars or yyy's doing any decent shit. todd P is from here anyway, so you might as well have to thank ATX for the decent shit y'all have going on. also american analalog set is awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | November 8, 2011 10:39 AM

ya'll are retarded

SPOON is amazing and ATX rules

Posted by julian from brooklyn | December 1, 2011 5:40 PM

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Posted by jocuri | August 31, 2012 7:08 AM

I want to go to fun fun festival.

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 4:01 PM

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