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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011 — Day 2 pics (part 2) — Spoon, Tune-Yards, Ra Ra Riot, Tinariwen, Purity Ring & more

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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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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