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Spoon @ Prospect Park

Britt Daniel, frontman for Spoon, is a noted Feist fan.

"First time I saw her, we got thrown on a bill, I'd never heard her," he says. "She came on and I thought 'Who is this person?' She blew me away. In terms of a charisma and connecting with the audience, I rank her up there with Prince. Plus, she has one of the great, intriguing voices of today." [Chicago Tribune]

Feist played a pay-show at the Prospect Park Bandshell last week. Jay Reatard, White Rabbits and Spoon played the one that happened last night (July 15, 2008). More pictures from that below...

Continue reading "Spoon, Jay Reatard & White Rabbits @ Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY - pics"

Matt & Kim @ McCarren Pool (more by Ryan Muir)
Matt and Kim at McCarren

today in NYC
* FREE STUFF
* Dungen @ (le) poisson rouge
* Mike Birbiglia @ Union Hall
* Ricky Gervais @ Wamu Theater
* Ratatat @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Fennesz & Sakamoto @ World Financial Center
* Spoon, White Rabbits & Jay Reatard @ Prospect Park
* Takka Takka, Uninhabitable Manisons & Pwrfl Power @ Pianos

Uninhabitable Mansions features members of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

Things are moving slightly slower than normal around here this week. I'm taking sort of a working vacation. Should be back to normal on Monday.

What else?

White Rabbits @ SXSW (more by Ryan Muir)
White Rabbits

TOMORROW: (July 15, 2008) White Rabbits, Jay Reatard and Spoon are playing a ticketed show in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, NY. The Constantines are not opening, though Spoon originally announced that they were.

I have two pairs of tickets to give away. To win, email BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Spoon). Include your first and last name. Two winners will be contacted ASAP.

BeckBeck

Tickets are now on presale (password = BOWL) for a Beck/Spoon/MGMT show in LA on May 10th. More info on Beck's new album (which Paper Tiger/P4K say includes a collaboration with Cat Power) and Beck & Spoon tour dates below.....

Continue reading "Beck's Danger Mouse album (with Cat Power) - a Spoon show @ the Hollywood Bowl (PRESALE)... and stuff (tour dates)..."

the Constantines @ Mercury Lounge - Apr 16, 2008 (forklift)
The Constantines @ Mercury Lounge

Tickets are now on sale for the Spoon show in Brooklyn.

The Constantines are also currently on tour and playing Southpaw in Brooklyn on Saturday.

Jay Reatard is also playing shows at Europa & Bowery Ballroom soon too.

photos by Ryan Muir

Jay Reatard @ Mess With Texas in Austin, March 2008
Jay Reatard

Tickets are now on presale for Spoon's Prospect Park show. Jay Reatard & The Constantines are opening. (thx Eduardo)

The Constantines are also playing Mercury Lounge tonight (April 16, 2008).

Jay Reatard is also playing Europa & Bowery Ballroom soon. Tickets are still on sale for those. More Jay Reatard pics below...

Continue reading "Jay Reatard & Constantines opening for Spoon (PRESALE)"

DOWNLOAD: Spoon - I Turn My Camera On (MP3)

Spoon @ Terminal 5, NYC - April 9, 2008 (kidraerae)
Spoon

Spoon is playing the Prospect Park bandshell in Brooklyn on July 15th. Tickets go on sale Friday. Openers TBA. It's also worth nothing that not only is there a place called "Dick's Sporting Goods Park" in Colorado, they're also playing there - on July 19th (the Mile High Music Festival). More tour dates below...

Continue reading "Spoon played Terminal 5, playing Prospect Park in Brooklyn"

Handsome Furs @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC - April 6, 2008 (Jinners)
Handsome Furs

On Sunday I went to Bowery Ballroom (which I would like a lot more if it weren't usually packed with drunk hipsters that aren't into the band playing) and I saw the Handsome Furs. I love that band (it's my favorite of the Wolf Parade offshoots), but the music (which consists of Dan Boeckner on guitar and Alexei Perry on synth) is tricky to pull off live. But, as stated, I love it, I know Plague Park like the back of my hand, so it was great. If you'd never heard the music before, you might enjoy it less. [Another New York Playwright's Blog]
Handsome Furs play another NYC show tonight (April 9) at Terminal 5.

photos by Ryan Muir

White Rabbits @ SXSW

White Rabbits are not playing the Spoon and Handsome Furs show at Terminal 5 on April 9th. Neither are the Walkmen even though both bands will be on tour with Spoon before and after that show. It's probably because The Walkmen and White Rabbits just played a NYC show together at Webster Hall not long ago.

Supposedly White Rabbits are playing a show tonight though (March 28) - not WITH the Walkmen, but in their rehearsal space, and it's with Soft, The Subjects and Frankpollis also on the bill. All Ages. 140 w 24th street btwn 6th and 7th. $5.00 at the door. White Rabbits are also playing Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 7th. Tickets are on sale. They also played SXSW, and have a ton of other shows coming up all over the world.

To hear the latest song by White Rabbits, head over to RCRD LBL. More Texas pics, and all dates, below....

Continue reading "White Rabbits - a show tonight, Brooklyn & other Tour Dates"

Handsome SpoonHandsome Spoon

Handsome Furs are opening for Spoon at Terminal 5 three days after HF's headlining show at Bowery Ballroom. I guess that means the Walkmen & White Rabbits won't be opening for Spoon like they will be on the rest of the tour.

Spoon Boy

There's a presale for these dates going on now. (thx Eduardo)

The below video is kind of old, but I don't think I ever posted it......

Continue reading "a Spoon presale, Britt Daniel on Veronica Mars (video)"

Jon Brion and friends in Chicago

Pat Sansone, John Stirratt, Jon Brion, and Britt Daniel perform "I Feel Fine" at the Harris Theater in Chicago on New Year's Eve [ilamya]
* Petra Haden is playing The Stone
* The Killing of John Lennon opens at IFC
* Big Brother and The Holding Company is at Knitting Factory
* INVITE THEM UP @ Rififi
8:40 PM doors, 9 PM show, $5
With Bobby Tisdale and Eugene Mirman
Featuring: Chris Jurek, Tig Notaro, Greg Johnson, Rob Cantrell, Nick Kroll, and special guests.
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DOWNLOAD: Big Dipper - Shes Fetching (MP3)

Today we learn about Portastatic

$493??? Well, it is for charity, so that's good. For a more affordable donation, the David Kilgour autographed poster is still available for less than $50. David Kilgour plays Cake Shop tonight, tomorrow and the next day. Keep checking Merge's auctions through Christmas - they'll also be selling posters autographed by Robert Pollard, M. Ward, Oakley Hall, Spoon, The Rosebuds, Superchunk, Portastatic, and Destroyer. Or just screw charity, and check out Merge's holiday sale.

Robert Pollard is having an art show at Studio Dante in Manhattan in December. Listen to Spoon on NPR. Big Dipper is releasing an anthology. Polvo are reuniting for ATP. Every single Merge tour date, below...

Continue reading "signed Arcade Fire poster @ $493, Robert Pollard art"

(not) Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC - Oct 19, 2007 (CRED)
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Roseland

Spoon (and friends) @ Roseland Ballroom, NYC - Oct 20, 2007 (CRED)
Spoon @ Roseland

Back in August I asked, "why do Hammerstein and Roseland have so few shows a year?". In response, I received the following letter (from someone who would like to stay anonymous)....

Continue reading "Roseland, Hammerstein Ballroom, few shows, Moonies"

SpoonSpoon (after cancelling three shows) was on SNL Saturday night (the same place Bon Jovi will be playing this Saturday) - another reason why October 6th was a big night for music in NYC. Britt Daniel, Jim Eno, Rob Pope, Eric Harvey, Sigur Ros, LISA LOEB, Seth Rogen, Mark Rogen, Judd Apatow, Aziz Ansari, and others were later spotted hanging with Andy Samberg and crew at the SNL afterparty going on at Compass. SNL Videos below...

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Demetri Martin
Revenge of the Bookeaters

826NYC put on another great benefit show last night (Aug 26, 2007) at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. As usual, it starred a cast of top-notch (or at least popular) indie-rock & comedy superheroes (pun intended). The show started at 7pm, but thanks to underestimating how long it takes to get from Brooklyn to 74th Street & Broadway in Manhattan on a Sunday, I was a little late. When I walked in, The New Pornographers' A.C. Newman was almost finished with his set, and I'm told I missed a funny intro that included a short song by Feist, Newman, and Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew. *

BV-reader-poll-favorite Demetri Martin was an able, and hilarious, host. He did stand-up between every performer, and the whole show ran surprisingly smoothly. On a whole, it beat my expectations. Not that last year was bad - it just seemed like a big jumble of performers and a recipe for disaster.

Eugene, Britt, Feist, Ed, Jim, Sarah
Revenge of the Bookeaters

More below...

Continue reading "Revenge of the Book Eaters @ Beacon Theatre, NYC - pics"

DOWNLOAD: Spoon - Revenge (MP3)

If I don't start getting some pictures up from my recent trip to Norway, I'll be lucky if I finish this coverage by the time next year's Oya Festival rolls around. So here's are some photos I took of Spoon. They played at 3:10 pm on the third day of the festival - Friday August 10th the Sjøsiden stage....

Spoon @ Oya

And a funny story: I guess in Norway (in Europe?) it's complimentary to throw stuff at a band you like. It didn't happen a lot, but occasionaly I saw things get hurled towards the stage - a beer usually. Well, a girl (I think it was a girl) in the front row of Spoon managed to land something right on Britt Daniel's head. Not amused, he asked who threw something at him. Quickly realizing who it was, he said something like "She threw it? Out biggest fan threw something at us!". A few minutes later he decided to return the favor by spitting a mouthful of beer in her general direction. I couldn't see her face to see how splattered she got with the mix of warm beer and mucus, but I have a feeling she probably liked it - others around her were definitely smiling. It works both ways, right?

Anyway, some people might say Britt Daniel is a jerk. I don't have enough evidence to support that theory though. The show was good.

More pictures below.....

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Britt Daniel & Spoon @ Virgin Fest 2007 (MORE)
Spoon @ Virgin 2007

The above three mentioned chaps will be participating in some capacity (supergroups possibly) in the upcoming show now too.

words & photos by Bao Nguyen

Girl Talk
Virgin Fest 2007

So this was a very last minute idea, meaning I left New York for Baltimore at 12 PM on Saturday when gates had already opened at 10 AM. Not knowing at the time whether I had a pass waiting for me at the festival, I made the 4 hour drive, hindered by the beach bound crowd on the NJ Turnpike, armed with a Polaroid, 4 hours of sleep, and a sense of regret for missing the previous night's CSS show. I arrived at Pimilico Field at exactly 4 PM and after nearly being run over by Richard Branson on a golf cart, I made it just in time to catch the start of Peter Bjorn and John's set. I think their music plays better in a small club than a large festival type atmosphere especially when the entire crowd seems to be waiting for only one particular song that everyone can whistle to. Following Peter Bjorn and John was an high energy set from LCD Soundsystem that included a very unusual mosh pit where three people were doing their best Thom Yorke seizure dance....

Continue reading "The 2007 Virgin Festival in Baltimore - review & pics"

Regina Spektor
Lollapalooza 2007

Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O
Lollapalooza 2007

more pictures below....

Continue reading "Photos from Lollapalooza 2007 - Day 2"

Deerhoof, Maximo Park, Louis C.K., White Rabbits, Spoon & Art Brut....

Continue reading "VIDEOS: some recent 'late night' performances"

DOWNLOAD: Spoon - Stay Don't Go (live @ Greek Theatre) (MP3)

Spoon @ Rockefeller Park, NYC - July 11, 2007 (CRED)
Spoon @ Rockefeller Park

After nearly two hours of rain, the skies semi-cleared, allowing for a short window for Spoon to fit in a 45 minute set last night at Rockefeller Park on the Hudson River. [Waved Rumor]
According to the comments, the show ended up going from 8:15 - 9:00. Did anyone manage to see Spoon and Deerhunter?