Spoon didn't release an album this year, but they did tour with Grizzly Bear and when not doing that, Britt Daniel spent a lot of time here in NYC. And he saw a lot of shows while here, as evidenced by the year-end list he submitted to Matador Records for their big 2018 post they just put up on the Matablog. Britt submitted two lists, the first of which was "Top 18 NYC Shows, 2018" which included Nine Inch Nails at Radio City Music Hall, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever at Bowery Ballroom, Nick Cave at Barclays, and Morris Day & The Time at Sony Hall. There's also Oh Sees, Alejandro Escovedo, Paul Simon, Bodega, Elton John and more. Check out his list, below.

His other list for the Matablog was Top 12 NY Margaritas, which included ones from La Esquina, Tacombi, Sweet & Vicious, Vida Verda and more. Check out that list below as well.

Spoon's last album was 2017's terrific Hot Thoughts.

Britt Daniel - Top 18 NYC Shows, 2018
The Byrds + Marty Stuart – Town Hall, Sept 24
Gerald Clayton – Village Vanguard, Aug 1
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas – Connollys, Jan 26
Heart Bones – Brooklyn Bazaar, Nov 30
Thee Oh Sees – Warsaw, Oct 19
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn, June 20
Nine Inch Nails – Radio City, Oct 13
Hamilton Leithauser – Cafe Carlyle, Jan 25
!!! – Industry City, Sept 22
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Bowery Ballroom, Sept 15
Alejandro Escovedo – Knitting Factory, Sept 9
Paul Simon – MSG, Sept 21
Bodega – Elsewhere, Aug 23
Morris Day + The Time – Sony Hall, Aug 11
Nick Cave – Barclays, Oct 26
Jon Batiste – Village Vanguard, Nov 3
JD McPherson – Brooklyn Bowl, Dec 4
Elton John – MSG, Nov 8

Britt Daniel - Top 12 NYC margaritas, 2018:
El Camion, Ave A
Chilos, Franklin Ave Brooklyn
Castros, Myrtle Ave Brooklyn
La Esquina, Kenmare
Chela, 5th Ave Brooklyn
Don Chignon, Flatbush Ave Brooklyn
Tacombi, Lafayette Ave Brooklyn
Agave, 7th Ave
Vida Verde, 55th St
Cafe Habana, Prince St
La Contenta Oeste, 11th St
Sweet & Vicious, Spring St