I went to Saturday's show, so here's my thoughts on it-
The Strange Boys were good, I liked their 50's/early 60's-esq rock and roll sound. The singer was much too quiet though, couldn't understand him at all, even though I was only 10-15 feet from the stage. The poor fellow did look kind of nervous, which is understandable, it was a substantial crowd for such a small and local act.
Atlas Sound sucked majorly. He used a backing track for everything, his set meandered all over the place, and it was a blah. Everyone started getting restless before long.
Spoon was AMAZING! They had a nearly two hour performance, around 4-5 new songs including Got Nuffin, virtually all of Ga5x was played (only Japanese Cigarette Case was ommitted), some favorites from Gimme Fiction and Kill the Moonlight, and Car Radio and Me and the Bean representing A Series of Sneaks and Girls Can Tell. There were two encores, with the second closing with a rollicking good rendition of the Stone's Rocks Off. It was a blast from beginning to end. Yes, more material from GCT, ASoS, and Soft Effects, but their catalogue is extensive enough by now that something's always going to be missing from someone's list.
This show rocked.
Did anyone else like the closing time song was the Beatles' Good Night? Or for that matter, how the music played between sets seemed to draw from music Britt likes? I heard Dylan, the Stones, the Beatles, what I though was Ben Gibbard, and of course the pure Motown set before Spoon came on.
\"...back when you were nineteen/still in school/ and waiting on a light/on the corner by Sound Exchange\"