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  • Started 10 years ago by 31starbright
  • Latest reply from drop dead ed

  1. 31starbright
    31starbright
    (161 Posts)

    So...is anybody here going to SPOONX3? While I'm excited to hopefully hear more new songs (like it hints to in this article here: "Daniel: Next Spoon LP ‘about 60 percent finished'" ) I am sure as hell not looking forward to the 100+ heat there! I don't know how you Texans deal with it :P

    I've never been to a show at Stubbs before- how is the camera policy? I know camera policies at venues can vary depending on the band and etc., and I tried looking up Yelp reviews of Stubbs to see what others have said and I just read one that said Stubbs is strict with them. I'm really hoping to sneak mine in anyway.

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  2. RealLowVibe
    RealLowVibe
    (20 Posts)

    Yup, I'll be there. I'm foolishly excited for the warmth; will probably regret that at some point this week, though. :)

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    I'll be there for the Saturday show only, sadly. Fortunately, Atlas Sound is playing that day; out of all the non-Spoon bands on the roster, I wanted to see that one the most.

    Stubbs is new to me, but not the heat :)

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  4. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    stubbs is pretty cool and the sound is impressive. I don't know the camera policy when it comes to the fancier ones because I use a point and shoot. I'm goin' all three days since they said it was their last show in TX for 09. I'm from Austin so I gots to take advantage, even though I saw them at the Scoot Inn! Gotta love this song:

  5. RealLowVibe
    RealLowVibe
    (20 Posts)

    The Decider posted a new interview as a preview for this weekend's shows:

    http://austin.decider.com/articles/spoons-britt-daniel,30105/

    Also, here's a piece from Austin 360:

    http://www.austin360.com/music/content/music/stories/austin360/2009/07/0709xlmusic.html

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  6. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Yet another mention of Dabney Coleman!

    ...we should start a fan page...I've got War Games and Tootsie. We'll fashion a site and debut it on Britt's birthday. Is anyone else here old enough to know who Dabney Coleman is?

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  7. 31starbright
    31starbright
    (161 Posts)

    I loved Dabney Coleman in 9 to 5!

    I'm back from night one of SPOONX3! I had a really great time! They did a new song I didn't recognize and on the setlist, it's titled "Is Love" (And actually, I just noticed on the setlist from the third night that it was called "Is Love Forever?")

    Setlist from night one of SPOONX3

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  8. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    THEY PLAYED MOUNTAIN TO SOUND, UTILITARIAN, CAR RADIO, and I COULD SEE THE DUDE!! Just hearing the old stuff made it worthwhile.

    Thursday was the best show, while Saturday was the worst, due to all the problems on set and the lack of older material.

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  9. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Yeah, that was too bad about the sound issues - nevertheless, I was thrilled to hear Mystery Zone!

    Big thanks to the nice security guy who fetched me a bottled water :)

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  10. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    haha Me TOOOO! What a way to start the show.

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  11. 31starbright
    31starbright
    (161 Posts)

    Thursday was the best show, while Saturday was the worst, due to all the problems on set and the lack of older material.

    I've gotta agree with ya, Thursday was the best night out of the three. I loved that I was able to see them do Me and the Bean, Car Radio, Utilitarian! I really wished they played a few more old ones instead of some of the same Gimme Fiction stuff they kept playing every night.

    I have all my pictures uploaded from the shows here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/starbright31/collections/72157621245528409/

    Posted 10 years ago #
  12. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/drop_dead_ed/sets/72157621357355274/

    here's mine, however, they're not as cool as yours

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  13. 31starbright
    31starbright
    (161 Posts)

    Your pictures are good too! I think I was in front of you on that second night- were you the one talking with you friend about what the first song was gonna be? If so, I'm the girl who said it was gonna be "Who Makes Your Money."

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  14. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    31starbright: I saw you! I thought, "There's that chick who's had her picture taken with EVERYONE!" Ha! How wierd.

    That also means that I was standing really close to ed as well - second row of people, between Rob and Britt.

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  15. spudz_mack
    spudz_mack
    (14 Posts)

    What was the last song they played the last night during the second encore?

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  16. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    yeah I am I'm glad to know now, I did see you on during the Friday Show! I was in the second row but more between Britt and Eric.

    It was a Rolling Stones Cover I think entitled Rocks off. They like to cover that song apparently since they closed two nights in a row with it...

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  17. spudz_mack
    spudz_mack
    (14 Posts)

    Aww man I was hoping it was gonna be on the new album

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  18. Why a Spoon
    Why a Spoon
    (32 Posts)

    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\"
    Posted 10 years ago #
  19. erinjhill
    erinjhill
    (5 Posts)

    I thought Saturday night was fantastic! (Didn't see Thursday, but even with the problems, I thought the show was on fire.) I thought they sounded fantastic from song to song. Loved Car Radio, The Beast and Dragon, Adored, Me and the Bean ... so so many great tunes!

    Yeah, that Strange Boys singer was unintelligible. Couldn't tell if that was on purpose. I was seriously worried that the mic situation was going to be bad all night. But no, it was just him. I didn't hate Atlas Sound, actually. He was a little loose, a little off, but I liked what he was trying to do & I thought he had a good sense of humor.

    Monkfish Blues - I think I was standing near you on Saturday b/c I saw a security guard bring a bottle of water to the woman (you?) in front of me. Were you near those drunk chicks who kept waving their hands idiotically?

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  20. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    I enjoyed both openers as well. The Strange Boys were fun and played a tight set. Bradford "Atlas Sound" Cox was funny and it was cool, for those closer to the stage, to watch him build these walls of sound with his guitar, pedals and voice. He was a trooper - he was well aware that this was not his usual crowd and he dealt with it, so good on 'im!

    Erin: It wasn't until right after Spoon's show ended (the very, very end) that I got my water. Short dark hair, black shirt, petite chick - that was me. There was a group of drunk, wavy girls to the left and back of me. I was really closer to "Gypsy Woman" who waved her arms much more artistically and belly danced slightly during the Spoon set. If you were near her, you know who I'm talking about...or was that you?

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  21. erinjhill
    erinjhill
    (5 Posts)

    Were you wearing a Modest Mouse tee? That's who I'm thinking of. Maybe I'm off by a row, but I was right next to those drunk girls, as in, I had to elbow a boyfriend out of the way after their third approach toward the front.

    I'm not the gypsy woman, but yes, I saw her dancing. :) After one of the songs - toward the end - Britt mouthed a friendly "I love you" to someone in the center front. She had moved into that general area about that time. I saw him mouth the words at someone (?) then sort of looked over and she was crying. And pounding her sternum. So then I wondered if he was talking to her ??? I'd cry too, if Britt mouthed that to me - ha ha!

    The Strange Boys did play a tight set. Loved the drummer! I just wanted to hear the singer better. Or at all.

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  22. monkfishblues
    monkfishblues
    (250 Posts)

    Nope, I was not Modest Mouse Shirt. Ah, well.

    ...pounding her sternum?

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  23. erinjhill
    erinjhill
    (5 Posts)

    Yes. Not kidding. It was rhythmic, like Tarzan. I think we're talking about the same lady. She also gently patted my hair at one point.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  24. TJnTN
    TJnTN
    (17 Posts)

    Flew down from Knoxville, TN with my gf of 3 years to see Spoon all 3 nights. I proposed to her on the first night during 'I Summon You'. She said YES!!! We had a great time. Austin was a blast and Spoon was incredible!!!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  25. drop dead ed
    drop dead ed
    (192 Posts)

    glad you didn't do it to "everything hits at once"

    Congrats to you two!!

    Posted 10 years ago #

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