Feb 15, 2015

Spoon @ Metro Theatre

Defining cool can be tricky. But the epitome of coolness is surely untouchable greatness. Which Spoon proved again Saturday night at the Metro Theatre. For well over a decade and more they have consistently given us great music and with a style that is undeniable. I can't think of another band that has done it for so long and with absolutely no drop off in quality. Animal Collective are perhaps the only other band in that discussion. And in Britt Daniel they have a front man who I think is the coolest man in rock in roll. It truly is the complete package. Something to treasure, behold and appreciate.

After a short break from activities Spoon returned with a new album last year in "They Want My Soul" and quite frankly it was as good as anything they have ever produced. So the prospect of seeing them live again was even more enticing. It is very rare to see a band or artist and know that anything they play will be great. Be it old material or brand new. But then Spoon isn't your average band. They just operate at a higher level than band most bands. Greatness was stamped on them at an early stage and it's not rubbing off anytime soon. So basically this was a show that was impossible to fault. Tracks from all eras hit home hard. Britt Daniel and his stylish ways led the way, orchestrating a band that was firing on all cylinders. If I could pick a chunk that really stood out though it was the glorious trifecta of "The Beast and Dragon, Adored", "Everything Hits at Once" and "Don't Make Me a Target". Rhythm and soul to the highest degree. Oh perfect glory. By the time the band came to the closer "The Underdog" were were awestruck and living in joyous rapture. It will be very hard to see a better show in 2015.

Set List
Rent I Pay
Small Stakes
Don't You Evah
Who Makes Your Money
My Mathematical Mind
The Ghost of You Lingers
Rainy Taxi
Do You
The Beast and Dragon, Adored
Everything Hits at Once
Don't Make Me a Target
I Summon You
Inside Out
I Turn My Camera On
Got Nuffin
Black Like Me

Memory Lane (Eddy Current Suppression Ring cover)
You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
The Underdog


  • At March 02, 2015 , Anonymous troublegerl said...

    Great review of an awesome gig. Despite it being so early in the year I don't see it being topped as Gig of the Year for me!


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