Spoon + !!!

10 September 2014 - New York (Photos)

by Sachyn Mital

18 September 2014

Spoon's excellent live show at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield (aka Summerstage) came near the heels of their late-Summer They Want My Soul tour.

Spoon + !!!

10 Sep 2014: Rumsey Playfield — New York

I hadn’t seen the band Spoon since last year’s Governors Ball Festival but they finally came back around to the area for a proper show at Rumsey Playfield (aka Summerstage though that City Parks Foundation series is over) in Central Park. The band are touring on the back of their latest album They Want My Soul and this performance showed the audience how consistently good they are (as our critic Matthew Fiander wrote, “This is another very good Spoon record, but it’s not the same as any other Spoon record. It is also a record that, in the ways it continues and twists the band’s sound, reminds us that Spoon put in a lot of work to find their sound.”) and how cohesive all of Spoon’s material sounds together.

The Village Voice had noted that, “Got Nuffin” roars onstage as much as it did when it was new, but what really stood out was how seamlessly the new songs have already woven their way into the set. “New York Kiss” got a huge cheer when it began, because of course/why not. “Rent I Pay,” in particular, already came off like a classic Spoon song.” And it was with “Knock Knock Knock” and “Rent I Pay” that Spoon had kicked things off on the lovely late-Summer evening. The band was in fine form throughout the night and, except for Britt Daniel, quite often in the shadows, with their silhouettes cast upon screens around the stage. Before their conclusion, Spoon performed the dark and dancey, “I Turn My Camera On”, which is one of my favorites and then included another of my favorites, “You Got Yr Cherry Bomb” in their finale.
I missed one of the openers, Dan Boeckner’s band Operators, but I did see a bit of the band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) who were led by wild, short-short attired frontman Nic Offer and had the crowd dancing with their funky songs (!!!‘s latest album was produced by Spoon’s Jim Eno). Check out photos below.



Spoon Tour Dates:
09/18/14 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
09/19/14 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
09/20/14 - St. Louis, MO - Pageant
09/21/14 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
09/23/14 - Tulsa, OK - Cain’s Ballroom
10/03-05/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
10/10-12/14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival
11/01/14 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
11/02/14 - Hamburg, DE - Uebel & Gefarlich
11/03/14 - Basel, CH - Kaserne Reithalle
11/04/14 - Cologne, DE - Luxor
11/05/14 - Gent, BE - Vooruit
11/06/14 - Paris, FR - Trabendo
11/07/14 - London, UK - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Spoon setlist:
Knock Knock Knock
Rent I Pay
Small Stakes
Inside Out
Don’t You Evah
Who Makes Your Money
Rhthm & Soul
The Ghost of You Lingers
My Mathematical Mind
Anything You Want
Don’t Make Me a Target
Do You
I Just Don’t Understand
I Summon You
I Turn My Camera On
New York Kiss
Got Nuffin
Black Like Me
You Got Yr Cherry Bomb
The Underdog

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