Spoon + !!!: 10 September 2014 - New York (Photos)

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 + !!!

City: New York
Venue: Rumsey Playfield
Date: 2014-09-10

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


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