Riverside Drive, in front of the Long Center
"...“Thanks for waiting around,” Britt Daniel smiled after “Small Stakes,” the second song in Spoon’s surprise set at Hotel Vegas Tuesday night. “Were we on time?” That depends on who you ask...."
"...Meanwhile, back at Eno’s on Thursday night for the finale of Spoon’s three-night album release celebration, the floor looked rather bare as San Marcos garage/grunge outfit the Two Lips unleashed a well-manicured racket saturated in fuzz box hysteria...."
"...Much, much easier getting into the Main on Wednesday night for the second of Spoon’s three nights celebrating their new Matador Records release Hot Thoughts. The crowd was sparse as Austin’s Quin Galavis took the stage shrouded in dry ice and angry red lighting...."
"...Aside from ACL Fest last Sunday – and a surprise show at Banger’s on Wednesday – Spoon’s previous performance locally was a 45-minute set in the 175-person Hotel Vegas. A tuneup for the Austinites’ first tour in 29 months, the quintet sweat 16 oldies..."
"...With August’s They Want My Soul, Spoon earned critical acclaim not just for their return to form following 2010’s lackluster Transference, but also for the Austinites’ place as a leading indie band. Yet what makes their studio work so vital also makes it hard to translate live, especially to festival crowds...."
"...By the time Tuesday evening’s line to get into the Main – rebranded Eno’s through Thursday in honor of its former incarnation as Emo’s and Spoon drummer Jim Eno – allowed entry, Austin’s Bright Light Social Hour were neck-deep in the lysergic emanations of the Beatles’ Tibetan Book of the Dead rewrite, “Tomorrow Never Knows.”..."
"...Everything hits at once. Days after fans learned they’d be showcasing at South By Southwest, news breaks that local luminaries Spoon headline the first of the free festival concerts at Auditorium Shores...."
"...After two decades of writing and gigging, Spoon’s powerhouse live show isn’t revealing many surprises. Despite a still steady stream of critically acclaimed albums, the hometown heroes have reached a point in their career where they need to shut up and play the hits...."
"...A drag bar no bigger than a walk-in closet at Seventh and Red River, it's recently begun hosting young/loud/snotty combos. Currently, I'm watching the singers of two local bands on my carefully assembled bill, the Motards and Spoon, thumping their chests at each other over who's going on when...."
"...By his own admission, sincerity is one of the harder things Spoon's Britt Daniel has ever had to do...."
"...As a co-founder of Cinema East, Hudson has provided a post-festival audience for dozens of independent films, as well as co-producing Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess and acting as field producer for Richard Linklater's high-energy TV travelogue Up To Speed. Now she's stepping sideways behind the camera as writer/director for her feature debut, The Big Spoon...."
"...American Spoon Foodshttp://www.spoon.com..."
"...SpoonKill the Moonlight (Merge)..."
"...Is The Big Spoon a heartwarming sonnet? Not so much. But there’s something deeply intriguing (to the teeny tiny sadist in us all) about watching love deconstructing..."
"...Spoon needed a hiatus. Daunted by the unprecedented commercial success that accompanied 2007 career milestone Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, the band threw longtime producer Mike McCarthy out with the bathwater for 2010's Transference, a work of subtle desperation that lacked focus and clarity..."
"...The Austin Film Society also announced Spoon as the recipient of the Soundtrack Award. Austin writer/director Jeff Nichols (Take Shelter) will present the award to the band; he previously collaborated with Spoon on the Tokyo-set, super-adorable video for "Don't You Evah" (see below)...."
"...Fresh off Transference, Spoon is taking the Saturday portion of SpoonX3 on the road with the Strange Boys. Click through for new videos from both bands..."
"...After - gosh, how long has it been now? - Spoon have finally caved in and made a choice between all the record companies that have been sniffing the band's butts. And the winner is (Tah-dah!) Matador Records, the indie label distributed by Atlantic Records, who've been wining and dining the band for more than a year now..."
"...Dear Editor, Re: Cute band alert on your cover [March 17]. At the extreme risk of sounding like the loathesome hipster masses this missive was inspired by, remember when Spoon was an interesting band who made great albums that (relatively speaking) no one paid any attention to instead of the exact opposite being the case ...? Yeah, me too...."
"...Last July, inside Mohawk after a set by Austin/Oxford act Frenchbraid – a project he recorded at his home studio – the Spoon drummer took interest in the following band, which had brought me there. He relished the fact that the singer makes my coffee at an area hang...."
"...Divine Fits, the duo's new band with New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown, was announced in May, weeks after the demise of Handsome Furs, Boeckner's electro-punk project with his wife Alexei Perry. The timing, the Spoon leader insists, was coincidental, but his new partner in crime suggests otherwise...."
"...Sweet Spirit, the high-energy pop group led by Giant Dog members Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen, are deep into a two-week tour opening for fellow Austinites Spoon. The former sent us dispatches from the road that she scrawled on toilet paper and delivered to the Chronicle via carrier grackle...."
"...Britt Daniel is at least an hour late, as opposed to Spoon's better half, stickman Jim Eno, who is 10 minutes early. When Soundgarden's song title finally arrives, just after the apparently unrock & roll hour of 11am Saturday morning, his normally furtive glance is filled with squinty red suspicion..."
"...The latter says they've seen promising interest from Austin's DJ community and plan to add a room with additional audio gear soon. Bands can also order merch – including embroidered patches and enamel pins – at their nearby print shop. Spoon Surprises Antone's..."
"...Starring: Tim Roth, Tupac Shakur and Thandie Newton. For their New Year’s resolutions, Stretch (Roth) and Spoon (Shakur) – two junkies who moonlight as jazz musicians when they aren’t copping, shooting up, or dragging OD’d friends to the emergency room – decide to kick heroin once and for all..."
"...Every time she talked about the baby food she was making, people invariably wanted to know how they could get some, too – and many didn't have the time or wherewithal to make the baby food themselves. Eberle and husband Greg Godkin recognized a good business opportunity, and Pure Spoon was born..."
"..."The Dish & the Spoon is good," he continues. "I don't kill anyone."..."
"...On this week's edition of Wednesday Rewind, Spoon gets paranormal and the Black Angels entertain Rolling Stone, while the Octopus Project just gets weirder and weirder. Plus, a couple of local highlights from Matador at 21...."
"...Choctaw Wildfire, featuring drummer Leland Potter, bass and tuba player Will Landin, and multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Barnes, celebrate Nowhere's release with a performance at Eastside lounge Stay Gold on Saturday night. Sweet Spirit's Spoon Diary..."
"...Before Divine Fits, the last time Britt Daniel appeared in a band outside of Spoon was with Golden Millennium, a drunken glam-rock tribute act that started as a one-night stand in late 1999...."
"...I’d lived in Austin nearly two years. That first leg from Spoon’s three-night stand at Stubb’s hit so hard that I had to scalp a ticket to the third night...."
"...The slipstream voyeurism by French filmmaker Vincent Moon and company captures indie bands in a light unlike anything else, casually cinematic and instantly memorable. Spoon’s recent taping might be my favorite to date..."
"...But Cool J is no Kevin Spacey and Liotta’s days of GoodFellas brilliance have settled into a hazy memory. Spoon-feeding every piece of important information, the film is awash in repetition and careful setups..."
"...Considered in the press to be somewhat below his current office, Emerson is eager to prove himself, and so when the crisis arises, he immediately goes on the airwaves, addresses the American people, and demands that Iraq withdraw its troops or face the destruction of Baghdad via nuclear means. The catch is that President Emerson isn't acting from the traditional chair of power within the Oval Office but is instead in the tiny Colorado town of Aztec, stranded in a greasy spoon by a blizzard with only his aides, his Secret Service contingent, a network documentarian, and the diner's sparse patrons as his audience..."
"...But where Mark Renton and the Trainspotting crew were fueled by China white and googly bathtub crank, the lads and lasses living in The Acid House are less victims of pharmaceuticals than suitable victims, of fate, folly, and bad fashion decisions. Tale one, The Granton Star Cause, revolves around Boab Coyle (McCole), a 4-F footballer dropped by his team, kicked out of his parent's home so that they can presumably have more quality sex time to themselves, fired from his job, and dropped like a hot spoon by his girlfriend all in the same afternoon..."
"...Every narrative twist is clearly mapped for the viewer so that there is very little to figure out or surmise for oneself, which, of course, is a large part of the fun in a thriller. By the time we see an inserted image of a wolf and remember that ex-Marine Duggo had earlier talked about being a lone wolf, we're ready to toss in the bib with the spoon-feeding..."
"...Listeners of Walker Lukens’ 2013 debut Devoted may have pegged the Austinite as a solemn singer-songwriter in search of earnest emotional connections. He demonstrated his true colors as a loop-inducing pop experimenter on this year’s wily doo-wop/indie rock single “Every Night,” produced by Spoon drummer Jim Eno...."
"...After two long seasons of futility behind center, the ghost of Garrett Gilbert has been exorcised and Colt McCoy has been replaced. A sophomore from Belton, David Ash could be Bell County's greatest gift to Austin since Spoon..."
"...(l-r): Britt Daniel, Josh Zarbo, Jim Eno photograph by Bruce Dye Drake Tungsten and Skellington have the drop on Britt Daniel. Two minor toughs from the Spoonman's nefarious past, Tungsten and Skellington hold all the answers..."
"...SpoonGirls Can Tell (Merge) The best thing about Spoon is that you always know it's Spoon. Girls Can Tell..."
"...Success and failure will always be subjective terms, but when it comes to album sales by Austin's "Class of '96," it's tough not to figure the "Austin Curse" has struck again. After all, there was quite the air of hope last January surrounding the imminent release of a dozen new albums by local artists on major labels or major independents. Spoon, Fastball, Prescott Curlywolf, Ugly Americans, Storyville, and Alejandro Escovedo all were releasing label debuts, and expectations for their success was high..."
"...1) Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Merge)..."
"...SpoonMercury, Thursday, March 15 Like bees, like flies, like fluorescent lamps, Spoon's SXSW 2001 showcase was the source of pure buzz. With the release of their first true indie album, the new Girls Can Tell on Merge, and the fact that it may be the local quartet's best album to date, Spoon would be out of their minds at this point to revive any previous major-label aspirations..."
"...A tinfoil heart pan from the grocery store will work, too. Besides the pan, you'll need a blender or food processor, either a hand or stand mixer, saucepans, a whisk, spoons, and spatulas..."
"...Using chopsticks, gingerly pick up the dumpling by opposing sides, being careful not to pierce the delicate wrapper. Carefully place the dumpling onto the soup spoon..."
"...Melissa Brinckman, Cake & Spoon Baking Company..."
"...S Is for Spoon..."
"...American Spoon Foods http://www.spoon.com..."
"...Sure enough, before I could even fit the matter into this column, it was announced that there are definite Flatlanders shows coming up -- at the Cactus Cafe toward the end of January... A conspiracy buff might wonder if there's some record company people out to "get" Spoonman Britt Daniel..."
"...8) Spoon, Hot Thoughts (Matador)..."