Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

ACL Music Fest Live Shots
Photo by Sandy Carson


Britt Daniel chose the wrong day to wear a long-sleeved, black button-up. With the sun blazing down on the Austin band, Spoon took to the AT&T stage with one of their best-sounding sets short of Thursday night's La Zona Rosa preshow. Whipping through songs from sixth LP Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga – opener "My Little Japanese Cigarette Case," "Don't Make Me a Target," "Black Like Me" – the quartet had the crowd dancing by "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb." GGGGG's reverb-drenched "The Ghost of You Lingers" brought arena rock to Zilker as Jim Eno's explosive drumming capped the track. Dragonflies swarmed to Gimme Fiction's "The Delicate Place," and when the sun hid behind the trees, "Stay Don't Go" and "The Underdog" made it feel like a real, if abnormally large, indie rock show. Closing with fan favorite "Me and the Bean," Spoon gave a peek at what the little rock band from Austin has finally achieved.

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