Spoon - No Bullets Spent

Oliver Halfin photograph

I'm listening to the new Spoon and it's really, really good. (Hopefully you are now too.) I was up with the light today and I'm essentially dead right now - at least in terms of energy level, and Britt Daniel is still making an impact. [Envision me looking down at near-autonomic toe twitching right now (signs of life) and even my skepticism is impressed.] It's hard to look at the forthcoming "Best Of" album (July 26) as anything more than another shot fired by one of the great bands in America today. 

When Indie Pop was all the rage, there was Spoon. When it was time to turn the page and bring guitar into rock, Spoon was there. There's plenty of irony in Spoon songs and lots of kick in their drum. I love them more with the passing time as my ears age and learn. No Bullets Spent is the last song on the Everything Hits At Once (July 26). Perfect thing today to get me moving. 

Spoon are Britt Daniel, Jim Eno (drums) Alex Fischel (keyboard) and Gerardo Larios (guitar). Tour dates follow below. Man I wish they were the headliner on this tour. I'm all about catching them but I really would like to see an arching, double-length set with band playing songs off the last dozen or so years of my life. 

Thursday, July 11 Sunlight Supply Amphitheater, Ridgefield WA
Saturday, July 13 Gorge Amphitheater, George WA
Monday, July 15 Virginia Street Brewhouse, Reno NV *
Tuesday, July 16 Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View CA
Wednesday, July 17 FivePoint Amphitheater, Irvine CA
Friday, July 19 Park Theater, Las Vegas NV
Saturday, July 20 North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, Chula Vista CA
Sunday, July 21 Ak-Chin Pavilion, Phoenix AZ
Tuesday, July 23 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater, Denver CO
Friday, July 26 Austin360 Amphitheater, Austin TX
Saturday, July 27 The Dos Equis Pavilion, Dallas TX
Sunday, July 28 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston TX
Tuesday, July 30 Hollywood Casino Amphitheater, St. Louis MO
Wednesday, July 31 Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago IL
Friday, August 2 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
Saturday, August 3 DTE Energy Music Theater, Detroit MI
Sunday, August 4 Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Indianapolis IN
Sunday, August 11 Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON
Monday, August 12 Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs NY
Tuesday, August 13 Darien Lake Amphitheater, Darien Center NY
Thursday, August 15 Xfinity Center, Mansfield MA
Friday, August 16 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford NH
Saturday, August 17 Forest Hills Stadium, Queens NY
Tuesday, August 20 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ
Wednesday, August 21 BB&T Pavilion, Camden NJ
Thursday, August 22 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia MD
Saturday, August 24 Coastal Credit Union Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh NC
Sunday, August 25 PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte NC
Tuesday, August 27 Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Birmingham AL
Thursday, August 29 Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa FL
Friday, August 30 Coral Sky Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach FL
all dates except 7/15 with Beck and Cage The Elephant

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