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Spoon Prove their Worth, Let Loose on 4th ACL Taping at Moody Theater

Spoon returned to Austin for their fourth time for an Austin City Limits taping last night at the Moody Theater.  The set began with two songs from their new album, They Want My Soul with “Knock Knock Knock,” and the AC/DC like “Rent I Pay”.

The crowd was still quiet to the new songs until they launched into the “The Way We Get By,” their popular single used all over television in the 2000’s. Nothing was played from Girls Can Tell or any albums previous on the setlist tonight missing many of their classics in favor of songs from their newer records include Transference‘s “Who Makes You Money” and Ga Ga Ga Ga‘s “The Ghost of You Lingers.”

Lighter fair started out most of the evening, but things kicked up with “The Beast and Dragon, Adored,” as the noisy guitar solos sent mics flying. This energy contuued through to “Don’t Make Me a Target,” and a much heavier version of Spoon’s biggest hit, “I Turn My Camera On.”

“Got Nuffin” followed this pattern until they turned things down for “Black Like Me.” Wrapping things up with an encore of “Outlier,” and “Underdog,” Spoon proved that there’s a reason they’re one of the dominate and popular forces in rock and roll and have been able to maintain that. At their lightest things get slower, but when they let loose they truly do with Britt Daniel yelling at the top of his lungs, and guitarist Eric Harvey taking down a few mic stands and his guitar cord before trashing them.



“Knock Knock Knock”
“Rent I Pay”
“Don’t You Evah”
“Who Makes Your Money”
“The Way We Get By”
“The Ghost of You Lingers”
“Do You”
“The Beast and Dragon, Adored”
“Rhythm & Soul”
“I Just Don’t Understand”
“Don’t Make Me a Target”
“Inside Out”
“Rainy Taxi”
“I Turn My Camera On”
“Got Nuffin”
“Black Like Me”

“They Want My Soul”


SPOON – 2014 Tour Dates
Oct 11 Stubb’sw/ a Giant Dog Austin, TX
Oct 12 Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, TX
Oct 18 Moon Block Party @ Fairplex Pomona, CA
Oct 20 The GRAMMY Museum® Los Angeles, CA
Nov 01 PARADISO Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 02 Uebel & Gefährlich w/ Operators, Swear…
Nov 03 Kaserne Basel, Switzerland
Nov 04 Luxor w/ Operators Cologne, Germany
Nov 05 VOORUIT Gent, Belgium
Nov 06 Trabendo Paris, France
Nov 07 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Hamilton Leithauser London, United Kingdom

Jeff Tom

Jeff Tom

Owner and Editor-in-Chief at The Austin Current I'm a native Austinite. In 1998 I founded one of the first successful blogs on the Internet, and have been writing daily since. I'm a singer-songwriter with my own band, have started multiple successful businesses as an entrepreneur, and have been an avid participant of the music, comedy, technology, and film scene of Austin for over a dozen years.