Click Track: Spoon

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/30/2010

Lists: David Malitz picks his top 10 concerts of 2010

I didn’t quite match last year’s 237 concerts, but I did attend 221 shows in 2010. And, to quote Eric Cartman, about 80 percent of them were “fine, just fine.” Maybe they just all blurred together. Maybe it was too...

By David Malitz  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists, Lists | Tags:  Blood Feathers, Buzzcocks, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Grinderman, Hole, Jeff Mangum, LCD Soundsystem, Paul Collins Beat, Sonic Youth, Spoon, The Clean, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Lists: David Malitz picks his top 10 albums of 2010

If LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is going out, he's going out on top. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) You've seen top 10 lists from Chris Richards and Allison Stewart. Here's one more, with Kanye's lowest ranking yet! 1. LCD Soundsystem - "This Is...

By David Malitz  |  03:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Drunkdriver, Glasser, Harlem, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, No Age, Sharon Van Etten, Spoon, Superchunk, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 10/28/2010

Taking sides: Who should be performing the Stewart/Colbert rally?

Put Yoko Ono in between these two and you're onto something. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes) What you already know: Funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are bringing their Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear to the National Mall on Saturday afternoon....

By Click Track  |  02:10 PM ET, 10/28/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples, Spoon, Yoko Ono

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 06/02/2010

Arcade Fire announces tour dates; Live Nation nixes service fees this June

Arcade Fire announces their first headlining tour in three years. They come to Merriweather Post Pavilion with Spoon on August 6th. (2007 photo by Carol Guzy/TWP) By Ally Schweitzer - Arcade Fire has announced their first headlining tour in three...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  06:15 AM ET, 06/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Arcade Fire, Spoon

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/24/2010

Spoon at 9:30 club: Set list statistics and analysis

Spoonman Britt Daniel amid his band's 23-song set at 9:30 club, Monday. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz Spoon finished up a sold-out, two-night stand at the 9:30 club on Tuesday with another stunningly sharp show. The second evening was actually...

By David Malitz  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Live last night, Live last night | Tags:  Spoon

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 03/23/2010

In concert: Spoon

Britt Daniel: Untouchable for life? Pretty much. Spoon returns to the 9:30 club, tonight. (All photos by Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By Chris Richards Spoon doesn’t harness the chaos of rock-and-roll so much as tuck it into a straightjacket. The Texas-born indie...

By Chris Richards  |  03:15 PM ET, 03/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  In concert | Tags:  Spoon

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 03/18/2010

SXSW: Spoon plays it cool; Best Coast creates buzz

Best Coast played mind-sticking set of girl-group pop at Cheer Up Charlie's. (Crappy photo by David Malitz) By David Malitz The first day of SXSW is all about getting your senses. You've got to wake up early, get on multiple...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  03:35 PM ET, 03/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  SXSW | Tags:  Best Coast, SXSW, Spoon, The Muffs

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/18/2010

SXSW: Remembering Alex Chilton

Alex Chilton, shown at South by Southwest in 2004, is remembered by dozens of bands playing the festival this week. (Photo: AP/Jack Plunkett) By Chris Richards Where were you when you heard Alex Chilton died? For throngs of music fans...

By Chris Richards  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  SXSW | Tags:  Alex Chilton, Spoon

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/21/2010

Taking sides... Choose your own Coachella adventure

Jay-Z and Thom Yorke can play at your version of Coachella - but it will cost you. In an effort to turn everything in life into some kind of draft and/or fantasy sport, Click Track has developed a Coachella salary...

By David Malitz  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Baroness, Beach House, Calle 13, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Coachella, Corinne Bailey Rae, De La Soul, Dead Weather, Dirty Projectors, Echo and the Bunnymen, Faith No More, Gil Scott-Heron, Girls, Grace Jones, Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, Phoenix, Sleigh Bells, Sly Stone, Spoon, The Soft Pack, Thom Yorke, Wale

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 01/19/2010

Album Review: Spoon, "Transference"

By David Malitz Spoon emerged as one of the great bands of the '00s because it strictly adhered to one of rock's most overlooked principles: The notes you don't play are as important as the ones you do play....

By David Malitz  |  08:30 AM ET, 01/19/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Quick spins | Tags:  Spoon

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2010

Morning click: Yoko reforms Plastic Ono Band, Wale lets go-go beef simmer

Yoko Ono is getting the band back together -- and what a band it is. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach) - Yoko Ono is reforming her Plastic Ono Band for a Feb. 16 performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in...

By Chris Richards  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Carole King, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Joanna Newsom, Paul Simon, Sonic Youth, Spoon, Wale, Yoko Ono

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/31/2009

Lists: David Malitz's top 237 shows of 2009

Jay-Z's Inauguration Eve show at the Warner Theatre was historic. This is my favorite year-end list to make because I feel it's the most definitive. I made sure to wait until the very end so I could have a full...

By David Malitz  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/31/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Bob Mould, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Destroyer, Future of the Left, Jay-Z, Juana Molina, Kurt Vile, Lambchop, Paul McCartney, Primal Scream, Spoon, TV Ghost, TV on the Radio, Times New Viking, Waco Brothers