SXSW 2010 Quick Hits, Day 1: Spoon

I’d passed on Spoon’s headlining set at Stubbs to see Nas & Damian Marley, but the Austin-based indie rockers were still playing when the Emos’ show let out, so I went back in to catch the end of the set. I’ve been lukewarm on the band, although they have certain tunes I dig. I guess I just don’t understand their formula of playing two or three songs that are kinda blah, then throwing down a hard-hitting rocker, then two more blah, then another rocker. So the set was kind of up and down to this reporter’s view, as opposed to last year’s Wednesday night headliner set at Stubbs when the Decemberists captivated the crowd with a full performance of their Hazards of Love album.



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