By the end of 2016, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by what had occurred in the music world. The major releases had arrived furiously, often with little or no warning, dropping out of the sky and immediately redirecting our attention from whichever other acclaimed album had just come out a week or two beforehand. More »
Lorde, Kacey Musgraves, Bleachers, Shamir, Matt Berninger and Aaron Dessner of The National and Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel of Spoon have all signed on for The Ally Coalition’s 4th annual Talent Show, to take place 1/24 at New York’s Town Hall. More »
Spoon guested on the first episode of A Prairie Home Companion since its creator Garrison Keillor was fired from Minnesota Public Radio over an allegation of “inappropriate behavior” with a coworker. Current host Chris Thile addressed the scandal at the beginning, calling the news “heartbreaking” and announcing that the show will now be … More »
Spoon are having a big week — performing on The Tonight Show, headlining two nights at Brooklyn Steel — and they’re capping it off with an appearance on CBS This Morning and a live Prairie Home Companion show. During the former, frontman Britt Daniel and bassist Rob Pope chatted a bit before joining the … More »
Spoon are just starting a big week in New York. They’re headlining two nights at Brooklyn Steel. They’re doing a CBS This Morning taping. They’re playing at a Prairie Home Companion live show at Town Hall. And last night, they were musical guests on The Tonight Show. There, they bashed out “Do I Have … More »
Spoon are slowly coming through with more visuals for their recent album Hot Thoughts; this time, “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” is the one getting the honors. Like the “I Ain’t The One” video, this one is simple yet effective, but that’s pretty much where the similarities between the two … More »
Our own Chris DeVille spent the better part of a week watching every episode of MTV’s rebooted TRL, and everything about it sounds extremely fucking bad. But the worst thing about it might be this: They don’t play videos! The entire point of TRL classic was the video countdown. And while music videos might … More »
I once got busted trying to steal a magazine from my hometown library. The 8/8/91 issue of Rolling Stone apparently had one of those sensors on the last page and it beeped from my backpack on the way out. I was gonna bring it back. I just wanted to take it home to read the … More »
Spoon recently released the album Hot Thoughts, which, like every other Spoon album, is very good. And now they’re back with a new music video for “I Ain’t The One” directed by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, aka the filmmaking team behind the great Nick Cave pseudo-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth. They … More »
Project Pabst 2017
Tom McCall Waterfront; Portland, OR
Enter year #2 of the mixed festival that is Project Pabst by MusicfestNW. At this year’s fest, the skies of Portland were once again filled with smoke and ash, and the air was hot and sticky. But while we suffered in the weather, we rejoiced in the sweet, sweet tunes brought to us over two days on the waterfront.
Check out this year’s photos, which include shots of Father John Misty, Iggy Pop, Noname, Whitney, Spoon, Nas, and Beck.