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Video of the Week: “Nobody Gets Me But You,” Spoon

Posted in News with tags , on November 16, 2010 by 30daysout

Are they from Austin, or Portland?  During the recent Austin City Limits festival, people were asking that question and the answer is … both.  The indie rock quartet was formed in Texas but moved its operations to Oregon a few years ago.   “Nobody Gets Me But You” is from the band’s most recent album, Transference, and the video was inspired by frontman Britt Daniel’s experience watching a band on a camera feed in New York City’s tiny venue the Cake Shop.

Spoon official website

 

Live: Austin City Limits Festival Day One – Black Keys, Spoon & The Strokes!

Posted in Review with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2010 by 30daysout

 

The Black Keys became a four-piece for songs from "Brothers" as the sun went down in the west

 

(Editor’s Note: Our Austin correspondent Lily Angelle is on the grounds at the Austin City Limits festival in Austin’s Zilker Park.  She reports that the Black Keys ruled, Spoon rocked and the Strokes redeemed themselves from Wednesday’s debacle with a rousing performance that was easily the highlight of the day.)

Our strategy on Day One was to plant in front of one stage and move up gradually, winding up right up front for the Strokes.  After their inconsiderate performance at the “pre-show” on Wednesday evening, I was ready to give Julian Casablancas and crew another chance.

 

Dan Auerbach

 

We made it up to the AMD stage on the west side of the park in enough time to catch some of John Popper and Blues Traveler, followed by a rousing set by the Black Keys.  Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney mixed it up with a variety of tunes from their entire catalog; when they played songs from Brothers, their latest album, the Keys became a four-piece that really rocked as the afternoon finally slipped behind the stage.

Former Austinites Spoon might have been a little mellow to follow the Black Keys, but they also represented their varied albums with a set that included “I Turn My Camera On” and of course, “I Summon You.”  As the ever-likeable Spoon reached the final tunes of its set it became clear the crowd was more than ready for the Strokes.  We were standing next to a couple of guys who drove eight hours from the Rio Grande valley to make Austin just in time for the front gates at ACL to open.  Naturally, they came to see the Strokes … and so did we.

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Live: Austin City Limits Festival Preview

Posted in News with tags , , , , on October 8, 2010 by 30daysout

Not quite Woodstock - but a crowd nevertheless

Austin, Texas, hosts the big ol’ Austin City Limits festival beginning today (Friday) and ending Sunday – scheduled performers include the Black Keys, the Strokes, Muse, M.I.A., Spoon, the Eagles and many more.  Our Austin correspondent Lily Angelle is on the grounds right now, and she will send reports every night.  Hopefully she will also send along some photos that we can post intermittently over the weekend.

We already got a taste of this year’s festival with the controversial “pre-show” by the Strokes on Wednesday, and our reporter promises she will give the New Yorkers another chance when they hit the ACL stage around 8 p.m. tonight.  The Black Keys, led by Dan Auerbach, promises to be another highlight this evening.

Anyway, drop by over the weekend – we’ll update when we can.  You can catch a webcast of the music from the official festival site, and Austin radio station KUT-FM is providing wall-to-wall coverage as well.

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