July 3, 2014

Spoon at NXNE

It's really a shame that I never saw Spoon play live before their free Yonge-Dundas Square performance for NXNE. They are a great band. They hit the stage on the Saturday night of NXNE before the sun had set and wasted no time in rocking us all into the night.

They played a massive setlist of 22 songs, including a 3-song encore. Lucky for me, they hit up almost all the tunes that I'd been dying to hear them play live. They also mixed in some new tunes from their August 5 album They Want My Soul. We've heard "Rent I Pay" already, and they opened the show with "Knock Knock Knock" and later let us hear "Rainy Taxi". Needless to say, I'm looking forward to this release.

Here are a bunch of tunes - highlights from the set they played for me and thousands of lucky Torontonians.

"Don't You Evah"

"Anything You Want"

"The Way We Get By"

"I Turn My Camera On" which may have been the first Spoon song I ever heard.

"My Mathematical Mind"

"Don't Make Me a Target"

"You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb"

"Rainy Taxi"

"The Underdog"

"Rent I Pay"

"Got Nuffin"

They finished up the main set with "Black Like Me" and came back to start the encore with "The Beast And Dragon, Adored"

They finally closed out the night with "Trouble Comes Running". Great tune to finish off a high energy set.