By Chris Riemenschneider
The timing worked out great for catching Spoon at First Ave right after Wilco (see full review of both shows here).They went on a little after 11 and only played a little over 80 minutes. Of course, for this band, 80 minutes amounts to a lot of songs. I loved the chronological aspect of the show, starting with two songs of 1998′s “A Series of Sneaks” (too bad they didn’t go all the way back to “Telephono,” which theyrarely do), and ending thepre-encore set with the best songs off the new “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” (did I get the right number of Ga’s?). The crowd’s favorite stuff was in between, the songs off “Kill the Moonlight” and especially “Gimme Fiction.”
1. Utilitarian / 2. The Minor Tough / 3. The Fitted Shirt (personal fave #1) / 4. Anything You Want/ 5. Small Stakes / 6. The Way We Get By / 7. Stay Don’t Go / 8. Vittorio E. / 9. The Beast and Dragon, Adored (personal fave #2) / 10. Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine / 11. Mathematical Mind / 12. I Summon You/ 13. I Turn My Camera On / 14. Don’t Make Me a Target / 15. The Ghost of You Lingers / 16. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb / 17. The Underdog / 18. Black Like Me
Encore: 19. Chips & Dip / 20. Me and the Bean / 20. Don’t You Evah / 21. Quincy Punk Episode
Wednesday’s show wasat capacity, so if you hope to make tonight’s early all-ages gig, getthere extra early if you don’t have a ticket. There are plenty of songs they could’ve but didn’t play on Wed. Share your thoughts if you were there.