Monday, August 27, 2007

Spoon Dole Out Love to the Piddling Midwest

In further Spoon news, the band wins this fall's award for visiting those oft-skipped locales. I love you, Britt Daniel, and your 2006 KU-Day-on-the-Hill show I attended with an expired student ID. Spooning free of charge -- that's giving your fans love.

Lawrencians can attest to Mr. Daniel bobbing along Mass Street on afternoons before shows, darting into the Love Garden or just kicking it pre-show style. Newly added bassist Rob Pope hails from Lawrence, so expect regular visits from these guys to continue. As far as I'm concerned, any band who plays Colombia and Lawrence earns my admiration. Those crisp white fitted shirts don't hurt, either.

Just added shows that aren't free, but aren't $50:

9-29 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
9-30 Fayetteville, AR - Chi Omega Greek Theater
10-2 Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
10-3 Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
10-5 Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
10-8 Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10-10 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (w/ the Ponys)
10-11 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue (w/ the Ponys)
10-12 Chicago, IL - The Riviera
10-13 Detroit, MI - Majestic (w/ the Ponys)

1 comment:

SonicRyan said...

Britt sure loves him some Lawrence. As long as I've been a Spoon fan, five years now at least, they've never played Kansas City, instead always playing somewhere in Lawrence, and at least once a year. The last time they played at the Day On the Hill Britt reminisced about how he ate Chipotle for the first time in Lawrence. Perhaps Spoon's love for Lawrence has nothing to do with the rabid fans, attractive college students, cheap bars, fabulous record stores, hip clothing stores, and Sylas and Maddy's. No, maybe the reason they keep coming back is all thanks to Chipotle and their giant burritos.