Summerfest – Spoon

Summerfest – Spoon

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Summerfest – Spoon

July 1, 2018 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Date:
July 1, 2018
Time:
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Website:
https://summerfest.com/artist/spoon

Venue

Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
200 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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88Nine Radio Milwaukee
10PM on Sunday, July 1 at the Harley Davidson Roadhouse

Spoon
Sunday, July 1
10PM
Harley Davidson Roadhouse

Hot Thoughts, Spoon’s 9th album, is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of their career, though keep in mind, Britt Daniel has already overseen a number of other reincarnations. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the band both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about Spoon are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say Hot Thoughts doesn’t have a requisite supply of infectious earworms — WE DIDN’T SAY THIS WAS A DIFFERENT BAND (though this is the first Spoon album with no acoustic guitar) — but there’s a lyrical bent that’s as carnal as it’s crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in the genre-smasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated.

The ten songs on Hot Thoughts run the gamut from the kaleidoscopic opening title track (as tone-setting as say, “Dirty Mind” for the album it commences) through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You” to the bittersweetness of “I Ain’t The One” and the deadpan swing of “Tear It Down” — less the telling of an apocalyptic vision and more what Daniel describes as a song about “empathy for strangers.”

SummerfestSpoonHarley Davidson RoadhouseSunday, July 1 | 10pm