Friday Night: Spoon At House Of Blues

Spoon House of Blues April 13, 2012

Spoon has two types of songs: Songs that cut and songs that groove. But they all sting.

The songs that cut are choppy and a little clenched, like "Small Stakes" or "Got Nuffin'." The songs that groove are about as fluid as I think it is for music to possibly be; whenever they play "I Turn My Camera On" or "Don't You Evah," I can't help picturing someone doing the robot on one of those moving walkways at an airport somewhere.

The important thing is that Spoon does not do anything suddenly, onstage or off. Almost 20 years since Britt Daniel and Jim Eno formed Spoon in Austin in 1993, they played to a full house at House of Blues Friday night -- their first show in the area since 2009, and first here since their most recent LP, Transference, came out in January 2010.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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