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Posted 27 Mar 2017 @ 10:17am

Reviewed on Thursday March 23 (photo by Ashley Mar)


Mike Noga has the devil in him. The one-time drummer for The Drones has emerged from the shadows and become a verifiable onstage horror, bolstered in no small part by the release of his excellent new upcoming record King.


Indeed, taking to the Metro Theatre stage on Thursday, the man drank up the spotlight as...

Posted 16 Mar 2017 @ 10:00am

Forget everything you know about Spoon. Alright, maybe not everything. They’re still proudly keeping Texas weird.


They still feature vocalist/guitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno, as they’ve done for the entirety of their 24-year lifespan. They’re also still very much in the business of making catchy, bold songs that flirt between avant-garde and accessible. The main...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 1:52pm



Spoon have made a career out of changing the questions right when listeners think they have all the answers.


In particular, the band’s 2000s output saw the songs that toyed the most with genre semantics become their best-known tracks – the piano pop of ‘The Way We Get By’, the disco/glam shuffle of ‘I Turn My Camera On’ and the mariachi-flavoured triumph...

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