((Spoon)) Band Profile and Upcoming Chicago Concerts - Oh My Rockness
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Austin's Spoon have been around since 1993. Back in the day they used to hit the road with the likes of Pavement and Guided by Voices. They were young and full of verve and thought the music industry was pretty great so they signed to Elektra Records. They released one album on Elektra before realizing what countless other bands have discovered. That being on a major label kind of sucks. This realization came when Elektra dropped them for not being the next REM or something. Now safe at home on Superchunk's label, Merge Records, Spoon can settle in to be who they've always known they are -- a great rock 'n' roll band. With an ever-growing fan base, it's clear that Spoon doesn't have to prove anything to anyone, especially some middle-aged dude who thinks he looks cool in a suit, collared shirt and sneakers.
Published December 28, 2006