PICTURE THIS: Spoon + Sweet Spirit @ The Fox Theater, Oakland 5/29/15

June 03. 2015 | By Leslie Hampton

Spoon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland 5/29/15Spoon

It wasn’t to our surprise that Spoon put on a phenomenal show. An energy packed set filled with dramatic shadows cascaded from rectangular backdrops. Their stage arrangement had a very retro “live-in-the-studio” style setup.

Spoon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland 5/29/15

Their musical chemistry and onstage charisma are a delight. Spoon has consistently provided a catalog of catchy and well-crafted songs. They have a way of writing within they sound, while still remaining fresh.

Spoon @ The Fox Theater, Oakland 5/29/15

Maybe it was the black vest and white shirt pairing or the combination with the lazer lights, but frontman Britt Daniel had a modern take on Han Solo look.

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The first show from any band in ages that the entire audience seemed thrilled to be there and have a great time. It is a true testament of a band that congregates that many good people in a venue as large as the Fox.

Sweet Spirit @ The Fox Theater, Oakland 5/29/15Sweet Spirit

On tour supporting Spoon was Austin’s Sweet Spirit. They are proof you don’t need to be an orchestral rock or ska band to make use of more than 6 members. A strong opener that can hold their own and was well received by fresh ears. Their big sound is rooted in the soul of Sabrina Ellis’ powerful voice.

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