Last night Spoon performed to a sold out audience at the Sugar Nightclub in Victoria BC. By the time they took the stage, the crowd was energized and thirsty for the musical excellence that was about to be consumed. This was thanks to openers Black Joe Lewis. They are without a doubt one of the best modern blues bands I have seen to date. And Lewis' voice, with such strength and delivery, is comparable to the likes of B.B King or James Brown. His accompanying band flaunted a three piece horn section and keyboard to go along with the regular three piece. It didn't take long for the crowd to start dancing and moving to these guys.
Spoon put on a stellar performance. What more can I say. Much of the set list came from the recently released Ga Ga Ga Ga album, along with the best of Gimme Fiction and other old favorites. The best part of the show though was when the horn section from Lewis' band joined them on stage to perform songs like 'The Underdog'. The crowd was hungry for more after this great set and welcomed them for a great encore. This was by far one of my favorite live experiences of this year. Pick up Ga Ga Ga Ga if you haven't already and see them live asap.
- Matty B .
Here are a few quick clips from the show: