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Britt Daniel's Chipotle order: Soft tacos with chicken, mild salsa, cheese, and a side of guacamole. Lemonade to drink, but he opts for Coke on the refill. I order a chicken burrito and Diet Coke. It…   Read Story »
Some rappers tell jokes, others are jokes. (Big Sean, that lovable cornball, is an amalgam of the two archetypes.) Ever since Wiz Khalifa floated on a cloud of kush smoke from the mixtape underground…   Read Story »
Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands -- terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days…   Read Story »
I recently described They Want My Soul single "Inside Out" as "like looking at a reflection of a Spoon song on the face of the water." The song's excellence goes deeper than its floaty, shimmering…   Read Story »
Not too many bands can play on a Tonight Show stage and make it look like they're killing time on a random Monday night, but Spoon are one of the few. Today, the band's very good new album They Want…   Read Story »
The McKittrick Hotel is full of surprises. The last time I visited, for a performance of the hotel's mainstay Sleep No More, a woman in a nurse's uniform kidnapped me, put me in a wheelchair, and…   Read Story »
Lollapalooza is starting right now in Chicago, and Red Bull TV has done us all a solid by livestreaming as many of the performances as possible. Among the acts you'll get to see live via three…   Read Story »
There's a moment on Spoon's new song "Outlier" where Britt Daniel sneaks a sharp splinter of film criticism into one of the tough, terse, personal songs that Spoon is so known for: "I remember when…   Read Story »
It was a good week for songs. Any week whose 5 Best Songs includes seven artists including Danny Brown, Ezra Koenig, Jessie Ware, Rustie, SBTRKT, Shura, and Spoon? That is a good week for songs. And…   Read Story »
I don't think I've done this before, but there's a lyric video on this list. Its presence will probably annoy you. But if you think you can make a better lyric video, go ahead. Please. This week's…   Read Story »