As an Austin native I have been a Spoon fan since I was in high school WAY back in the day. Anytime they play at SXSW I go to their shows considering they are Austin Home Grown.
It was announced today that Spoon will hold a three-night residency at The Main during the 2017 SXSW Music Festival. It will also be the same week that they will release their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, March 17 on Matador Records. During the residency, Spoon will resurrect the original, classic Austin venue Emo’s location, currently referred to as The Main, Tuesday, March 14–Thursday, March 16. The band will curate a unique line up each night and will be referring to the venue as “Eno’s” in honor of the band’s founding drummer and Austin stalwart Jim Eno.
For most of us OG Austinites this is awesome news! Though the new Emo’s location is larger than the original location it’s just not the same. Leave it to Austin’s Spoon to revive it for SXSW 2017. I only have a SXSW interactive badge which will not get you into SXSW music performances after the 14th. Luckily they play on the 14th so that is where I will be that night!
As SXSW continues to draw near I will be posting any news or events that I will be attending throughout the festival. To find out where I will be follow me on @nrpena, @cutegeek or @hitechchic and for more information about Spoon during SXSW click here.