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Feist & Spoon to Face Off at the Gibson

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It's a dream date for fans of Canadian songstress Feist and Austin's Spoon.

Feist is just now making her break on the world stage, with a little help from Uncle Steve. But anyone with an ear to the Toronto indie rock scene could hear her coming ever since her solo debut, Monarch, was released on the heels of By Divine Right's "Bless This Mess" Tour (she was their rhythm guitarist).

For most of this decade, Leslie Feist has set herself apart with her solo work while continuing to record with Toronto's orgiastic collective known as Broken Social Scene (just about everybody who records on the Arts & Crafts label).

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Spoon had already been considered one of Austin's best rock bands for over a decade when 2005's Gimme Fiction hit the Billboard charts. And now -- some would say finally, others would say a bit too late -- they may be the best rock band today. At least that's what long-time rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis hinted at before playing a recent interview on their podcast, Sound Opinions, over the weekend.

Spoon discussed the meaning of Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, the influence of "We Will Rock You," and more on Sound Opinions and performed a few songs you're likely to hear tonight. Listen in below:

Feist & Spoon
Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk
Tonight, 8:15 p.m.
Limited tickets were available this afternoon. There may be tickets available at the door.

Feist photo by * Janice, via flickr. Photo of Spoon's Britt Daniel by Julio Enriquez, used with permission.

Sound Opinions is a production of Chicago Public Radio and American Public. It's no longer carried on any California station but can be streamed or podcast at