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Spoon and John Vanderslice @ Little Radio 07/16/2007

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Last night Little Radio hosted Spoon and John Vanderslice in their dusty sweaty warehouse located Downtown LA. Little Radio also webcast the show, and Dewer's Whiskey as a co-sponsor kept the free drinks flowing.

John Vanderslice opened and wasn't really a great pairing with Spoon, becuase Vanderslice plays a much more mellow style of music, with just his voice and his acoustic guitar. It was like too sleepy and folky, and all the indie kids just wanted their spoon already.

LAist still wonders how Little Radio can pull off these inexpensive gigs with great bands and cheap/free booze. But who cares how, and long as they keep on killin' it.

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Photo essay of the night after the jump.

Pictures by John Wayne Maioriello

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Outside Little Radio, the crowd swells waiting for the show to start.

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In case you stumbled into Little Radio and had no idea what was going on, they had this reminder.

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John Vanderslice opened up the night with his guitar and his capo. He seems like a nice enough guy, but was perhaps too sleepy an opening act for Spoon.

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Spoon fans Tanky, Emily and Dez were pumped to see the band, despite the fact it was ten miles past hot inside there.

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Little Radio always seems to have some kind of drink special, if not free drinks. This time is was $4 beers, and free Dewer's Whiskey drinks. With prices like that be sure to have fare for a taxi home, because you will be soused.

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It was almost showtime, and the crowd had grown as far as the eye could see, spilling out the front door, and onto the street outside.

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Spoon hits the stage, the crowd goes wild, and rocking out becomes everyone's priority.

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The merch booth was operated by these nice fluffy T-shirt selling types. I bought the blue one for $15, and got a free Spoon button.

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Next door to Little Radio are their offices, which were opened up and being used as a VIP area, complete with giftbags sporting various stickers, CD's, and typical swag.