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Spoon & Amos Lee With Special Guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band

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Jul 29, 2017 – 6:00 PM

1 Harbour Boulevard
Camden, NJ 08103 Map

  • Spoon
  • Amos Lee
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Chicano Batman

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Spoon: With a history of stellar, no-filler records, Spoon has somehow topped themselves with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, a consistently thrilling album recorded throughout 2006 in Austin by the band and Mike McCarthy (except "The Underdog," recorded in Los Angeles with Jon Brion). Spoon have been together over a decade, with one of the most unusual trajectories of any band in recent memory-and one of the best and most unique songwriters in the world. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga starts with "Don't Make Me a Target," a song that builds on Spoon's familiar minimal rhythmic piano/guitar vamp popularized on earlier Spoon hits like "Small Stakes" or "The Way We Get By." The album quickly moves into uncharted territory with the atmospheric "The Ghost of You Lingers" and moves through serveral different stylistic changes from the explosive (no pun intended) "You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb" to the wall-of-sound horns of "The Underdog." The Britt Daniel originals on Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga comprise possibly his most heartfelt batch of songs since 2001's Girls Can Tell.

It's worth pointing out that Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga is comprised of ten songs (see Loaded, Fulfillingness' First Finale, Back in Black, The Queen Is Dead, The Charm of the Highway Strip, Nebraska, Nashville Skyline, Heroes, Unknown Pleasures, The Violent Femmes, The Woods, Sticky Fingers, etc.). We've also got it on good authority that 36 minutes is the ideal album length.

Amos Lee: If you have never heard of Amos Lee -- or recognize the kind face with a sometimes-scraggly beard that graces most of his albums -- he's okay with that. Many people have probably heard one of Lee's songs played on a number of television shows. His concert dates have been highly sought after for those desiring a sophisticated and entertaining night out. Lee's fourth album, Mission Bell, was released in early 2011 and features a classic jazz sound that will have people remembering the name Amos Lee for quite a few years. With Amos Lee currently playing a number of sold out tour dates in 2011, it looks like he won't get to enjoy is anonymity for much longer.

Born Ryan Anthony Massaro, Lee is a Philadelphia native. After moving back to Philadelphia after college and teaching elementary school for a couple years, Amos Lee decided to pursue a career in music by releasing an independently produced, self-titled EP in 2004. Sales of the album did extremely well in Philadelphia, catching the eye of Blue Note Records who represented rising star Norah Jones. Lee's big break came when Jones approached him to open for her on her 2004 tour dates. It was Norah Jones' bassist, Lee Alexander, that ended up producing Amos Lee's first full-length, self-titled album in March 2005, with Jones contributing vocals and piano accompaniment. The album was a commercial success with fans and critics, leading to the appearance of singles in a handful of network TV shows. Shortly after the release of the album, Amos Lee received further acclaim by opening concert dates for the likes of Merle Haggard and Bob Dylan.

Two albums and six years later, Amos Lee released his fourth album, Mission Bell, with help from guest musicians like, including Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, and Sam Beam (aka Iron & Wine). The album marks an evolution of Lee's style as well as a broadening of his musical tastes, becoming a huge commercial success. The album has taken the #1 spots on both Billboard's Top 200 and Top Rock Albums since its release, as evidenced by dozens of sold-out concert dates in promotion of the album.

Despite a scarcity of tickets, Amos Lee continues on his promotional 2011 tour dates across the world. Lee will be playing at Bonnaroo on June 12, Atlantic City Music Festival on June 24, and the infamous Newport Folk Festival on July 31. In July, Amos Lee has US concert dates with Lucinda Williams which will canvass only the east coast. Lee will continue 2011 tour dates around the US with Calexico, ending on August 20. Beginning in early September, Amos Lee will embark on a number of concert dates in the UK with Adele; while all of the UK tour dates in 2011 are "officially" sold-out, there are tickets available through Eventful. There's no better time for those not familiar with Amos Lee to catch one of his many tour dates in 2011.

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