SPOON with special guests White Reaper
Monday, Jan 15, 2018 8:00 PM PST
(6:30 PM Doors)
JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre, Napa, CA
8 years and over
BottleRock Presents SPOON with special guests White Reaper
‘Hot Thoughts’, Spoon’s 9th album, is the bravest, most sonically inventive work of their career, though keep in mind, Britt Daniel has already overseen a number of other reincarnations. With all due respect to earlier efforts that have made the band both critically acclaimed and a commercial contender, preconceptions about Spoon are about to be obliterated. That’s not to say ‘Hot Thoughts’ doesn’t have a requisite supply of infectious earworms —
WE DIDN'T SAY THIS WAS A DIFFERENT BAND (though this is the first Spoon album with no acoustic guitar) — but there’s a lyrical bent that’s as carnal as it’s crafty, and a newfound sense of sonic exploration that results in the genre-smasher Spoon have flirted with in the past but not fully consummated. The ten songs on ‘Hot Thoughts’ run the gamut from the kaleidoscopic opening title track (as tone-setting as say, “Dirty Mind” for the album it commences) through the gargantuan stomp of “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” and ubiquitous wiry hooks of “Can I Sit Next To You" to the bitter sweetness of “I Ain’t The One” and the deadpan swing of “Tear It Down” —less the telling of an apocalyptic vision and more what Daniel describes as a song about “empathy for strangers.” Ample recognition should be tossed in the direction of Dave Fridmann, whose wizard level ingenuity has brought a diabolical sheen to the band’s swagger (there may be many great ways to occupy one’s time in Cassadaga, New York, but we do know that holing up at Fridmann’s studio to make a masterpiece is one of them).
JaM Cellars Ballroom / Margrit Mondavi Theatre: UPSTAIRS
General Admission and standing
$32 Advance / $35 Day of Show
Each person does require a ticket for entry. We welcome ages 8+ with children under 16 accompanied by an adult. No Babes in Arms.
No Refunds. No professional cameras or outside food and drink.
There is no dining available in the Ballroom, but there is a Bar available for drink purchases. Patrons attending a show upstairs in the Ballroom are welcome to dine in the restaurant starting at 5 pm if available.
Due to the historic nature of the Ballroom, there are no bathrooms located upstairs. Facilities are located downstairs around the Blue Note Club and are accessible via stairs or the elevator.
Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
Jam Cellars Ballroom in the Margrit Mondavi Theatre is located UPSTAIRS in the historic Napa Valley Opera House
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559 / Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)