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spoon helps bring autstin's sxsw festival back to its roots

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spoon helps bring autstin's sxsw festival back to its roots

austin, texas — when the austin band spoon first started playing the south by southwest music conference in the mid-1990s, the music venues in town weren’t named after corporate brands such as the mazda empire garage or the levi’s outpost, and the vip speakers at the austin convention center weren’t former vice-presidents like joe biden or country music megastars such as garth brooks — all examples of this year’s festivities.spoon took back some of the old spirit of sxsw as the music side of the conference kicked off tuesday, the first of three nights the 2015 rock the garden headliners are hosting their own little mini-conference with hand-picked bands and very little marketing mojo behind it at sixth street nightclub the main. the band’s frontman britt daniel even went old-school when he asked, “what’s up, emo’s?,” the name the venue carried for two decades before austin was overtaken by condo towers and transplanted brooklyn hipsters.daniel led the group through more than half of their new album due out friday, “hot thoughts,” laced with more synth-pop tones and dance-y beats but heavy on drama. the breakup song “i ain’t the one” was the most hushed ballad in the band’s canon, and the pitter-patting “do i have to talk you into it” kicked off the show with hints of roxy music.canadian power-pop giants the new pornographers also played spoon’s party, previewing songs from their flowery new album, “whiteout conditions.” when leader ...