For those who feared the throngs at Block Party—or who figure Spoon just sound better within easy reach of a full bar—come see the Portland-via-Austin soul-jangle quartet at the Showbox. Their latest, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Gax5 to hardcore fans, aka Spoonfeeders), might be the best in the band's 13-year career, with some meat-and-potatoes indie rock, some experimental elements, and some grinding, hook-heavy tunes that explode onstage. (Showbox, 1426 First Ave, 628-3151. 8 pm, $18 adv/$20 DOS, all ages.)

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