Twitter review: Mac DeMarco and Spoon

Auto-correct's Max DeNarco should be Mac's rap alter ego


Benjamin Boles (@benjaminboles) live-tweeted the free Mac DeMarco and Spoon show from Yonge-Dundas Square last night (June 21). Below, find out who he called a “funky Oasis,” and meet random fan Luke, who had a great time. And here, meet the little girl who stole the show.

I’m live tweeting Mac DeMarco and Spoon shortly for @nowtoronto, which means my tweets are being broadcast live to the website #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

Crowd cheers Mac DeMarco setting up his gear. Does that mark a transition into full rock star status? #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

@benjaminboles just wrote in my notes “already a star, based on crowd reaction”.

– Thierry (@tcote) June 21, 2014

@benjaminboles a little baffled, but sure, why not.

– Thierry (@tcote) June 21, 2014

Has anyone written any think pieces on Mac DeMarco’s relationship to hoser culture? #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

My phone keeps wanting to change Mac DeMarco to Max DeNarco (which could be his rap alter ego)

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

Laziest mosh pit ever. #nxne #macdemarco

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

Mac DeMarco now has a male gogo dancer onstage with a Hawaiian shirt. Friend? Family? Random? #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

Gogo dancer is a random named Luke. Crowd is chanting “chug chug chug” at Mac as he drinks a beer.

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

I always feel worried when I see two crowd surfers go down at the same spot. Luke and Mac just kissed. That’s sweet.

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

Luke now has a bra on his head. Now he us being sent to crowd surf. He gets a lecture from security first. Luke is having a good day. #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

Mac DeMarco are one of the few acts that sound tighter and bigger live than on recordings. I think that’s good? #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 21, 2014

Cheap old guitars can be a pain in the ass to maintain, but they can look and sound pretty great #macdemarco #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

Cheap old guitars don’t stay in tune very well though… #nxne #macdemarco

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

Mac DeMarco pulling off a surprisingly good roots reggae jam. Feels a bit weird though. But if the Clash can try, why not him? #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

Baby on the stage. That’s good luck! #macdemarco #nxne2014 @benjaminboles

– dazaspaz (@dazaspaz) June 22, 2014

@trapunski @benjaminboles Mac DeMarco had a nice turnout at the Opera House on Friday. Besides industry types, a very young crowd.

– Brad Wheeler (@BWheelerglobe) June 21, 2014

Mac DeMarco keeps surprising me by sounding tighter and more pro than his shambolic stoner pop image

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

@benjaminboles echoes of the Style Council’s cappuccino r’n’b were genuinely surprising at times.

– Thierry (@tcote) June 22, 2014

To be honest, I’m not super familiar with all of Spoon’s recorded work, but people keep telling me they’re a great live band. So far so good

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

I want to describe Spoon as a funky Oasis, but that sounds like an insult. I mean it kindly. #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

Spoon do not have the same kind of comfortable and casual relationship with the crowd as Mac DeMarco, but maybe that’s not surprising #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

From what I’d been told, I was expecting Spoon to have more energy live. Is this an off show, or were my expectations too high? #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

That’s not so encouraging RT @TheGreenRays: @benjaminboles Sounding better than last night though.

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

@benjaminboles Nah, they’re a bit robotic. Which is sort of their sound. But still. I haven’t bothered to see them a second time.

– Nicholas (@tapesonthefloor) June 22, 2014

Don’t get me wrong, Spoon are perfectly pleasant. Just not making a very strong impression. #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

The Yonge-Dundas crowd seem to really like the beach balls that just got tossed out to them #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

He’s doing pretty good then RT @TheGreenRays: @benjaminboles Apparently their bass player had a baby, long-haired dude is a fill-in.

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

Fair enough RT @TsarKasim: @benjaminboles They’ve got to be themselves. They can’t be no one else.

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

It’s true: the music does sound better in the VIP area. I still want to have a nap though. #spoon #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

@benjaminboles they are an awesome greatest hits kind of band.. Which is why I’m at silver dollar instead

– Logan (@dorianlogan) June 22, 2014

This crowd does not seem very invested in demanding an encore from Spoon. It’s happening anyway. “You stuck around!” #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

Rimshot RT @sherwoodallan: @benjaminboles sounds like someone needs to put a fork in spoon

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

I know it seems like I’m complaining a lot, so I’d like to finish by saying that Spoon have great guitar tones. Big warm sounds. #nxne

– benjaminboles (@benjaminboles) June 22, 2014

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