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Spoon to play SNL

Continuing indie rock’s ascension into the big leagues (with “big leagues” here defined as “deemed worthy enough to play Saturday Night Live“), Spoon will serve as musical guest for the aforementioned landmark sketch comedy show on October 6. This comes on the heels of Spoon’s Merge Records labelmates in Arcade Fire gigging the show last season, as did the Shins, and an earlier appearance by Modest Mouse around the time “Float On” was huge. (And yes, with being on Epic, Modest Mouse aren’t technically “indie” anymore, but I believe that hair has been split so many times as to be rendered moot.) Canuck comedic force Seth Rogen will be the host for the show Spoon is playing. It comes a week after this Saturday’s season premiere, hosted by LeBron James with music from Kanye West. I wonder if ‘Ye has any ball skills?