What: Panorama festival
Where: Randall’s Island Park
When: Friday, July 28, the Pavilion, $125, 5:55
Why: No one can predict New York weather these days, but Hot Thoughts will be in the air on Friday, July 28, at Panorama when Spoon takes the stage at the Pavilion on Randall’s Island. Twenty-one years and eight albums after their 1996 debut, Telephono, the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Spoon returned to their original label, Matador, with the March 17 release of their ninth record, Hot Thoughts. An enthusiastic reception at SXSW was followed by triumphant appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Ellen, and more. Coproduced with Dave Fridmann, who has also produced such acts as the psychedelic Flaming Lips and Saturday’s Panorama headliner, Tame Impala, Hot Thoughts brings the beloved Austin band, led by original members Britt Daniel on vocals and multiple instruments and Jim Eno on drums, into new territory, with touches of funk, disco, and Bowie on tunes including “Can I Sit Next to You” and “I Ain’t the One,” while “Us” brings in some spacey jazz, only fitting for a band named for a 1972 song by Krautrock pioneers Can. Spoon — which also features Rob Pope, Alex Fischel, and Gerardo Larios on guitars and keyboards, will be playing the Pavilion at Panorama at 5:55 on July 28; you can see the full Friday schedule below.