So, like, I’m checking out the Spoonfed Tribe webpage and thinking that they sorta resemble The Flaming Lips without the dark undercurrents, third-wave feminist inferences or Steven Drozd’s immensely American pop ear, but you’ll have to check the band out for yourself to be sure. They’ll be playing at Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW) on Friday, Jan. 15. Spoonfed Tribe has a jam band vibe lugubriously mixed up with prog rock conceits and a rocked out attitude that includes stage names like Egg Nebula, KABooM and Jerome 57. Plus, they’re from Tejas, dig? That might lead one to think Butthole Surfers, but no dude, Gibby wouldn’t approve. But what Spoonfed Tribe lacks in mean-spirited wit, they more than make up for with a funky-bright optimism further clarified by fine playing. Local rocanrollers Merican Slang, a band with a stealthy saxophone situation, open. For a mere seven dollars and a valid 21+ ID you can be witness to one of the most interesting live acts in the rock universe. The show commences at 9pm; just remember though, a spoonful weighs a ton.