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Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009

Built to Spill

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.

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Along with Pavement, Built to Spill was one of the most important indie-rock bands of the ’90s and laid the groundwork for bands like Death Cab for Cutie, The Shins and Modest Mouse with a string of masterful guitar-pop albums. This decade has seen the Boise, Idaho, band’s studio productivity slow to a crawl as the group honed its chops on the road, jamming new life into its existing songbook, but next month the band releases its latest album, There Is No Enemy, which balances short and sweet autumnal pop songs with heavier, more brooding jams, most of which should kill live.