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Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Nov. 15, 2013

Whereas many of Built to Spill's slacker-rock contemporaries broke up nearly a generation ago, frontman Doug Martsch and company have soldiered on heartily for more than two decades, putting out s
07.22.2013 | | Posted at 09:40 AM

With a new lineup

By Shepherd Express Staff
Indie-rock veterans Built to Spill will return to the Turner Hall Ballroom on Friday, November 15, the venue announced this morning. They last played the ballroom in 2010, when they were touring behind their latest album, 2009's There is No Enemy. The band had been fairly quiet in the years since, taking a rare break from the road before announcing a new lineup this year. Longtime drummer Scott Pl...
Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009

Tonight @ Turner Hall Ballroom, 8 p.m.

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...
07.27.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Pabst/Riverside/Turner Hall conglomerate announced a flood of upcoming concerts this morning, including performances from Lucinda Williams, Puter Mulvey, Colbie Caillat, Ingrid Michaelson and Built to Spill, who headline the Turner Hall Ballroom on Sunday, Sept. 27. One of the most beloved alternative rock bands of the '90s, Built to Spill has evolved into one of today's finest live bands, wea...
03.06.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
The Pitchfork Music Festival (July 17-19, Chicago's Union Park) has announced this year's first batch of headliners, and they're pretty impressive: Friday Built to Spill The Jesus Lizard Yo La Tengo Tortoise Saturday The National Pharoahe Monch The Pains of Being Pure at Heart Sunday Grizzly Bear The Walkmen Vivian ...
02.19.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Digging through Atomic Records' close-out stock Tuesday evening I stumbled upon this little nugget filed under Built to Spill: Unoriginal Artists by the Boise Cover Band, a Doug Martsch side project from 2003. No, I hadn't heard of them either, and that struck me as odd. How could the lead singer of Built to Spill have released a full album without me knowing about it? Doesn't the Internet exist t...
04.24.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Buoyed by wonderful weather and excellent live music line-ups, Saturday�s Record Store Day promotion drove considerable traffic to Atomic Records and Exclusive Records, and from what I�ve read online, the response was similarly encouraging in other cities. Hopefully the organizers will follow through on the promise and make this an annual event. The special releases were pretty great, t...

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