Posted in music | pictures on October 16, 2009

photos by Chloe Rice

Built to Spill

Built to Spill, just days after the release of their seventh LP There Is No Enemy, stopped by Cambridge for a three night run at The Middle East Downstairs last weekend. After seventeen years and a handful of different lineups, songwriter Doug Martsch is still at the helm, looking aged but adjusted. The "well-groomed" five-piece took the stage on Sunday, warmed up after two nights in the same venue, opening with a powerful version of "You Were Right," a tune from 1999's Keep it Like a Secret. The song pulled the audience back and forth through a dynamic maze, always climaxing with Martsch's accusation, "you were wrong/when you said/everything's gonna be alright." The song benefited from the controlled layering of three guitars. Most notably, guitarist Brett Netson's overdriven leads cut through the mix at times to reveal a deeper counterpoint against Martsch's riffing. [The MIT Tech]

Built To Spill played the last of four NYC performances in a row last night at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (10/15). After the show they appeared on Letterman. The pictures in this post are from the third show which was also at Music Hall (10/14). Pictures from the second show, which was at Webster Hall, are HERE. First night's setlist is HERE. The other three setlists, more pictures from the third night, and the Letterman video, below...

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Webter Hall - 10/13
Nowhere Nothing Fuckup
Time Trap
Stab
Center of the Universe
Untrustable
Hindsight
You Were Right
Else
Planting Seeds
Kicked It In The Sun
Big Dipper
Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
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Oh Yeah
Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss
Going Against Your Mind

MHOW - 10/14
11:08pm
Three Years Ago Today
In The Morning
Strange
Life's A Dream
Distopian Dream Girl
Done
Wherever You Go
Nowhere Lullaby
In Your Mind
Planting Seeds
Alarmed
Carry The Zero
12:21am

12:24am
Randy Described Eternity
Car
Goin' Against Your Mind (8 minutes)
12:40pm

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MHOW 10/15
Liar
Stab
Time Trap
Hindsight (into Jam)
Kicked It In The Sun
Virginia Reel Around the Fountain
Done
Sidewalk
You Were Right
Big Dipper
Untrustable

Encore
The Weather
Car
Conventional Wisdom

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Comments (8)

Anyone tell me how the BTS/DinoJr. shows are?

Seems like Houston DJr. is headlining while in Austin BTSpill is headling?????
Gracias

Posted by TXn | October 16, 2009 4:23 PM

martsch is so hot in a muppet kind of way stoner jim henson

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 5:50 PM

MEHlt meh Spmehl

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 6:18 PM

doug looks like he's a homeless man with parkinson's when he sings

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 1:46 PM

i wish i was there.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2009 2:48 PM

cleveage

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2009 12:31 AM

asobi seksu's singer looks hot.

Posted by دليل | March 26, 2010 12:48 PM

Anyone tell me how the BTS/DinoJr. shows are?

Seems like Houston DJr. is headlining while in Austin BTSpill is headling?????
Gracias

Posted by Blackwell | January 23, 2013 7:27 PM

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