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Built to Spill played four NYC shows (pictures from Music Hall & all setlists) & Letterman (video)

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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