Assembling an impressive crew of friends & collaborators, the Portland duo releases the 14-track, Battle Hymns to raise money for Planned Parenthood, The ACLU, & 350.org
Built to Spill puts on an amazing set, the festival lineup is announced and some expected local musicians appear as secret special guest performers.
BUILT TO SPILL City Arts Fest 2011 The Moore Theatre Seattle, Wa 10.21.11 I first heard Built to Spill from across the hall in the dorms. When I lived in the dorms, I tried to keep myself off the radar. The natural manner that my floor mates had with group dynamics made it clear that […]
CITY ARTS FEST 2011 OCTOBER 20-22 (buy tix) These days, the festival format is pretty much dominating the live music industry. Not only is it a reflection of a financial necessity to redirect focus on the performance element in an age where recorded material is pirated to such a degree that “consumers” actually expect the […]
I spent a good part of this morning unsuccessfully looking for an old black & white Halo Benders promotional photo from the mid 1990s. I’ve been working the same type of hustle that I am now for half of my life and, when I was in high school, I spent the majority of my focus […]
Exciting and heart breaking, and original, yet familiar; Built to Spill’s new album is everything that I had hoped that it would be. There is No Enemy is comprised of eleven tracks which were recorded over a span of three years. I have to admit that, when you love a band as much as […]
15 years ago, a Boise, Idaho music compilation entitled Rotating Tongues was released. Much like Seattle‘s infamous Deep Six grunge compilation, which was reissued that same year, 1994′s Idaho counterpart worked as a definitive representation of the unique musical climate and artists in the Boise area during that time. The album featured artists like The […]
The sun finally arrived in Seattle. On Friday, May 29th, I was laying on my couch, most likely in my drawls, and staring, head tilted, at my computer screen. Neck sweat was accumulating under my beard; grimy and thick, like it was mixed with fruit pectin. Nothing was happening, and it was the nicest day […]