For the guy widely known for putting "slacker-rock" on the musical map, former Pavement front man Stephen Malkmus sure stays busy. His current band, The Jicks -- which formed in 2000, immediately after the demise of '90s indie-rock gods Pavement -- has now released more albums together than the band ... More >>
Built to Spill Fitzgerald's November 22, 2013 As Friday's temperatures plunged into the low 40s, Fitzgerald's provided some welcome warmth. Thanks to a packed-in sold-out crowd awaiting beloved Boise rockers Built to Spill, the room grew steamy in no time. Before the band began playing, front man ... More >>
Built to Spill Fitzgerald's, November 22 After years of staying away, Built to Spill seems to have decided that it likes playing Houston after all. We've lost count, but Friday will be at least the third time Doug Martsch's laid-back guitar army will have been here since their most recent album, Th ... More >>
Built to Spill Fitzgerald's March 12, 2012 After an interview last week with Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch, we noted how humble the rocker was. Modest, even. Our observation was upheld Monday night, as Martsch and his bearded band walked onstage, setting up their own gear before their sold ... More >>
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch is the most laid-back guy around, except when talking about basketball.
Jason WolterEditor's Pick: I am so sick of complaining about Houston crowds, ill-behaved as they are, but I will say to whoever decided it would be funny to take Bobby Bare Jr.'s glasses off the stage at Hayes Carll's Warehouse show Tuesday night and put them on: That was not cool. Neph Bas ... More >>
Photos by Matthew KeeverAaron Lewis Verizon Wireless Theater November 1, 2010 As Aaron Lewis walked out onto the stage at Verizon Wireless Theater last night, he was met with a roar of applause - audience members stood from their seats, cheering and carrying on, while Lewis smiled, waved and ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterBuilt to Spill House of Blues October 21, 2010 While Thursday's chatty House of Blues crowd mingled and awaited Built to Spill's 10 p.m. set time, most hardly noticed that the band was already strolling the stage, casually setting up their own gear. Such nonchalance may ... More >>
Built to Spill regains 90s form on new album.
Photos by Jody Perry Fans in the crowd at Warehouse Live's Dinosaur Jr. show Friday night should have known what was in store for them when J Mascis' roadies began setting up his equipment. Six amps for a single guitar player. If you thought the show was loud, imaging standing three feet in front ... More >>
"Cactus Music 2nd Anniversary Party" With The Flamin' Hellcats, DJ Joey McKeel: Fri., Oct. 30, 7 p.m. Cactus Music and Video. Arthur Yoria, Colin Lake: Wed., Oct. 28. Warehouse Live. Delbert McClinton: Sat., Dec. 26. Verizon Wireless Theater. Dir En Grey: Mon., Nov. 2. Warehouse Live. "ArrowFest ... More >>
Built to Spill and the Decemberists offer alternate takes on alt-rock
The blues is back -- rawer and louder (and punker) than ever
Idaho's Built to Spill survives the indie-to-major metamorphosis with its street cred intact