Built to SpillCrescent BallroomMay 7, 2013 Built to Spill is something of an anomaly. Part grunge, part punk, part indie-rock quirkiness, the band encompasses all these elements without completely embracing any one for too long. That's what made Built to Spill's Crescent Ballroom show so appealing ... More >>
One of the bands you can see this week around Phoenix has a famous song called "A Praise Chorus." Another of the bands you can see this week titled the first song of their first album "Penis." See which one of those bands is Jimmy Eat World after the jump!
Built To Spill Marquee Theatre, Tempe Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Built To Spill's Tuesday show at Marquee Theatre was one for the die-hards. While the hips kids paid upwards of $100 to watch Damon Albarn's Gorillaz cartoon/art-rap spectacular down the theater formerly known as Dodge, a crustier s ... More >>
Kings of LeonFinally playing on a stage befitting their status as one of the best rock bands of the past 15-20 years, Built to Spill put on an excellent show at Cricket Pavilion Saturday night, and, as a bonus, they even brought along some plucky, young, Southern rock upstarts from Nashville to c ... More >>
I'm not generally a fan of angular haircuts or leering, dramatic promo photos, but in the case of a band like Portland-via-Omaha-via-Saint Joseph band The Prids, it's easy to push at that superficial stuff to the side and just focus on the goods: smart, guitar-driven pop music, with sexy boy-gir ... More >>
Up on the Sun is counting down the days until the unveiling of music editor Martin Cizmar's personal Best of 2009 list with some other lists from Phoenix New Times' stable of excellent freelancers. Today we bring you a list from Mike R. Meyer, a New Times contributor, wannabe musician, video game en ... More >>
There Is No Enemy
We can't tell you Built to Spill is coming to Phoenix yet -- but we're very hopeful we will be soon. Doug Martsch's gloriously jammy indie rock outfit has announced their fall dates and is scheduled to play Tucson on October 28. The critically-lauded group has three open dates (October 29 an ... More >>
There is something new under the (Silver)sun
Built to Spill front man Doug Martsch on playing basketball, watching television, and getting poked in the eyeball
How long will the Marquee Theatre be a royal pain?
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch is a guitar hero for a generation not interested in 'em
For years, Calvin Johnson has loomed enormously over the Northwestern rock scene. Now, he's powerfully going solo with What Was Me.
Now You Know (Warner Bros.)
Built to Spill's Doug Martsch might claim to be an amateur on the six-string, but don't let him fool you
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
Built to Spill leader Doug Martsch may be a modest family man, but his fans can't resist putting him on a pedestal
The members of Modest Mouse make brilliant music, but they'd rather not talk about it
New Jade Tree compilation explores the underground phenomenon of the late, great Cap'n Jazz
Recovering from a badly produced debut, the Promise Ring finally delivers the goods