Built to Spill, Prism Bitch, Itchy Kitty
Thursday May 5, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL's Hal Horowitz Recommends: Since 1983, Boise, Idaho’s Doug Martsh has been cranking out a series of ever more edgy blues and darkly rocking albums featuring his twisty, terse guitar style backed by throbbing bass and drums. Frequent comparisons to Dinosaur Jr. and Crazy Horse don’t quite capture the threesome’s prog/blues/rock adequately, but no other band sounds like them. A recent tribute album to the subversive outsider folkie Daniel Johnston, who they also backed on tour, shows just how idiosyncratic Built to Spill gets. — HH
From the venue:Built to Spill is Doug Martsch, Melanie Radford, and Teresa Esguerra.