Built To Spill

Genre: Alternative, American Indie Rock
Similar to: Modest Mouse, Pixies, The Shins

In Boise Idaho in 1992, Built To Spill was formed. They wanted to find out what their music sounded like, so they locked themselves in Doug Martsch’s garage. Guitarist and vocalist Doug Martsch, guitarist and bassist Brett Nelson, drummer Scott Plouf, and guitarist Jim Roth, without a tentative conclusion or even a hypothesis began to experiment. With the complexity and variety of music they have created, Built to Spill endeavors to make songs interesting to themselves and their audience. Their collaborative efforts lasted seasons and yielded dozens of hours of ADAT tape. The album, There is No Enemy, documents the newest branch of Built To Spills chaotic, yet elegant evolution.

Slam Dunk

Genre: Alternative
Similar to: Born Empty, Umbrella Tree, Dawson Wells

In the summer of 2009, a group of five Victoria-based friends set out to form a band that would incorporate everything they adored in a classic pop hook, but invoked with something more cathartic, brash and chaotic. That band would later be known as one of the West Coast's most revered live acts, Slam Dunk. Described as the “E-Street band on Crack”, Slam Dunk's live shows command people to lose their sh*t to a blend of shout-along choruses and twisting fuzz-guitar melodies. In the summer of 2010, the band took their live show on the road in both Canada and the U.S. following the release of, what Beatroute Magazine cited as it's “7 inch release of the year”, their EP, Only Fun. This EP granted the band chart positions on campus radio stations across Canada, generous reviews in many widely read publications and blogs, and supporting slots for such notable acts as Les Savy Fav, Wavves, and Japandroids. With the help of Vancouver producer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain, New Pornographers), Slam Dunk were able to capture the energy of their live performances on the recent full-length album, The Shivers. Once again, Jordan Minkoff (vocals/guitar), Duncan McConnell (vocals/guitar/piano), Caitlin Gallupe (vocals/bass) and Luke Postl (Drums) will be embarking on a journey to show off the brilliance of their new work and engage new fans along the way.

Genders

Genre: Rock and Roll, Electronic
Similar to: Point Line Plane, Starring, Robust Worlds

Genders is a four-piece casual rock and roll band from Portland, OR. Finding a balance between shredding your clothes of and weeping softly in the corner, Genders’ performance will move you…be it physically or emotionally. Their current self-titled EP has been topping out the airplay charts at OPB music; and after a wildly successful spring 2013 tour, playing Treefort Music Fest opening for Built to Spill, Genders continues on, full speed ahead. Genders is furiously working on their full-length album, due in the fall of 2013. After which, Genders will embark on an expansive west coast tour in support of their album. Genders is comprised of Stephen Leisy on guitar, Matt Hall on bass, Katherine Paul on drums, and Maggie Morris on guitar and vocals.

$20.00 - $22.00

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Note: 21+ Full Venue Access / Under 21 Unaccompanied Minors: Balcony Only / +$1 UnderAge Fee will be charged at the door (not included in ticket price)

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Built To Spill with Slam Dunk, Genders

Monday, October 21 · Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM at The Castle Theatre