Built To Spill
Slam Dunk, The Warm Hair
17 Irving Place
East 15th St. and Irving Place
New York, NY, 10003
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Built To Spill
Three and a half years in the making, the efforts of writing and recording THERE IS NO ENEMY led Built to Spill founder Doug Martsch to wonder whether this would be the last album he ever makes. As his wife, I watched him work, pouring hour after hour , day after day into writing. Song lyrics were labored over then thrown in the trash, guitar parts revised again (and again). A musician and artist like Doug edits far more than he keeps.
For over twenty years, Doug Martsch has been writing and recording music. Built to Spill members Brett Nelson (bass), Scott Plouf (drums) Jim Roth (guitar), and Brett Netson (guitar) have all been musicians for two decades. That adds up to more than a century. Doug's strong aesthetic combines with the band members' mix of approaches to create an aural topography. Doug sets course and navigates. Each member of Built to Spill comes to the music with a different set of expectations and ideals.
With the complexity and variety of music they have created, Built to Spill endeavors to make songs interesting to themselves and their audience. They hope that the band will remain special and that people will discover the music for themselves. Year after year, new fans show up. Just like the band members, listeners come to the music with expectations and ideals. They make up their own ideas about the songs.
Slam Dunk's format of catchy sing-a-longs and genre-busting breakdowns, built without a theme, will induce a cosmic and slobbering attendance to any dance hall booked. They will show up late, play short sets, eat your food, and sleep in your bed. Nothing but fun will come of it, and you will wake up throbbing weeks after, jonesin' for another round of THE DUNK!