Built To Spill to make first Milwaukee appearance in three years Nov. 15 at Turner Hall
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If not for Built To Spill leader Doug Martsch’s catchy, concise rock songs and wistful croon, the indie-rock saturation of the past decade or so may never have happened. But it did, and we’re probably the better for it. On its most recent album, 2009’s There Is No Enemy, the band expands on its already expansive sound, but adds elements of crystalline pop to the usual beard-and-flannel grind. Those moments might explain Enemy’s immediate follow-up, a lark of an EP that retrofits old BTS cuts as synth-pop numbers and makes anagrams of their titles (thus “Else” becomes “Eels”).
Martsch and company are now scheduled to make their first Milwaukee appearance in three years Friday, November 15 at Turner Hall. General admission tickets are $20, and go on sale Friday, July 26 at noon.