Built To Spill – Keep It Like A Secret Tour
Prism Bitch, And And And
Built To Spill
Built to Spill were one of the most popular indie rock acts of the ’90s, finding the middle ground between postmodern, Pavement-style pop and the loose, spacious jamming of Neil Young. From the outset, the band was a vehicle for singer/songwriter/guitarist Doug Martsch, who revived the concept of the indie guitar hero just as Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis — another important influence — was beginning to fade from the limelight. On record, Martsch the arranger crafted intricate, artfully knotted tangles of guitar; in concert, his rough-edged soloing heroics earned Built to Spill a reputation as an exciting and unpredictable live act.
Much like Pavement, Martsch’s compositions were filled with fractured song structures and melodies, often veering abruptly into new sections with little attention to continuity or traditional form. (In fact, the difficulty of Martsch’s songs helped force him to abandon his original intention of working with many different lineups, since the twists and turns were difficult to master.) His lyrics had all the loopy wit and pop culture references of many a ’90s slacker icon, but Martsch changed things up with a genuine wistfulness borrowed from Mascis’ and Young’s more introspective moments. Unlike Pavement, Built to Spill were never hailed as rock’s next great hope; they were neither as revolutionary nor as eclectic, and their music — with its winding instrumental passages and less immediate construction — required more effort to absorb. Instead, they remained even more firmly underground, where their unorthodox approach enjoyed tremendous support from the indie faithful and allowed them to stay together and keep releasing records more than two decades after they began.
Prism Bitch is a hard rock band that beamed down in 2016 in the dust and wind of New Mexico. The group started as a four piece and asexually reproduced an additional member in 2017, resulting in a 5 piece mix of heavy guitar/keyboard layers blended with pop hooks/melodies/harmonies and occasional total noise freakouts – often compared to The Pixies and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. From humble beginnings in punk rock coffeehouse open mics to nominations in the Weekly Alibi’s “Best of Burque” music awards for 2017 and 2018. (nods included for Best New Band, Best Party Band, and Best Stage Presence), Prism Bitch has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Built to Spill, Treepeople, Shonen Knife, and Le Butcherettes. The band has taken their performances from the famed L.A.’s Whiskey A-Go-Go to Boise’s Treefort Music Festival and will soon release a 5 song EP recorded with engineer Toshi Kasai (known for his work with The Melvins, Big Business, Foo Fighters and Dave Matthews Band). Prism Bitch has a reputation for wild and performative shows, professionalism and friendship.
And And And
Isn’t it strange that most bios are written by the people they are about? While this is not lost on And And And, they can’t seem to present themselves flatteringly. They are screwed as a band because they suck at: bios, social media, money, and fashion. They continually shoot themselves in the feet and have been stumbling around the west coast for far longer than is appropriate at their age