Built to Spill with Lee Ranaldo & the Dust – Critic’s Pick

Built to Spill
7:30 p.m. October 20 @ The Firebird

w/ Lee Renaldo and the Dust, Slam Dunk – Built to Spill usually spends its summer playing headlining spots at major music festivals like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork, but this Sunday it brings its big, professional indie rock to the Firebird. Though probably not adjusted to playing under such a tiny roof, the Boise band’s crowd-winning songs will impress in any location. Opening up the show is another big name: Lee Ranaldo and the Dust. Ranaldo’s solid solo work after the breakup of his career-defining band has earned him a reputation as the George Harrison of Sonic Youth. Like Harrison, Ranaldo’s solo music is reflective yet experimental. On his latest release, Last Night on Earth, he maintains his signature sound — beautifully warm songs with an undercurrent of teetering uneasiness — and builds on it with layers of avant noise-pop.

— By Jaime Lees

Link: Riverfront Times