Sunday, June 8, 2008

Built to Spill Charitable Beer

Saturday night I went to the Finnegan's Sham Rock outdoor show over by the Cabooze. If you're not aware, Finnegan's is a local brewery that is also a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Good beer for a good cause, what could be better!

Built to Spill
was the headliner and the only other time I saw the was down at SXSW 4 or 5 years ago. They're a great band and played a fantastic set of their 5-12 minute soaring 3-piece guitar rock jams. Best band ever from Idaho, perhaps.

Playing before them was local bar band Ol' Yeller who came up with the highlight of the day when, for their last song, they called out the Brian Boru [Bag]Pipe Band who joined them onstage for a beautiful version of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top (if You Wanna Rock 'n Roll)" with bagpipes!

We were planning on heading home at 10pm when Built to Spill ended, but learned that local rock band Chooglin was playing later at the Cabooze. I have heard a lot of positive things about this band and have been wanting to check them out, so we stuck around. Chooglin delivered extremely well in a very one track way. They were a balls to the wall 7-piece rock band playing at 110% for the entire show, with little or no variation. I thought they were great, but Mikko had a good point that they didn't vary their style at all. If they're gonna stick around and continue to be appreciated I think they'll have to broaden their musical stylings a bit. Reminded me a bit of the Supersuckers, actually, one of my favorite bands.

So it was a good night all around, though we missed the last train by about 2 minutes and ended up cabbing it home.


mikko said...

BTS setlist (from a message board)

1. Traces (You in Reverse)
2. In The Morning (There's Nothing Wrong With Love)
3. Strange (Ancient Melodies of the Future)
4. The Plan (Keep It Like A Secret)
5. Gone (You in Reverse)
6. (new song?)
7. Wherever You Go (You in Reverse)
8. Distopian Dream Girl (There's Nothing Wrong With Love)
9. Stab (There's Nothing Wrong With Love)
10. Nowhere Nothin' Fuckup
11. (new song?)
12. Else (Keep It Like A Secret)
13. You Were Right (Keep It Like A Secret)
14. Carry The Zero (Keep It Like A Secret)

Encore: Randy Described Eternity (Perfect From Now On.... obviously saving most of these album cuts for the fall PFNO tour)

mikko said...


Stab was the highlight for me... which means I need to consider purchasing "There's Nothing Wrong With Love"

Anonymous said...

Built to spill! I haven't heard them in probably....8 years? Sounds great. :)