Win Tickets ($60): Built to Spill @ Revolution Hall | w/ Braided Waves & Anchorbaby

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Built to Spill @ Revolution Hall on November 25. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed November 21.


From our sponsors:
Built to Spill
November 25, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | 21+
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Built to Spill is an indie rock band based in Boise, Idaho, United States. The band is best known for its catchy guitar hooks and the unique voice of frontman Doug Martsch.

Former Treepeople frontman Doug Martsch formed Built to Spill in 1992 with Brett Netson and Ralf Youtz as the band’s original members. In an interview with Spin magazine, Martsch stated that he intended to change the band’s lineup for every album, with Martsch being the only permanent member. After the band’s first album, Ultimate Alternative Wavers (1993), the lineup changing idea held true, as both Netson and Youtz were replaced by Brett Nelson (not Netson) and Andy Capps for 1994’s There’s Nothing Wrong With Love. A compilation album called The Normal Years, consisting of recordings by both the first and second trios, was released in 1996. Between recording albums in 1995, the band gained notoriety by playing on the Lollapalooza tour.

Martsch signed Built To Spill to the Warner Brothers label in 1995. Unlike many artists signed to major labels, however, the deal the band brokered with Warner allowed it to retain a large degree of creative control over future albums. Built to Spill produced its first major label release in 1997 with Perfect From Now On. By this time, the band consisted of Martsch, Nelson, Netson, and Scott Plouf. Perfect From Now On met with critical success and caused Built To Spill to become one of the United States’ most recognizable indie rock bands. Before releasing another album, Martsch made Nelson and Plouf permanent members of the band. In 1999, the band released Keep It Like a Secret to continued critical success, and for the first time, significant commercial success. In response to fan requests, the Live album was released in 2000. The band’s fifth studio album, Ancient Melodies of the Future, was released in 2001. Martsch also released Now You Know, a solo album with both blues and folk elements, in 2002. After 2002, Warner Bros. records signed the band to another album.

Built To Spill did not tour as a band in 2002 although Doug Martsch performed numerous solo concerts in support of his solo album. From 2003 to 2005, Built To Spill toured extensively with over 150 live performances, playing new songs live as early as 2004. In 2004, the band confirmed rumors that they had recorded another studio album in Portland, OR, titled You In Reverse. The album was not released in 2005 due to difficulties associated with the use of a new recording facility, inefficiencies associated with self-producing the album and time constraints. You In Reverse, the first studio album in five years, was released on April 11, 2006. The band’s official lineup for the album featured Martsch, Nelson, Plouf, and Jim Roth, who was formerly a touring guitarist only. Former band member Brett Netson provided guitar work on several songs, Quasi’s Sam Coomes provided keyboard work and Steve Lobdell, the owner of the Portland studio, plays on almost every song for the album including guitar, piano, vibes and percussion. Netson rejoined Built To Spill as an official member in 2006 after touring with the band in 2005.

The band announced an April/May 2006 tour in February 2006 in support of the new album. In late March 2006, however, frontman Doug Martsch suffered a detached retina that required surgery, causing the band to cancel its appearance at the South by Southwest music festival and postpone several of their tour dates. The band rescheduled the April and May tour dates in the fall, but most June dates on the West were not postponed. At their June 3, 2006 show, their first of the 2006 tour, Built to Spill played four unreleased songs that were not included on You In Reverse. This show also included the dedication of the song “Car” to former band member Andy Capps who had passed away a few weeks earlier that would continue throughout the tour.

In July 2007, Built To Spill released a new 12″ vinyl single with two reggae-esque tracks, “They Got Away” and “Re-Arrange”. According to Doug Martsch, BTS is not becoming a reggae band, they just “love to play it”.

In 2009 Nelson replayed and recorded one song off of each full length Built To Spill album in “”New Wave circa 1982” style with analogue synthesizers and a drum machine having Martsch resing all of the songs and released it July 2010 through CDBABY,Itunes and Junketboy as The Electronic Anthology Project.Nelson’s son (Nicholas) did the art/layout with the titles reworked as anagrams by his wife (Stephanie) he plans on future projects under the same moniker redoing other bands music.




  1. Justin F on November 1, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I love Built to Spill such an amazing jam band. I remember when I first listened to them ‘you in reverse’ such an amazing album. Hooked from there on out. I’d absolutely love to win these tickets!!

  2. Kyle Jones on November 1, 2022 at 12:21 pm

    Dang, I would love to win tickets to this show. Built to Spill is my partner’s favorite band.

  3. Cory on November 1, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Dream of it

  4. Bob on November 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Listened to them a long time. Never seen in person.

  5. Robert on November 1, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Was so bummed to have missed them at the farm last summer. Would love to go to this show at my favorite venue and on my birthday week!

  6. Hunter M on November 1, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Great band that always puts on a great show!

  7. Iz on November 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    Looking forward to this show to celebrate my daughter’s 22nd! bday.

  8. Kensie on November 1, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Would love to see Built to Spill is such an intimate venue!

  9. Amber on November 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Nothing in the world brings me more joy than a Built to Spill show! Pick me!

  10. Doug on November 2, 2022 at 9:10 am

    We would love to see Marsch & Co!!

  11. Brad on November 3, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Bring those 90s back! I still got my baggy jeans with the holes in them. The flannel that’s every shade of brown. I’ll be that guy in the back of the room in Vans playing hacky sack bopping to “Big Dipper”

    Grunge fo Life!

  12. Jenn on November 3, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    this would be so much fun!

  13. Franny on November 3, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    Would love to see em live!!!

  14. Alan on November 4, 2022 at 8:29 am

    I would love to see BtS live!

  15. Sheena on November 4, 2022 at 9:36 am

    Love built to spill. Please pick me.

  16. Brig on November 4, 2022 at 10:44 am

    I have never seen them before. I would like to.

  17. Kevin McE on November 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    I’d love to experience Built to Spill! They are the original BTS in my heart ❤️

  18. Dave G. on November 7, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I’d like to check out this new line-up with Doug Martsch…

  19. Brandee Dudzic on November 8, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    I love Built to Spill! I discovered their music in 2018 (I know, sooooo late!) and I have so much concert catching-up to do! <3

  20. Brian on November 8, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Could this be my chicken dinner? Win.rar

  21. Jen on November 8, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    I love Built to Spill!

  22. Kaeli Plaks on November 8, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    My boyfriend LOVES built to spill. I would love to be able to win tickets to go to this with him 🙂

  23. Sabrina on November 8, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    I’d love to see Built to Spill, they are one of my husband’s favorite bands!

  24. Scott Pierce on November 9, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    I love Built to Spill

  25. Robert Gronotte on November 9, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Love BTS, please pick me!

  26. Carol Trekas on November 12, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Would Love to hear them.

  27. Elise on November 14, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    I would absolutely love to see Doug play again! It’s been a long time

  28. Sam on November 15, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    I love when the sound enters my body and does things to me tho, too.

  29. RMH on November 15, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    Pick me!!

  30. Amy W on November 15, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Would love to surprise my partner with these tickets

  31. Bob on November 16, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Would be a dream come true!

  32. Dan on November 16, 2022 at 10:03 am

    I’d love to see them live. Been on my bucket list.

  33. Zachary Swigart on November 17, 2022 at 4:31 pm

    Haven’t seen them for twenty years, would love to check them out again

  34. Heather on November 19, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    I really do want to see movies of my dreams!!!!

  35. leonard on November 21, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    would love hearing them

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