For over twenty years, Doug Martsch has been writing and recording music as Built To Spill. The project has a fresh head of steam heading into 2013 with a new rhythm section featuring Martsch's longtime friends Jason Albertini (bass) and Steve Gere (drums) joining forces with Jim Roth (guitar), Brett Netson (guitar) and Martsch (guitar, vocals). Their first tour as this new lineup is traversing the NW in early February.
We're excited that some of that fresh energy is being spent at Treefort Music Fest again this year, and this time Martsch and BTS have helped curate three unique nights of music at new Treefort venue the El Korah Shrine Center (all ages). The building has deep roots in historic Boise and seemed a fitting place for BTS to highlight some of their roots.
On Friday, March 22nd, Built To Spill will play their first album Ultimate Alternative Wavers in its entirety for the first time ever to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release. They will be joined by friends Quasi, Scarf, and The Apostrophes who will all open the show. Followed by live rock band karaoke hosted by Karaoke From Hell (based out of Portland and will play into the wee hours after each BTS show at Treefort).
On Saturday, March 23rd, Built To Spill will play a mix of songs off of their six other albums. Lenguas Largas, Genders, and Dark Swallows will all open, Karaoke From Hell to follow BTS.
On the final night of the festival, Sunday, March 24th, Built To Spill will play an entire set of cover songs. Camper Van Beethoven, The Hand, Tommy Dirtweed will open along with some potential Treefort-related surprises, Karaoke From Hell after BTS.