701 1st Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Category: Bars and Clubs
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
The guys in Built to Spill don't need to write any more albums. They've already earned their place in indie-rock heaven. After records like Keep It Like a Secret and Perfect From Now On, you could make the argument that Built to Spill distilled jangling guitar anthems into a perfect equation: layers of virtuoso strumming plus wistful melodies plus knowing winks to music history equals bliss. Frontman Doug Martsch might as well be the patron saint of bearded rock nerds, and seeing him jam with his band in a live setting might leave you thinking that you really did see that halo. That kind of religious experience is well worth the price of admission. With Helvetia and Sister Crayon. 18+, $20, 7:30 p.m. 701 First Ave. N., Minneapolis; 612.332.1775.
Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m., 2012