Built To Spill are coming to Pittsburgh’s Mr. Smalls – 11/11

 Built To Spill, one of the most endearing and enduring bands of our generation, have announced a string of fall headlining tour dates. In addition to touring the U.S., the band is currently writing songs for their next Warner Bros. Records release some time next year.

 

Vocalist/guitarist Doug Martsch, guitarists Brett Netson and Jim Roth, drummer Steve Gere and bassist Jason Albertini have been on the road all year touring throughout North America. They also performed at the Sub Pop Silver Jubilee show in Seattle and at the Rock for Oklahoma City benefit concert on July 23rd.

 

Built to Spill released its most recent album There Is No Enemy in October 2009. It was the band’s first album since 2006’sYou In Reverse. Previous studio albums include 2001’s Ancient Melodies of the Future, 1999’s Keep It Like A Secret, and their major-label debut, 1997’s Perfect From Now On. In 2013 Built to Spill remain an influential force in compositionally intelligent, lyrically thoughtful, melodic, guitar-centric rock music.

 

 

Built to Spill’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

 

10/16     Salt Lake City, UT             Kilby Court*

10/17     Denver, CO                       Bluebird Theater*

10/18     Omaha, NE                      The Waiting Room**

10/19    Lawrence, KS                    The Bottleneck**

10/20     St. Louis, MO                   The Firebird**

10/21     Bloomington, IL                 The Castle Theatre*

10/22     Newport, KY                     Southgate House*

10/23     Asheville, NC                    The Orange Peel*

10/24     Atlanta, GA                       Variety Playhouse*

10/25     Jacksonville, FL                 Free Bird Live*

10/26     Orlando, FL                       Beacham Theater*

10/27     Ft. Lauderdale, FL             Culture Room*

10/28     Gainesville, FL                   High Dive*

10/29     Charleston, SC                  The Music Farm*

10/30     Carrboro, NC                     Cat’s Cradle*

10/31     Richmond, VA                   The Canal Club*

11/01     Washington, DC                9:30 Club*

11/02     Philadelphia, PA                Union Transfer***

11/03     Lancaster, PA                    Chameleon Club+

11/05    Hamden, CT                       Spaceland Ballroom***

11/06     Pawtucket, RI                    The Met***

11/07     NewYork , NY                    Irving Plaza***

11/08     Boston, MA                       Paradise Rock Club++

11/09     Ithaca, NY                         State Theater***

11/10     Buffalo, NY                        The Town Ballroom***

11/11     Millvale, PA                        Mr. Smalls Theatre***

11/12     Cleveland Heights, OH       Grog Shop***

11/13    Detroit, MI                          St. Andrews Hall***

11/14     Chicago, IL                        Metro***

11/15     Milwaukee, WI                   Turner Hall Ballroom***

11/16     Madison, WI                      Barrymore Theatre***

11/17     Minneapolis, MN                First Avenue***

11/18     Iowa City, IA                       Blue Moose Tap House*

11/20     Little Rock, AR                   The Rev Room*

11/21     Dallas, TX                          Granada Theater*

11/22     Houston, TX                       Fitzgerald’s*

11/23     Austin, TX                          Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre*

11/24     El Paso, TX                        Tricky Falls*

11/25     Tucson, AZ                         Club Congress+++

11/26     Las Vegas, NV                    Vinyl*

11/27     Salt Lake City, UT               Urban Lounge*

 

*with Slam Dunk and Genders

**with Lee Ranaldo & The Dust

***Slam Dunk and The Warm Hair

 

+with Slam Dunk, The Warm Hair, and Crosss

++with Slam Dunk, The Warm Hair, and Parasol

+++with Slam Dunk, Genders, and Lenguas Largas

Can’t Dance premiere new single “Trust Issues” on PGHMUSICMAG

Can’t Dance, previously known as Like Noise, is a three-piece “Indie-Rock” band based out of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.  Drawing influences from such great acts as: Pavement, Built to Spill, Dismemberment Plan, and Cloud Nothings, the band has gained a strong guitar-driven 90’s Alternative sound; using youthful imagery in lyrics and crunchy guitar riffs to drive energetic song structures.

http://bantermm.com/tracks/CantDance-TrustIssues.mp3

These guys sound like they could have easily come out of Athens, Georgia in the eighties, but they have an edge that bites and a buzz that lingers truer to a dreamy landscape. ” (A. Welding, EIC Pittsburgh Music Magazine)

 
     Can’t Dance formed in early 2011, using a cabin in backwoods redneck western Pennsylvania as a practice space. The music has evolved rapidly and the band has grown a lot as a whole. While the band members may be young they are constantly writing and rehearsing new material; always looking to the future, determined to make something truly great. Can’t Dance is comprised of: Garrett McKee- Guitar/Vocals, Jordan Gorsuch- Guitar/Vocals, Kidd Kovach – Drums/Money
 
    Can’t Dance, while unsigned, is due to release their 7-track debut EP “Comfortably Dumb” on June 11th. With this EP the band aspires to increase their fan base through live performance in surrounding cities, along with various online promotions thanks to Banter Media Management!
 
“These Like Noise kids from ‘Johnstown’ might be lacking in the production department, but they got spunk. 90’s style spunk.” – Marc Z. Gold, Gold Soundz Blog
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Riot Fest and Carnival Chicago in September Promises Big Acts

After a landmark year in 2011, the eighth annual RIOT FEST–the music festival which celebrates rock, indie, punk and underground artists from every era–is expanding for the first-time ever into an outdoor music event and carnival in 2012. The RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL will feature a wide mix of artists ranging from Gaslight Anthem, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Built To Spill, AWOLNATION, Gogol Bordello, Frank Turner, Coheed and Cambria, Less Than Jake and many more. It’s set for Friday, September 14, Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 in Chicago on the beautiful grounds of Humboldt Park which boasts rolling fields, pavilions, tall trees, picturesque gardens a lake and lagoons with a majestic view of the Chicago skyline.

Promoters are encouraging fans not to miss out by unveiling the majority of the diverse line-up for 2012 and offering an early-bird 2-Day pass for $36.00, plus surcharges for a limited time. 3-day passes begin at $90.00 and include all shows at Humboldt Park, Congress Theater and after-parties. VIP passes are available for $155.00 and include private stage-viewing areas, a sectioned off VIP area in the park with a private bar and drink tickets. Tickets are available at http://www.riotfest.org.

RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL is expanding to its new location Humboldt Park–which is flanked by a handful of hip neighborhoods including Wicker Park and the Division Street corridor–in order to accommodate a large carnival atmosphere featuring three main music stages, thrilling rides, games, vendors and gourmet food trucks thoughtfully arranged on the gorgeous park grounds with stunning views of downtown Chicago for an enjoyable experience. With temperatures averaging around a perfect 75°F/24°C, September is one of Chicago’s most popular months for travelers from all over the world.

A wide array of confirmed talent is on tap for RIOT FEST & CARNIVAL, including RISE AGAINST, IGGY & THE STOOGES, ELVIS COSTELLO, THE OFFSPRING, A DAY TO REMEMBER, COHEED AND CAMBRIA, DESCENDENTS, GOGOL BORDELLO, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, DROPKICK MURPHYS, NOFX, THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, ALKALINE TRIO, AWOLNATION, THE PROMISE RING, GWAR, AUGUST BURNS RED, FRANK TURNER, BUILT TO SPILL, LESS THAN JAKE, REVEREND HORTON HEAT, FISHBONE, NOBUNNY, A WILHELM SCREAM, SCREAMING FEMALES, TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS, DEALS GONE BAD, WHITE MYSTERY, LARRY AND HIS FLASK, THE STORY SO FAR, JAPANTHER; and the first show for a reunited CHIODOS (original line-up) as well as a reunion for SLAPSTICK.

More acts and events will be announced in the coming weeks leading up to the festival.