Built to Spill

Like all great bands, you know Built to Spill within seconds of hearing them. The great Idaho concern creates music as sprawling, soaring, and wonky as the Western U.S. territory they call home. Their latest album, There Is No Enemy, offers up some of their most muscular and anthemic work balanced with some truly lovely balladry. “Aisle 13” shoots for the sky much the same as “The Plan” did on Keep It Like A Secret, with Doug Martsch’s aimless guitar solo lagging perfectly behind the beat (Martsch is a master of I’ll-get-there-when-I-get-there detachment). Overall, they sound familiar and well-worn, which is a good thing when it comes to Built to Spill. After all, since Martsch & Co. practically invented their own musical language for the modern West, they have every right to keep speaking it. With Disco Doom, Finn Riggins. All ages. Friday show sold out. BRIAN J. BARR

Thu., Nov. 19, 8 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 20, 8 p.m., 2009

 
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