Built to Spill + Hop Along + Alex G

Music , Rock and indie Brooklyn Bowl , Williamsburg Wednesday October 5 2016
1 Love It
Save it
Built to Spill + Hop Along + Alex G
Photograph: Stephen Gere
Built to Spill

Built to Spill fans who miss the instant gratification of, say, the blissful call-and-response breakdown of “Carry the Zero” from 1999’s Keep It Like a Secret will rejoice at the band's recent LP Untethered Moon. The record moves on from the meandering, stoner jamming of BTS's last full-length, 2009's There Is No Enemy, turning to direct hooky melodies and revived energy, for more of the epic-yet-intimate plaintive indie rock that marked its excellent beginnings. In the opening set, Frances Quinlan tests the limits of her voice in heartrending, thrilling pop-punk combo Hop Along, and buzzy youngster Alex G—who recently appeared on Frank Ocean's Endless—airs his pleasantly demented psyche-stylings.

Venue name: Brooklyn Bowl
Address: 61 Wythe Ave
Cross street: at North 12th St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 6pm–2am; Sat, Sun noon–2am
Transport: Subway: L to Bedford Ave
Price: Sept 16 $25; Oct 5 $30
1 person listening