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PHOTOS: Built to Spill / Hop Along at the Cat's Cradle - 9/22/2016

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Built To Spill





Hop Along




Built to Spill / Hop Along at the Cat's Cradle - 9/22/2016

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Built to Spill
with Hop Along
Cat's Cradle
9/22/2016
It's a pretty simple - if Built to Spill comes to town, I go.  It doesn't even require any thought, the ticket just gets bought the second I see them available for sale.  God knows how many times I've seen them at this point, but I never leave one of their gigs disappointed.  I'm not sure if it's the first time I've seen the band as a trio, but it's definitely been a long time - since the early days when Scott Plouf and Brett Nelson first started playing with Doug Martsch, back when his plan was to have a different rhythm section every record (this didn't last long).  These days it's the pair of young dudes that have been touring with him the last few times Built to Spill came to town, and they do a fine job.  I did miss (occasional touring guitarist/Caustic Resin founder/all around rad dude) Brett Netson's added guitar playing though - luckily, if anyone can hold down all of the …

PHOTOS: Hopscotch 2016, Day Three in downtown Raleigh - 9/10/2016

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Vince Staples, City Plaza







Sylvan Esso, City Plaza










Maiden Radio, Fletcher Opera Theater