A summer night colliding with sprawling guitars means hot, sweaty, rockin' fun. Combine said collision with you-know-'em-you-love-'em Built to Spill and you're reliving a late-'90s July night, sitting around the fireside drinking beer with your best friends "Car" and "I Would Hurt a Fly." Continuing their tour on last year's great There Is No Enemy, Doug Martsch and the boys of Built to Spill bust out the epic guitaring, beard swinging, and all-around indie rock history-making. Meanwhile Sam Coomes, Janet Weiss, and Joanna Bolme of Quasi open up the summer sweat-off with much rockage from their hot-shit album American Gong (not to be confused with their 2003 album Hot Shit!). Remember to hydrate for this one, y'all. You might want to carb load too, for maximum dancing energy. COURTNEY FERGUSON
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