Built to Spill

Built to Spill and Doomtree complimentary contrasts at Project Pabst

The after came before. Project Pabst’s Denver edition kicked off Friday night with six "after shows" preceding the main festival on Saturday. The biggest ticket of Friday night had Summit Music Hall hosting Built to Spill, a band whose best work was arguably found on albums like “Perfect from Now On” and “Keep It Like a Secret” from the late ‘90s.

Built to Spill, Doomtree among Project Pabst night shows

[caption id="attachment_21411" align="aligncenter" width="576"] Idaho rock: Built to Spill last night at the Gothic Theatre. Photo by Morgan Varon, denverpost.com/reverb.[/caption] On May 20 and 21, Project Pabst will bring Nathaniel Rateliff and the Nightsweats, Courtney Barnett, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires and more to RiNo for Denver's first annual iteration of the beer-sponsored music festival.

Photo essay: Built to Spill @ the Gothic Theatre

[caption id="attachment_20197" align="alignleft" width="495" caption="Idaho rock: Built to Spill last night at the Gothic Theatre. Photo by Morgan Varon, denverpost.com/reverb."][/caption] Although Built to Spill's most recent album, "There Is No Enemy," took three-and-a-half years to complete, lead singer Doug Martsch met his audience's expectations at the Gothic Theatre last night with many favorites from some of their earlier works.

Live review: Kings of Leon @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

[caption id="attachment_18242" align="alignnone" width="495" caption="Fans braved rain and unfamiliar songs to see Kings of Leon on Tuesday in Greenwood Village. Photo by Brian Carney, denverpost.com/reverb."][/caption] Back in the days of monkey bars, swings, four square, tether ball and chasing girls on the playground, I was once imparted these wise words from a fellow disheveled-haired, dirty-faced fifth grader: “Always tell the pretty ones that they’re smart, and always tell the smart ones they’re pretty.” That was, apparently, the golden rule for getting the girl.