show recap: built to spill/fauxbois
  • THURSDAY, JULY 29, 2010

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Irving Plaza hosted Built To Spill last night, in what was undoubtably a nostalgic night for most of the attendees, and for some, a night of discovery. BoS has inspired countless derivatives, probably including well-matched opener Fauxbois, who played a great set and probably gained a respectable amount of new fans.

Despite being fifteen years younger, the bubbly opening crew played a short set to a pleasant crowd. The chilly Midwestern disposition (Fauxbois hail from Idaho) certainly crept out in bits and pieces, adding an emotive quality to an already engaging bit of music. With a slightly higher, untrained voice lead singer Brian Mayer took the band to a spacey, melodic, and sometimes noisy sound in most of their songs. The place where most BoS fans tend to dwell, so the room was definitely into it.

Catch Fauxbois on one of their later dates with BoS. -joe puglisi

Fauxbois Tour Dates
Jul 29 - Crazy Donkey w/ Built to Spill - Farmingdale, New York
Jul 30 - Cameo GALLERY - Brooklyn, New York
Jul 31 - Fauxbois w/ tba - Boston, MA
Aug 1 - Mr. Smalls w/ Built to Spill - Millvale, PA
Aug 4 - The Wellfleet Beachcomber w/ Built to Spill - Wellfleet, MA
Aug 6 - Stone Pony w/ Built to Spill - Asbury Park, New Jersey
Aug 8 - The Orange Peel w/ Built to Spill - Asheville, NC


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Pictures:Fauxbois at Irving Plaza
Pictures:Built To Spill at Irving Plaza
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