Built to last
Boise, Idaho's band, Built to Spill, are coming up on 20 years of working together, and they aren't slowing down. Led by bearded guitar hero Doug Martsch, the group has kept a loyal following, and, along with bands like Dinosaur Jr., formed something of a link between 1990s alt-rock and the indie rock of today. Any fan of Band of Horses or My Morning Jacket will appreciate Martsch's densely rocking guitar suites, and you can even hear a bit of the Shins or Death Cab for Cutie in his plaintive way with a melody and wobbly Neil-Young-ish croon. BTS hasn't put out a record since 2009, but here's hoping they'll play a career spanning set that dips into classics like 1997's Perfect From Now On and 2001's Ancient Melodies of the Future. Doors 7pm, $20.
Mickey Finn's Pub, 602 Lagrange St. 419-246-3466. www.mickeyfinnspub.com. —MD