BUILT TO SPILL + THE AFGHAN WHIGS @ THE WILTERN THEATRE

May 12th, 2018 | Photos

Photos by Leslie Kalohi

Two indie rock powerhouses came together for a joint headlining stop at the Wiltern.

First up was the dark, heavy sounds of Afghan Whigs . Led by Greg Dulli’s intense, growling vocals, Afghan Whigs launched into song after song, including a host of covers in the bands 75 minute set. A massive wall of guitar, accentuated with melodic violin and keyboards, thrilled fans in attendance.

Built to Spill closed out the night with a fuzzy, stripped down set and Doug Martsch’s trademark, reedy voice.

Afghan Whigs Setlist:
Arabian Heights
Matamoros
Debonair
Light as a Feather
Oriole
Toy Automatic
There’s No Way Out of Here (David Gilmour cover)
Heaven on Their Minds (Andrew Lloyd Webber cover)
Somethin’ Hot
The Lottery
Going to Town (slight return)
Demon in Profile
The Killer (The Twilight Singers cover)
John the Baptist
My Enemy
Into the Floor / Boys of Summer (Don Henley cover)

Built to Spill Setlist:
Goin’ Against Your Mind
The Plan
In the Morning
C.R.E.B.
Strange
Three Years Ago Today
On the Way
I Would Hurt a Fly
Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders cover)
Reasons
Carry the Zero

Encore:
Broken Chairs