This time next week, this godforsaken election will be over, and we'll either be breathing sighs of relief or hyperventilating into paper bags. Until then, most of us will simply be sitting in nervous anticipation, like we're in the posthumous waiting room from Beetlejuice, waiting to discover our longterm fate.
But at least the end is in sight. To celebrate that fact, indie-rock guitar heroes Built to Spill are playing a just-announced party at Holocene this Sunday optimistically titled Make America Nice Again. There's some wishful thinking in that sentiment—the stains of this nasty election will linger for a long time even if we're saved from a Trumpian future—but hey, it's the thought that counts.
Sam Coomes of Quasi, the OK Chorale and comedians comedians Andie Main, Barbara Holm, Caitlin Weierhauser, Mohanad Elshieky and David Wester. The Lovebomb Go-Go Marching Band will also lead a procession to the election drop box across the street from the club, so bring your ballot if you haven't already sent it off.
The event is 18+. A small number of advance tickets go on sale today at 6 pm. The rest will be available at the door for $10. All proceeds go to the Gateway Center.
Obviously, any chance to see Built to Spill in such a tiny venue is an opportunity worth taking. But even beyond that, it'll be a great excuse to step away from watching cable news 'round the clock and obsessively searching for fresh polling information.