[APOCALYPTIC FOLK] The Builders and the Butchers’ fifth
album is largely influenced by the postapocalyptic literature of Cormac
McCarthy, and it shows: Western Medicine is just as cheerless as T
Be warned, this could be the end for two of Portland's finest, Viva Voce and the Builders and the Butchers. Both bands are so hyped up about their Sound Clash at the Crystal Ballroom tonight, that they're threatening retirement when the dust has settled. I headed down to rehearsals yesterday to see how this whole shindig's going to work. With two stages and four rounds, ably compared by supreme ...
When listening to local raucous Americana group the Builders and the Butchers, I can imagine doing lots of things. Yelling. Stomping. Spazzing out. Taking whiskey shots. But never in my wildest dreams would I conceive an entire choreographed belly dance to a song called "When It Rains," because, well, that's not something you'd want to see me doing (I retired from belly dancing in 2005, and it's hard ...