Stream The Week

A playlist-assisted guide to the week's best concerts for Jan. 7-13


Want to see some live music? Below, you'll find our picks for the best concerts coming through Portland this week, along with a Spotify playlist of representative songs from each artist. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 7 Brandon Conway, ALTO! [IMPROV OUT] Portland’s Creative Music Guild may have moved its innovative Outset Series to a new venue, but hasn’t left behind its devotion to edgy sounds. Guitarist Brandon ...   More
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 by Matthew Singer

Album Review: The Builders and the Butchers

Western Medicine (Badman)

Album Reviews
[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   More
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Sound Clash Preview: Nude Yoga, Pyrotechnics, and Face Tattoos

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 ...   More
Thursday, October 1, 2009 Jenny Booth

Belly Dancing + the Builders and the Butchers = YouTube Gold

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 ...   More
Thursday, June 24, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER


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