"This is from our first record-release show. I remember being so amazed that we actually sold 20 records at the show. It was a really incredible night. Valentines was full of buddies, and we could barely hear ourselves over the singing along. This show was a culmination of a ton of work to finish our first record and was before we had gone on tour. At the end of the show, we took the crowd outside and then into Voodoo Doughnut, and immediately got kicked out. It's really crazy to think of how much downtown and Portland in general has changed since this night. This was one of our last (mostly) unplugged shows at a venue, and I really miss shows like this." — Singer-guitarist Ryan Sollee.
SEE IT: The Builders and the Butchers celebrate their 10th anniversary at Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water Ave., with Hillstomp, on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30-31. 10 pm. $13. 21+.