Music from Portland That I Enjoyed in 2009

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

To paraphrase what I wrote in my 2009 Best of.. List a few days ago, “here’s a list of Portland artists that I spent the most time with in 2009. This is not meant to be a ranked list..” Portland never ceases to delight, with fresh new music popping up every month or so. Here’s [...]

Pampelmoose New Music Hour on WOXY Show 9

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

The Decemberists Week number 9 of the Pampelmoose New Music Hour radio show on This week we feature cuts from Portland bands, in fact the whole hour is dedicated to Portland’s rich music scene. You’ll hear The Decemberists, The Builders and The Butchers, Loch Lomond, Mirah, Menomena, The Thermals, Starfucker and more. The show [...]

New MP3s to Kick Off Your Week

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

I haven’t had a ton of time lately to dig through the incoming MP3 pile but here’s a few that caught my attention. At least this will tide you over until Tuesday when I deliver an hour of Portland music for the Pampelmoose New Music Hour which includes new tracks from The Builders and The [...]

Album Review: The Builders And The Butchers – Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well (Gigantic)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The trouble for any band that has built their reputation on fiery live performances is how best to capture that energy and intensity in the studio. Most end up opting for post-production atmospherics (see: The Arcade Fire). Others simply set up microphones and let ‘er rip. In the case of Salvation is a Deep Dark [...]

The Builders and The Butchers Video from Sasquatch 09

Monday, May 25th, 2009

The Builders and The Butchers Plus a Cast of Thousands at Sasquatch 09 from Dave Allen on Vimeo.

The Builders and The Butchers on tour

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Portland’s The Builders and The Butchers head out tonight on tour. Here’s the dates America, and there’s a MP3 below. The Builders and The Butchers – When It Rains 9/10: Hi Dive, Denver, CO 9/11: Jackpot, Lawrence, KS 9/12: Off Broadway, St Louis, MO 9/13: Mojo’s, Columbia, MO* 9/14: Bluebird, Bloomington, IN* 9/15: Schubas, Chicago, [...]

the decemberists chris funk produces the builders and the butchers

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Via Local Cut.