Langhorne Slim (early all-ages patio show)
The Builders & the Butchers / Tiny Tuxedo
Related lawrence.com band pages
Langhorne Slim is a Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter with an eclectic catalog spanning busker folk, old-school blues and country. He's captivating enough with shrill voice and acoustic guitar, but he goes the extra mile and shares the gas bills with an upright bassist and a drummer. "I wanna make peoples' heads explode with good feelings," Langhorne told Daytrotter.com. "I would like to move people and be moved." The Builders and the Butchers are a barnstorming group of folkies who stomp so hard they just might bring down the rafters. Presenting a distinctly Gringo take on El DÃ-a de los Muertos themes, the group purveys jolly Ninth Ward folk tunes with macabre lyrics and street-performer instrumentation (pieces of which they've been known to pass out to audience members). Comparisons to the Decemberists are inevitable since they kick it Portland-style, but these West Coasters are a bit more ragged around the edges.Tiny Tuxedo is a rowdy band of locals who stir up a mighty fine hootenanny with acoustic guitar, upright bass, pump organ and drums.
Langhorne at SXSW 2008: