The Builders and the Butchers / Ample Branches
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- Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, 9 p.m.
- The Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Mass., Lawrence
- Cost: $5 - $6
- Age limit: 18+
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.