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It is an odd phenomenon that ex-punk rockers sometimes make great roots musicians. The Builders and the Butchers may not make pretty crossover folk pop like Ryan Adams or the Avett Brothers, but since frontman and erstwhile punk brat Ryan Sollee emerged from the cocoon of Portland’s folk scene, the Builders and the Butchers have managed to parlay what began as a series of ad-hoc sessions into a legit touring act. The band brings its noisy, Gothic Americana to H Street tonight. Fans of the Decemberists, Blitzen Trapper, and the macabre, take note:
Details after the jump:
THE BUILDERS AND THE BUTCHERS w/ RX BANDITS and ZECHS MARQUISE @ ROCK & ROLL HOTEL (Map), Doors: 7 p.m., $15