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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It's Happening Tonight!

Posted by Alison Hallett on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM

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BUTCH BUILDERS—It's been awhile since the Builders and the Butchers performed an intimate show around these parts, thanks to their massively growing popularity, but tonight you can relive the magic of the olden days as the raucous band takes part in the Great Northwest Music Tour of McMenamins venues. EAC
w/Pancake Breakfast; Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale, 6 pm, FREE, all ages

GREAT VIEUX
—Slinging guitar licks somewhere between reggae, rock, and blues with a frenetic, twangy afrobeat ferocity, Vieux Farka Touré offers highly danceable tunes that'll make you sweat like you're in the West Sahara. PAC
Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, 8 pm, $15, all ages

Okay, yeah, that stuff sounds pretty good—but everyone is saving themselves for tomorrow night, right? We can put all that awkward vagina talk behind us?

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