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The Builders & The Butchers, Quiet Life and Turbo Perfecto


Hawthorne Theatre (map) Southeast
Fri., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. 2012 21+


Tonight marks a new era for the Hawthorne Theatre. The Southeast club has always been something of a mixed blessing on Portland's live music scene, ever since it took over the generous room that used to be Conan's Pub. The all-ages venue was a boon to underage showgoers, hosting the kind of punk-pop and metal shows that often couldn't be found elsewhere in town. But seeing a show there also held its own frustrations—like the barricade that bisected the front of the room from the back, the sickeningly green proscenium arch, the thuddy sound, the tiny bathrooms. Mike Thrasher, one of the most prolific and consistent promoters in Portland, bought out his co-owner and now solely runs the space, which has undergone renovations and significant improvements in lighting and sound. Holding down the grand reopening tonight are the Builders and the Butchers, who've gone from busking on the street to headlining big rooms, and will no doubt ring in the refurbished space with an abundance of energy. NED LANNAMANN

Hawthorne Theatre

1507 SE Cesar E. Chavez, Portland, OR 97214

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  • Fri., Feb. 3, 7 p.m. 2012
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