Pitchfork Music Festival in pictures

Show Drawn went to Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago alongside photographer Jaime Salazar, on behalf of Willow Wood Music. For the complete scoop, peep the recap in it’s original state on willowwoodmusic.com … The small Dutch-looking building suspended over Chicago’s busy Ashland Avenue breathes swarms of twenty-somethings into the sidewalk below. The crowd is buzzing, comparing artist schedules, and calculating which record tables to pillage. This scene will reoccur twice more before the weekend is over. The scale of the Pitchfork Music Festival is manageable. Upon entering, patrons are met with the dueling Red and Green main stages. I breeze …

Bonnaroo in pictures

Show Drawn was lucky enough to attend Bonnaroo Music Festival alongside filmmaker, Jesse Weos. It was an amazing weekend, incomparable to any other festival we had ever attended. Great vibes, great music, great road trip. Also peep The Weeks, who are the music on the video.

SXSW in Pictures

SXSW was amazing and overwhelming. This year I tag-teamed with good friend Nick Zegel to cover as much ground as possible. Here’s a collection of pics to supplement the shows I documented in my sketchbook. Nick took most of these, Matt Reamer took the one of Lee from Trash Talk flying by my head, and I took a couple too. Special thanks to Andrew Kelly, Eric Schoeborn, Tammy Le, Bent Shapes, and Loroto crew for the hospitality

Myspace SXSW interview

I had the pleasure of meeting Austin native Andy O’Conner at SXSW this year. Specifically, after having my mind-blown by Gnaw‘s performance. His interest in my concert drawing sparked a conversation that blossomed into the following interview. Thanks Andy! https://myspace.com/discover/trending/2014/03/17/brian-butler-sketches-bands-at-sxsw/

Double Vision Recap

This past weekend marked the opening of me and Jaime Salazar‘s concert art exhibit Double Vision. The event was remarkable. We had a full house for our performances by Nixa and Testokra, and Greg Alvarez provided music between sets. I’m grateful to Emile and Sweat Records for providing the sound. Gramps pop up bar kept everyone merry, serving Stolen Rum cocktails. Thanks to all who came. I’m really looking forward to making another load of concert drawings to hold another one! For this show, I collaged and tiled photocopies of my sketchbook concert drawings, like wallpaper, across a thirty foot …