T3eth @ The Vagabond Miami, FL July 8, 2011 t3eth: Brian Butler drew us during our set in Miami

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/

Little Dragon and Roosevelt drawn at SXSW Brooklyn Vegan Showcase at Red 7.  2014

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 …

Show Drawn x Trifecta Editions

This collaboration with Trifecta Editions will be available in person at Double Vision: concert art this Friday at Swampspace in Miami, FL, and simultaneously released online at trifectaeditions.com

Double Vision: concert art show

Friday, February 28th, 2014 7-11pm Swampspace 150 NE 41 Street Miami, FL A joint exhibition of drawings and photos taken throughout Miami’s music scenes. Featuring: Brian Butler Jaime Salazar Special live performance by Nixa Testokra Presented by SWAMPSPACE with special thanks to Sweat Records and Gramps “Double Vision” is a collection of artwork made at concerts in Miami and throughout Florida. Photographer Jaime Salazar and illustrator Brian Butler consider the concert their workplace. To them, the music hall is an improvised studio, a home to unpredictable muses, capable spilling beer, randomly vomiting, or stage diving directly into you. These are …

Dirty Beaches, Dum Dum Girls, Boy Friend, Love Inks drawn at Impose Magazine’s Austin Imposition 2011 at the Longbranch. Austin TX