Red Bull Sound Clash: Viva Voce & The Builders and The Butchers + Win Tickets | October 1

This is a pretty sweet way to experience both first Thursday and the start of October. We have three pairs of VIP tickets to give away as well. Information on how to win at the end of this post.

From Red Bull


Unique, Interactive Experience Features Two Portland Bands In "Musical Conversation" Performance

WHAT: Red Bull Sound Clash — a totally unique clash of sounds, styles and creativity, where two bands don't battle each other, but instead collaborate to create an innovative live music performance. The Red Bull Sound Clash experience features two bands with different music styles (e.g. Folk vs. Rock) facing off on two stages positioned on opposite ends of the venue with the audience in the middle. In a series of four rounds, the bands perform various tasks – some rehearsed, some improvised – to showcase the array of their musical abilities. The audience participates in the back-and-forth exploration between the bands by judging each round.

The Portland event will feature bands "Viva Voce" and "The Builders and The Butchers" and will mark the forth U.S. Red Bull Sound Clash appearance (the first three featured pairings of bands Allison and Rabanes, Nico Vega and Crash Kings, and The Roots and Antibalas. For more information, check out

WHO: Portland based bands: Viva Voce and The Butchers and The Builders

Viva Voce — An American indie rock band based in Portland, Oregon, Viva Voce was formed by Kevin Robinson and Anita Robinson. Their music draws on several influences including psychedelic rock, classic rock, folk, and R&B.

The Builders and The Butchers — formed in Portland in the mid-2000s with a hybrid sound of folk, country, and twangy roots rock, the band features front man Ryan Sollee, bassist Alex Ellis, organist/percussionist Ray Rude, drummer Paul Seely, and mandolin/banjo player Harvey Tumbleson. The band is often referred to as Portland's gothic folk rock ambassadors.

WHERE: Crystal Ballroom

1332 W Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209-2612
(503) 225-0047

WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2009
Doors open at 7pm

Ages: 18 and over

Tickets $10 – available at Crystal Ballroom and online at

Win VIP Tickets: We have three pairs of tickets to give out to this event which includes pre-event reception and open bar in Lola's room & access to balcony for the show. Just comment on this post to win. We will draw winners Thursday @ 3PM and email you.

BENEFIT: $2 from each ticket sold will go to Ethos Music Center

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38 Responses to Red Bull Sound Clash: Viva Voce & The Builders and The Butchers + Win Tickets | October 1

  1. Elissa Gavette September 30, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    I heard a rumor there will be another band making a surprise appearance as well!

  2. dougcoleman September 30, 2009 at 11:52 am #

    Oh wow, a “sound clash” sounds awesome. I would love to win VIP tickets and take my wife out on Thursday night.

  3. Nicole Ramsey September 30, 2009 at 11:53 am #

    This is going to be a great event, the bands are awesome, concept interesting and it all benefits Ethos Music center which has amazing teachers who need our support.

  4. Jon Hopkins September 30, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    I’d love to take get hooked up with some VIP tickets for this event. The Builders and The Butchers have a great sound!

  5. dougcoleman September 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    No doubt Nicole, Ethos Music center is doing great things in our community and they need our support. I hope the Crystal Ballroom is packed Thursday!

  6. Erik Stanfill September 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    sounds fun.

  7. Stephi September 30, 2009 at 1:30 pm #

    Hook me up, this sounds sweet!

  8. Sarah September 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm #

    This sounds like so much fun – I love The Builders and The Butchers!

  9. buffalo dave September 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    I hope this sounds good, as I hope to be there, hook it up!

  10. Andrea September 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    Would love love love these passes! Love the bands, the beer the venue. Just so much love here :)

  11. stina6195 September 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm #

    Yes please!

  12. Rocky September 30, 2009 at 3:20 pm #

    I am a huge fan of the builders and butchers!

  13. jade September 30, 2009 at 11:34 pm #

    i’d just like to start out by saying that red bull is awesome…

    haha. love to get these tix!

  14. AmyMae Tuininga October 1, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    FACE OFF! Love it.

  15. CarmillaH October 1, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    I love Viva Voce – Anita rocks. Looking forward to this show.

  16. Liz October 1, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    meeeee! never seen the builders and LOVE them!!

  17. stephen October 1, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    hook me up? i love viva voce!

  18. Daniel October 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm #

    Nice post! I hope I’m not too late for the drawing!

  19. Becca October 1, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Would love to see this!!!

  20. Brynn October 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm #

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah! I’m so excited! I super wanna go!

  21. nick littlejohn October 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm #

    I really want to go. I flew in flugtag one year with myfriend that is Elvis’ cousin. Rad!

  22. rach October 1, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    pick me! pick me! i want to get them for my roomie

  23. geoffrey October 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm #

    these bands do not [email protected] around.

  24. meganc October 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm #

    Wow, 2 of my favs! This sounds awesome!

  25. Court October 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm #

    Oooooo! Pick me!

  26. Brindy October 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    Hmmm…. Sounds very interesting. Totally want to hear this.

  27. amanda martin-tully October 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Viva Voce! Oh man, I love them. I was in their music video, From The Devil Himself!!

  28. matthew October 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    I love tickets!!
    I love builders and butchers!!

  29. Dusty October 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm #

    Pick me!

  30. Robert Wessel October 1, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Sounds like an epic clash. Let you take me there!

  31. Mark Bauser October 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    Uno mas ticket, por favor!

  32. Adrian October 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm #

    Am I too late?

  33. Susan October 1, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    me! me! me!

    • Susan October 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm #

      oh, fine print = winner drawn at 3:00 pm….too late for me!

  34. Matt Shoobridge October 1, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Sounds fun!

  35. Katie October 1, 2009 at 7:44 pm #

    oooh I would love to win some VIP tickets! B & B shall win.

  36. Jacob October 1, 2009 at 8:47 pm #

    Cut and construct, I like to build things, but really like to slash and smash them more. Soooo, you know I would really like to go. Please?

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