Posted in books | music | pictures on November 17, 2011

words & photos by Chris La Putt

Butch Walkter in Brooklyn
Butch Walker and the Black Widows

"Well, I left the town of sinners, redneck priests and meth lab stalls
To find myself a few more just like me
The option's pretty skinny and the order's pretty tall
To swim the hippest waters in the sea

Somewhere in the sticky city, driving back and forth
I found myself a squat in Williamsburg
Nobody seemed the same sincerely this could be a curse
But everyone's the same with different shirts"

Former Marvelous 3 lead singer Butch Walker peformed at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month (10/25), "3 Kids in Brooklyn" included (the song quoted above)., in support of his recent album The Spade. Butch is known for his many pop star connections, so I guess it wasn't a complete surprise that Pink showed up and did a duet with him at his Williamsburg show (like she has done in the past). Not as cool as Mastodon's Brent Hinds jamming with him on 10/7 in Atlanta, but much crazier considering the size and location of the venue and the size of the special guest's fame. Videos of both are below.

Members of Butch's backing band, the Black Widows, opened the Brooklyn show, as did Shovels and Rope (who have shared bills with Jason Isbell and the Felice Brothers in NYC over the past year). Pictures of the whole Brooklyn show are in this post.

Earlier that day Butch was on Leonard Lopate's show on WNYC discussing his new book Drinking with Strangers: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt which is about his life as a musician and record producer. You can listen to the segment below. Want to ask Butch a question about it? The Daily Swarm is collecting questions for an upcoming Butch interview.

Pictures, videos, and Butch's WNYC interview, below...

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Butch joined them during their set...

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Butch Walker and the Black Widows (note: members of the Black Widows played before Shovels and Rope as short openers)

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Pink joined Butch Walker during "Here Comes the Heartache"

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Butch Walker LIVE "Here Comes The Heartache" w/ Pink Music Hall Of Williamsburg

Butch Walker and The Black Widows/Brent Hinds-Sucker Punch

WNYC Interview


Butch Walker - 3 Kids in Brooklyn - Music Hall... by brooklynvegan

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Comments (19)

Does anyone really take Butch Walker seriously? Singing with Pink...barf

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2011 9:01 PM

what the fuck is this?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2011 9:03 PM

Hey Shovels and Rope, you're not really hillbilly truckers, but you know how to shop like one. Nice disingenuous costumes!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2011 9:53 PM

9:01, I do and a lot of people do. Great songwriter, self-aware and doesn't take himself too seriously. Enjoy listening to your forgettable "indie" rock, I guess.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 12:09 AM

Butch is a tattoo artist on Bedford right?

Nah Im just kidding. Great satire guys with that Pink impersonator.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 3:43 AM

Butch Walker fuckin' rocks! A real fucking musician that can PLAY and write SONGS. Not a freakin' haircut douchebag style-over-content hipster dickhead.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 7:01 AM

omg williamsburg squat! omg this city gives me the bluuues! hip kids make me drink and play honky tonk!


this is music for dudes who work at ad agencies

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 8:26 AM

Why is this TOP 40 bullshit on BV? C'mon boys, lets not branch out too much.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 9:29 AM

I'm with yous, 12:09 and 7:01. Butch Walker is a guy that doesn't get talked about often enough.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 9:38 AM

Oh come on guys, you should be flattered - "The 3 Kids in Brooklyn" is about *you*.

Posted by Sue Donnam | November 18, 2011 9:58 AM

dude can jump

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 10:02 AM

FRAN!!!!! BRENT!!!! Atlanta guitar godz represent!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 10:15 AM

BORING

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 11:28 AM

alt country is the punk rock retirement home

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2011 1:05 PM

I Have listen to butch walker for years I love how his music evolves and Doesn't always sound the same. His music Grows with him. So step off people! Plus He is also a producer which is awesome who know he has probably produced something u listen to! One last thing he writes his own music which is a lot more then most artist can say these days!

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2012 6:27 PM

boring so much

Posted by oyunfinal | March 13, 2012 6:19 AM

I love punk ! My favorite band.

Posted by jocuri barbi | April 28, 2012 3:54 AM

looks like a lot of fun

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 4:46 PM

Awesome, I love those videos.

Posted by lan | August 22, 2013 9:54 PM

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