199714_352530841496961_1347616823_nBen Butter has played in a wide variety of musical projects over the years — everything from country to metal and whatever lies in between. When he started performing as a solo artist, he claimed it was “to expunge some clinging dark bits and slime off my soul.” More than a year has passed, and apparently the Bukowski-tinged songwriter still has some scraping off to do because his folk act De Se endures. Maybe not so good for his psyche, but good for small-stage audiences lucky enough to catch him spinning tales about all sorts of trouble and troublemakers.

11:45pm Fri 5/1 | Lake Avenue Restaurant