Blitzen Trapper

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

For more than a decade, Portland, Ore.’s Blitzen Trapper has been a benchmark for fans of guitar-based American music. They fuse power pop, kaleidoscopic psych, lo-fi and country-rock in varying proportions, resulting in a catalog that sounds like the lost works of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Beck Hansen. With 2011’s American Goldwing, the Trappers began upping the quotient of old, dark country music in the mix. Forthcoming album VII (due Oct. 1) sends the group further down that dusty gravel road. Along the way, they encounter characters who may not have wanted to be found, and secrets that may have best remained lost, all described in turns of phrase that suggest chief songwriter Eric Earley earned a diploma from the Townes Van Zandt School of Songwriting. Support comes courtesy of Phox, continuing the trend of exciting exports from America’s Dairyland — in February, the Madison, Wis., septet dropped the Confetti EP, a whirlwind of kitchen-sink pop anchored by Monica Martin’s breezy and soulful vocals.

—STEPHEN TRAGESER

Mon, Sep 23 | 9:00 PM (8:00 Door)
The Mercy Lounge
$14 ADV / $16 DOS
18 and over
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Blitzen Trapper

Portland OR  |  Rock & Roll



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