Thursday, November 07, 2013

Show Preview: Blitzen Trapper @ Porter's Pub Saturday November 9, 2013

Blitzen Trapper
Portland based indie folk rock band Blitzen Trapper are returning to San Diego this Saturday for a show at the all ages Porter's Pub on the UCSD campus. For those uninitiated with the band, folk, americana, alt-country and indie rock are all styles found in their music. Formed back in 2000, Blitzen Trapper recently released their seventh full length album, appropriately titled VII. This marks the group's first release on Vagrant Records. The songs really are mostly what we have come to expect, and there is nothing wrong with that. Being together as a band for over ten years is quite an accomplishment in itself. Putting out consistent quality music is something else Blitzen Trapper can be proud of. Led by singer/guitarist/songwriter Eric Earley, the band currently performs as a quintet. Because it is difficult to pigeonhole their multifaceted style, there is no mistaking their sound. When this band wants to kick it up a notch, they can compete with almost anybody. This sort of makes me wonder (and wish) they would do this more frequently. This is music that gets you moving, whether in the form of stomping your feet or clapping your hands.

Alialujah Choir, also from Portland, set the stage. Tickets for the show can be purchased here.

Listen to Ever Loved Once by Blitzen Trapper below. (courtesy SoundCloud)

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