Blitzen Trapper

Pickathon Announces 2012 Stage Schedule

Pickathon, happening August 3rd through the 5th at Pendarvis Farm near Portland, Oregon, is a mere month and change away! As always, the schedule is fully loaded with the spirit and charm that help make Pickathon unique.

Just Announced: The Head and the Heart @ Boulder Theater

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present The Head and the Heart with Blitzen Trapper & Bryan John Appleby at the Boulder Theater on Sunday, September 23rd, 2012.  Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 16th , 2012 at 10:00 am for $25.00 in advance and $27.50 day of show.

Wakarusa: 2012 | Day 2 on Mulberry Mountain

My day began a bit late on Friday. I would like to say it’s because I found a basket of kittens and was completely distracted...or that I was showering or something like that. But no...I got a late start because the moment I got to Wakarusa on Thursday...I lost my keys. I had to ride back to Fayetteville, whip up yesterday’s review and head back to Mulberry Mountain. But it’s never a bad thing to have to make that beautiful drive one more time.

Blitzen Trapper & Dawes | Fox Theater | 11.7.2011

There were four standards for the bands on the bill at The Fox Theater in Boulder on Monday night: each band must have at least one member with an afro (or big hair, at least), each band must hail from somewhere on the western seaboard, each band must maintain a packed house and each band must rip shit up during their set.

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Blitzen Trapper's Blitz on Boulder

Overall, the general tide in Indie rock pulls heavily towards the twinkley.  Lots of synth, lots of electronics, lots of over-dubbing, lots of special effects, and less dirty guitar with each passing year.  Not that I would attempt to deny the appeal that this trend has – I’ve grown fond of pretty much the whole spectrum over the past decade – but what this trend conspicuously lacks is grit.  Grit and twinkle just don’t go that well together.

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