April 17, 2012, 4:43 pm
Last month, Blitzen Trapper finished out an epic string of shows at SXSW. But that's all par for the course in what's been an amazing rush of opportunities and shows.
Catch this band on the run, while you can. They play Doug Fir Tuesday night (4/17) in a sort of 12th anniversary celebration of being "Blitzen Trapper". After that, there's an Oregon Garden gig on April 28th. And after that, Sasquatch, and, and...if you haven't treated yourself to their sound; WOW! Amazing musicality and harmonies galore.
Catch the BING replay Tuesday night (4/17) at 11:30 pm.
Here's a great story from Rolling Stone:
Blitzen Trapper finished an epic string of 11 performances at SXSW in memorable fashion Saturday night, performing a cover of Big Star's "Feel" with members of Big Star and R.E.M. on the second anniversary of singer-guitarist Alex Chilton's death.
"We're going to do my personal favorite Big Star song," Blitzen Trapper singer Eric Earley told the crowd, as Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Ken Stringfellow joined the band on stage at Stubb's for a spirited version of the tune. Earley sang lead vocals and played electric guitar, with Buck on acoustic guitar and Stringfellow playing bass and singing backing vocals with Mills.
Although Earley looked a little incredulous to see Mills and Stringfellow harmonizing together on one side of him and Buck strumming away on the other, it was drummer Brian Adrian Koch who would voice the feeling when the song was over.
"I can't believe that really just happened," Koch said.
Read more HERE.