by RFT Music
Blitzen Trapper is coming to town next Wednesday, September 18, and we have two tickets to give away! The Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band will perform at the Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505).
To win, simply tell us why you deserve to go. Be creative! You may enter in the comments below -- make sure you include some way of contacting you, as well as your full name so you can pick up your tickets. We will announce the winner here on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
When Blitzen Trapper came to town in 2011, RFT Music writer Christian Schaeffer had this to say:
Based on the title track of Blitzen Trapper's Destroyer of the Void, you'd be forgiven for thinking that all bands from the Pacific Northwest employ bucolic five-part harmonies. It's true that this Portland-based band bears some similarities to Sub Pop labelmates Fleet Foxes in the group-singing department, but Blitzen Trapper opts for a more shaggy, classic-rock vibe to even out the peaceful, easy Americana feelings. Elsewhere on Destroyer, singer Eric Earley leads the band through XTC-esque pop songs, Supertramp-indebted piano stompers and enough proggy synth flourishes to keep early Genesis fans happy. But Earley is a storyteller by trade, and his easygoing tenor is an invitation to his knotty and beguiling lyrics.
Watch Blitzen Trapper performing "American Goldwing" from the 2011 album of the same name below.