Saturday, June 11, 2016

Blitzen Trapper Live in Edmonton June 4th 2016

So after seeing Dolly Rotten play, it was to downtown Edmonton for the Blitzen Trapper show at the Needle Vinyl Tavern. The show at the Needle was a double bill of two bands from Portland, Oregon. Opening the show was a band called Quiet Life, then headlining the night was Blitzen Trapper.

The first band Quiet Life is a band I had never heard of before, but had to be there to check them out as Blitzen usually tours with great openers. Well, after seeing Quiet Life I have to say I thought they were quite good, reminding me at times of classic rockers The Band.

Quiet Life

Next up were psychedelic folk rockers Blitzen Trapper, heavier on the rock more so then folk. This was my fourth time seeing them in concert. This band gets better and better every time I see them play. Blitzen Trapper is on the road touring for their eighth album All Across This Land. Opening their set with a new song called Rock And Roll (Was Made For You) and we were off for a great night of music. The band played for an hour and half mixing their set with songs from new album Love Grow Cold, Lonesome Angel, Cadillac Road and All Across This Land. Other songs done were Furr in which lead singer and song writer Eric Earley played the harmonica. The other guitar player Erik Menteer was unbelievable, playing some awesome solos and at times reminding me of Pavement freakouts. They also did a Neil Young cover but be damned if I can recall which song it was, fuckin' dumb ass. A great show by Blitzen Trapper yet again. Good times!!!

Blitzen Trapper.


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