Blitzen Trapper @ The Independent tomorrow

Now that I’m finally done with turkey sandos it’s time to get excited about some live music. I know it’s a Tuesday night but I must take Bay Area music fans to task for not selling out Blitzen Trapper’s show at the Independent over in San Francisco yet. Barring some sea change in my current listening habits there’s nothing out there to challenge BT’s latest from the top spot in my Best of ’08 list. I’ve already waxed adoring about Furr and I doubt I’ll get much sleep tonight imagining how that collection of tunes will go down live.

Just take a load of this and tell me if I’m wrong:

If you want some tunes on the take out side these Portland music masters have authored no less than three seperate Daytrotter sessions. Here’s a stripped down version of the title track from their latest to get you hooked. If my kids know all the words you can bet that not only has it been in very heavy rotation around the Now Hear This house but that it straight up kills it too. Trust me, those boys know.

Furr (live on Daytrotter)

You can get the rest of the session right here, their first session here and number two here.

So come on down to the Independent tomorrow night. The opening act, Seattle’s Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, has been gettin’ some buzz lately and LA’s psych folkers The Parson Red Heads play the middle slot. Buy tickets for tomorrow night’s show right here, RIGHT NOW!

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Quick note about the tunes

The mp3s on this blog are to give folks a little taste. Imagine they're those little pouches on the bag your Sunday paper comes in. You know, the one's with a packet containing just enough toothpaste to brush your teeth once or twice. They are left up for a limited time. If you find something you like support the artists by dragging your friends to their shows and/or buying their CDs/records/schwag. If you are the artist (or their label/representative) and don't want an mp3 on here, please email me (mike@nowhearthismusic.com) and I'll remove it posthaste.
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