Traversing the Wild Mountain Nation
    • THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008

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    Few bands meander as much sonic terrain in one sitting as the anything-but-straightforward sextet Blitzen Trapper. Unifying a complex concoction of 60’s psychedelia, 70’s stoner and progressive rock, and plenty of lo-fi country goodness, the band’s third album, Wild Mountain Nation, easily won us over this past year…so much so, we knew we had to film ‘em back in July at the Mercury Lounge. So when we found out Blitzen Trapper will be traversing the country on their very first headlining tour (having spent ’07 sharing the stage with the likes of The Hold Steady, Two Gallants, and David Vandervelde) this winter, you’ll have to forgive us if we well up a wee bit…one of our very own has gone and done good. – David Pitz

    Blitzen Trapper on Tour
    2/22 Seattle, WA Univ. of Washington #
    2/28 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill*
    2/29 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour*+
    3/01 San Diego, CA Casbah*
    3/02 Phoenix, AZ Modified*
    3/04 Denton, TX Hailey's*
    3/05 Houston, TX Walter's on Washington*
    3/06 Hattiesburg, MS Thirsty Hippo %
    3/07 Tallahassee, FL The Beta Bar*
    3/08 Everglades National Park, FL Langerado Festival
    3/09 Jacksonville, FL The Eclipse*
    3/11 Birmingham, AL BottleTree*
    3/13 - 3/15 Austin, TX SXSW
    3/16 Norman, OK The Opolis*
    3/17 Columbia, MO Mojos*&
    3/19 Nashville, TN Exit In*
    3/20 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn*
    3/21 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern*
    3/22 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle*
    3/23 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506*
    3/25 Washington, DC Black Cat*
    3/26 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's*
    3/27 Cambridge, MA Middle East*
    3/29 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom*
    3/30 Worcester, MA Clark University*
    4/01 Montreal, PQ La Salla Rossa*
    4/02 Toronto, ON El Mocambo*
    4/03 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place*
    4/04 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop*
    4/05 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick*
    4/06 Chicago, IL Schubas*
    4/08 Madison, WI High Noon Saloon (early show 6pm)*
    4/09 Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry*
    4/10 Grinnell, IA Grinnell College*
    4/11 Omaha, NE The Slowdown*
    4/12 Lawrence, KS Jackpot*
    4/14 Denver, CO Hi-Dive*
    4/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge*
    4/17 Vancouver, BC Media Club*
    4/18 Seattle, WA Neumo's*
    4/19 Portland, OR Holocene*

    # = w/ Menomena
    * = w/ Fleet Foxes
    % = w/ Beach House, Papercuts
    + = w/ Grand Archives
    & = w/ Mahjongg
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    VIDEO: Blitzen Trapper:: “Live at the Mercury Lounge” – NYC, NY
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