89.3 The Current Presents: Blitzen Trapper (Benefit for Children's)
Farewell Milwaukee, Bigtree Bonsai, Old Desert Road
318 North 1st Ave
Minneapolis, MN, 55401
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
Blitzen Trapper was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2000 by a group of
native Pacific Northwesterners, who played around town endlessly to
skeleton crowds and gave away an impressive stream of garage recordings
on CDR for years. Then came the Blitzen Trapper record in 2003, and
Field Rexx in 2005. But it wasn't until 2007's self-released Wild
Mountain Nation made a big splash that they finally hit the road,
setting the stage for Furr's release the following year. Powered by its
title track and by the G-funk-inflected "Black River Killer" that record
became an unlikely hit and the group suddenly found itself on network
television and in glossy magazines and astride colossal festival stages.
So they released more music, toured the Western world incessantly, got
to work with the likes of Wilco, Stephen Malkmus, Guided By Voices and
Belle & Sebastian, and slowly became the band they'd always dreamed they
would be. Blitzen Trapper are frontman and songwriter Eric Earley, Marty
Marquis, Brian Adrian Koch, Michael Van Pelt and Erik Menteer.
While most bands are fleeing their homes for the coastal cities of New York and Los Angeles, Farewell Milwaukee is embracing the role that their Midwestern towns have played in shaping them artistically. Audiences are drawn to their Americana style, authentic lyrics, as well as the bond they have at live shows. Once scattered across the Midwest, the band now calls the twin cities home.
Formed in Minneapolis a year ago, Farewell Milwaukee is looking forward to sharing their music and love for their roots. All of the members of Farewell Milwaukee have been involved in various music projects throughout the years but finally know that this is the one they have been waiting for. The vision and excitement for what is happening within the band musically and artistically is unwavering and their music reflects that.
$25.00 - $50.00
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