Blitzen Trapper at Mississippi Studios

Red Bull's July showcase of local music for their Sound Select show was curated by the lovely folks at PDX Pop Now. The last minute cancellation from Novosti left a spot to be filled, and booker Theo Craig (Smoke Signals Presents) jumped to the task, pulling a fabulous as usual set from Tiburones into the mix. Every time I see Tiburones play lately, the line-up of instruments and even the players seem to be slightly different, but the songs and stage presence crafted by Luz Mendoza, Nick Delffs, and the other members is always anchoring. With Tiburones and Pony Village, the stage was certainly set for Portland's very own Blitzen Trapper, who are home after spending most of the year on tour. They've been all over the States on a few separate trips, mostly playing bigger festival crowds. I imagine it was nice to come home to the intimacy that Mississippi Studios provides, but had the venue been bigger, they would have filled it just the same.

Tiburones

Had a great time shooting this one, enjoy! More photos after the jump!

Tiburones

Tiburones

Tiburones

Tiburones

Tiburones

Pony Village

Pony Village

Pony Village

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper