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Blitzen Trapper and Denver

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Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Fri., May 31, 9 p.m. 2013 21+

Doug Fir
$25

The label "alternative country" is similar to "intelligent hiphop"—they're both stupid and judgmental, dangerously implying an ironic fetish for populist, "unsophisticated" genres. Garth Brooks might be a staple of the overhead speakers at Walmart, but "What She's Doing Now" is 100 times more heartbreaking than anything Rhett Miller ever produced. Ahem. Blitzen Trapper, though—those cats are all right. I'd even go so far as to say that 2008's Furr has plenty of truly transcendent moments worthy of rock 'n' roll's upper echelon, in particular the title track (which sounds like an Alex Chilton original with lyrics by Neil Peart) and the Hollies-as-hell "Sleepytime in the Western World." Tonight's sold-out show celebrates the group's 10th anniversary. MORGAN TROPER

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
503-231-9663
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am
http://dougfirlounge.com/

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., May 31, 9 p.m. 2013
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