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Blitzen Trapper, Denver 

When: Fri., May 31, 9 p.m. 2013
Price: $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

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