Americana/folk rock/alt band Blitzen Trapper are coming to Missoula on Thursday, August 1st! The band is 5 guys from Portland, Oregon and they are associated with SubPop, great band, highly recommend this show.

It was on September 23, 2008 that Blitzen Trapper, after putting out three albums on its own label, released its fourth full-length album, Furr, via Sub Pop. At that time, it was a record that captured exactly where the bandʼs frontman, Eric Earley, found himself, both literally and metaphorically, geographically and existentially. Not that the Portland-based musician actually remembers much about the creation of the recordʼs 13 intriguing, spellbinding songs. Or, more specifically, what its songs actually mean, either now or then. Instead, Furr, stands as a kind of tribute and elegy to the city that inspired it, but that, a decade later, no longer exists.

The show is at the Top Hat with support from the Wrinkles. Tickets are $18 for this all ages show, get yours at the Top Hat or online.