Hey, it's been a while since I've rapped with y'all, but I'm back with some excellent news for those of you DC-dwellers. TRS has noticed that the summer tour schedule has been looking kinda weak (The National, Wilco and the DBT shows notwithstanding). Well, worry no more, young rockist, because Oregon's Blitzen Trapper, fresh off a tour with The Hold Steady and a Best New Music designation at the 'fork, are coming to The Rock and Roll Hotel on July 22. Awesome, you say? It couldn't get any better, you say? You say wrong, amigo, because it gets better, a whole lot better. Their tourmate for this little jaunt is none other than Nu-Glam sensation and Rockist Society favorite/obsession, David Vandervelde! We can't contain ourselves either...
Yeah we know it's a Sunday, but with the a.m. country-rock of Blitzen Trapper and the glammed out Vandervelde, this is shaping up to be the best show the 1970's never saw. So, put on your big boy pants, take down a sixer, and do yourself a favor - be there.
Blitzen Trapper - "Wild Mountain Nation"
David Vandervelde - "Murder in Michigan"