In the last 16 years, Blitzen Trapper has gone from a Portland upstart band making home demos to an acclaimed act that Rolling Stone magazine placed on its top albums and songs lists, an indie label standout, and recipient of wide and steady praise as frontrunners of the new country-rock revival. Adding to the band’s underground credibility, the members recorded their latest album, this year’s Live at Third Man, at Jack White’s Blue Room Stage in Nashville. Covering the ground between loss, love and the open road, Blitzen Trapper has established itself as a standout American indie rock act.
INFO: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $17. 423-1338. WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.