SXSW preview: Rowdy Blitzen Trapper due to storm Waterloo
SXSW band of the day: Blitzen Trapper
From: Portland, Ore.
In 50 words or fewer: Portland rock band Blitzen Trapper first got noticed by a lot of people with their 2007 album "Wild Mountain Nation," which combined their countrified rock with a noisier side. Since then they've filtered out some of their rowdier tendencies.
Could fit on a bill with: Wilco, Real Estate
Howl: On the title track to Blitzen Trapper's 2008 album "Furr," frontman Eric Early sings about turning into a wolf.
Free show: At least one announced during the fest, Thursday, March 15, at Waterloo Records parking lot. (See the full Waterloo schedule, and other SXSW updates, at austin360.com/sxsw.)
— Peter Mongillo