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SXSW preview: Rowdy Blitzen Trapper due to storm Waterloo

Staff Writer
Austin 360
Blitzen Trapper rocked ACL's Dell stage in 2009.

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.)

Website: www.blitzentrapper.net

— Peter Mongillo