Stateside Presents

BLITZEN TRAPPER

BLITZEN TRAPPER

Liz Cooper & The Stampede

Mon, February 19, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Rebel Lounge

Phoenix, AZ

$15 - $18

This event is all ages

BLITZEN TRAPPER
BLITZEN TRAPPER
Blitzen Trapper is an experimental rock/folk sextet which formed in Portland, Oregon, United States in 2000. The band consists of Eric Earley (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Erik Menteer (guitar, keyboards), Marty Marquis (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Michael Van Pelt (bass), Drew Laughery (keyboards) and Brian Koch (drums, vocals).

In various combinations and guises, the group had already played a long time together before the “crystalization event” in July 2000 on the slopes of the famous volcano Mt. Hood. Since then they have performed for audiences of all ages and socioeconomic groups, mostly playing close to home and for many years distributing recordings like itinerant madmen, for free.
Members:
Eric Earley, Erik Menteer, Brian Adrian Koch, Michael VanPelt, Drew Laughery, Marty Marquis
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
Liz Cooper & The Stampede
"It started with golf clubs and country clubs, but now it's all rock clubs," Liz says, giggling. She spent the majority of her life developing her golf skills, only to drop her college scholarship to move to Nashville and pursue music. "Writing songs and playing the guitar came as naturally to me as golf did. But music tickled my brain in a way nothing else ever could."

But, Liz didn't know a soul in Nashville when she moved. So, she went and got a job at a familiar place: a country club. "Liz may not have known anyone when she moved here," says the Stampede low-end provider Grant. "But now, I feel like she knows pretty much every person she walks past. She just doesn't stop smiling, and people don't stop smiling back." Coincidentally -- or not so coincidentally cuz, well, Nashville -- some fellow co-workers at the country club also had a band. They called themselves Future Thieves, and they offered to record Liz's first EP, Monsters. After that, Liz began writing songs as frequently as she smiles. She formed a band with Ky Baker on drums and Grant Prettyman on the weird long guitar, and they recorded the Live at the Silent Planet EP. And now, there's enough new songs to record a full-length album. "The record we're working on now is a combination of Liz's darkly-lit, reclusive songwriting habits, and Grant and I's Rolling Rock induced rock and roll" chimes Ky. "It's about bringing our different styles together to create something that makes us all question what kind of music we even like anyways."
Venue Information:
The Rebel Lounge
2303 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
http://www.therebellounge.com/