Win Tickets ($50): Blitzen Trapper @ Aladdin Theater | w/ Small Paul, Country, Folk, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Blitzen Trapper @ Aladdin Theater on May 17. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed May 13.


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Blitzen Trapper
May 17, 2024
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $25 | All Ages
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

There are numbers so vast they exceed the scope of human reckoning, concepts so immeasurable they surpass our capacity to understand. On their radiant new album, 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions, Blitzen Trapper make peace with the unknowable, surrendering themselves to forces beyond their control as they explore the infinite with a broad mind and an open heart.
“The album title comes from a phrase that appears over and over in the Mahayana sutras,” says singer/songwriter Eric Earley. “To me, it’s all about perspective. Your body is its own universe made up of trillions of cells and microscopic organisms; perhaps this universe we all inhabit is just a single cell inside some even greater being, and that continues on and on, up and down the line in either direction, larger and smaller, forever and ever.”

Inspired by Earley’s fascination with Buddhist texts and meditation, 100’s of 1000’s, Millions of Billions offers a captivating take on rebirth and transcendence, navigating its way through the space beyond dreams and reality, beyond gods and mortals, beyond life and death. The songs here are as sincere as they are surreal, rooted in rich character studies and deep reflection, and the production is intoxicating to match, blending lo-fi intimacy and trippy psychedelia into a mesmerizing swirl of analog and electronic sounds. Add it all together and you’ve got a gorgeous collection of stripped-down bedroom folk wrapped in lush layers of synthesizers and washed out electric guitars, a poignant, expansive exploration of perception and purpose that manages to look both forwards and backwards all at once.

“This whole project grew out of a box of old four-track tapes from the ’90s that I found recently,” Earley explains. “The tapes were full of songs I’d written and recorded back when I was 19 or 20 years old, and the sound and the spirit of those recordings got me excited to start writing music again, to go back to working the way I did when I was first starting out.”

Launched roughly two decades ago in Portland, OR, Blitzen Trapper garnered early attention with a series of self-released albums before breaking out internationally with a pair of critically acclaimed LPs (2007’s Wild Mountain Nation and 2008’s Furr) that would cement their status at the forefront of the modern indie folk revival. Rolling Stone hailed the band’s “hazy, psychedelic Americana,” while NPR praised their “explosive live performances and infectious roots-rock swagger,” and the New York Times compared their songs to Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young. Dates with Fleet Foxes, Wilco, and Dawes followed, as did festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, and Coachella, among others. In the years to come, the band would go on to release six more similarly lauded studio albums culminating with 2020’s Holy Smokes Future Jokes, which Mojo proclaimed “sound[s] like the Beatles at Big Pink.”




  1. rmh on April 29, 2024 at 7:26 am

    First! You gotta pick me.

  2. Brad Peterson on April 30, 2024 at 12:37 pm

    These guys are great!!!

  3. David on April 30, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    Yes hello please make me the winner thanks

  4. Julie Nittler on April 30, 2024 at 12:49 pm

    Blitzen Trapper is back!!!!! Love this band, even more awesome live.

  5. Maggie on April 30, 2024 at 1:00 pm

    One of my favorites! I last saw them in Portland in 2010!

  6. Shirley on April 30, 2024 at 1:25 pm

    Sounds like a fun evening.

  7. Amber Taylor on April 30, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    I’ve never seen them live and would love to!

  8. Karen C on April 30, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    Would love to see them!

  9. Dawn on April 30, 2024 at 3:31 pm

    Such a great band to see live!

  10. Brian on April 30, 2024 at 6:58 pm

    Yes, please!

  11. David on April 30, 2024 at 11:54 pm

    Been a fan for years!

  12. Joe S. on May 1, 2024 at 1:35 am

    Love Blitzen Trapper! This would be awesome!

  13. Cory on May 2, 2024 at 2:44 pm


  14. k on May 2, 2024 at 3:47 pm

    classic band

  15. Teena Winski on May 4, 2024 at 7:59 am

    “I once got fired from a canned juice company. Apparently I couldn’t concentrate.”

  16. Megan Comer on May 7, 2024 at 2:03 pm

    would love to get down with these folky folks

  17. Meg T on May 7, 2024 at 2:57 pm

    My husband and I would LOVE to see Blitzen Trapper, would be a fun concert

  18. Deborah K. on May 7, 2024 at 3:26 pm

    I love Blitzen Trapper! Thanks for considering me.

  19. Lena Bainbridge on May 7, 2024 at 11:29 pm

    I’d be so grateful to win tickets because I’ve always wanted to see this band live and I’d love to experience it with my special someone! Seems like a laid back vibe and sound

  20. Rylee Grubbe on May 8, 2024 at 1:32 pm

    Blitzen Trapper is on my list of must see bands!

  21. Chris on May 9, 2024 at 1:36 pm

    Would love to see Blitzen Trapper!

  22. Kimi on May 9, 2024 at 4:06 pm

    It’s been since the before-times that I’ve seen them and can’t wait to see them again!

  23. shen on May 9, 2024 at 4:49 pm

    yes please!

  24. Linda Berg on May 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm

    I’ve followed them forever. Their stage production at Portland Center Stage in 2017 was an AMAZING theater experience, left us wanting more.

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