Music Park: Blitzen Trapper @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 10/5/18

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Blitzen Trapper celebrates the 10th anniversary of Furr at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Oct. 5, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Blitzen Trapper, the five piece from Portland, Oregon, has been going strong for well over 15 years now, but it’s their 2008 album, Furr, where most fans got their start with its experimental Americana and vivid lyrical imagery. Blizten Trapper celebrated the 10th anniversary of that album at Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.

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Music Park: Jade Bird @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/28/18

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Jade Bird performs at Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 28, 2018. (Photo by Ari Strauss)

Breakout British singer/songwriter Jade Bird stopped by Rock and Roll Hotel recently, and the versatile performer put in a succinct performance that alternated between melancholic ballads and hard-charging energetic rock.

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Music Park: Arthur Buck @ Rock and Roll Hotel – 9/21/18

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Arthur Buck tears it up at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 21, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

As the story goes, Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck (REM, Filthy Friends, The Minus 5) met up through a mutual friend in Mexico and put together what would become the new debut for their new project, Arthur Buck — but if you think about it, this was something preordained for some time. For years, the two have traveled in similar circles, Joseph even opened for R.E.M. back in the early 2000s. They melded together in their love for rock ‘n’ roll at Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.

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Music Park: Nothing @ Rock and Roll Hotel — 9/7/18

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Nothing brings the noise at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Sept. 7, 2018. (Photo by David LaMason)

Nothing, the Philadelphia-born band led by Domenic “Nicky” Palermo (former hardcore punk vocalist for Horror Show), is the story of a band and a man who has gone through a constant string of adversity but who perseveres in spite of (or perhaps because of) it. That perseverance was evident at the Rock and Roll Hotel on Friday.

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