Eight Gigs: Blitzen Trapper

Fri., Aug. 5, 9 p.m., Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub, $18-$20

In this day and age of music overrun with EDM influence, it’s nice to know there are still solid rock ’n’ roll bands out there, and Blitzen Trapper is one such band. With eight albums under its belt, it’s safe to say that the band is keeping the sounds of classic and southern rock alive. This endeavor comes together in its most recent album, All Across This Land, a batch of tunes that show the band in top form. It’s perhaps its most effective display of straightforward, heartfelt pinings yet. Blitzen Trapper summarizes its appeal best: “Rock ’n’ roll won’t ease your mind /but you find it eases your soul.” 2708 J Street, www.blitzentrapper.net.