Treefort Music Fest pt. 3

Day 3 of Treefort was quite an adventure. It was the most dance filled day of the festival by far. There were so many bands so lets get it started.

Desert Noises

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It was great to see our favorite Utah band Desert Noises again. They have so much energy for their live shows.

Terrible Light

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Terrible Light is seriously beyond description. Listen to these beautifully gritty demos.

Couches

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Couches seriously rocked it hard in the late afternoon.

For Fucks Sake

For Fucks Sake

For Fucks Sake was approximately what it sounds like. Grating electro-noise from a guy who seems nice but looks terrifying in a pig mask

Generationals

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Treefort had Generationals out this year which is a classic indie band with a great sound.

Posse

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Posse brought their chilled out apathetic rock to Linen Building. It was perfect drinking music.

Us Lights

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Cool to see Us Lights at Neurolux

Foxygen

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Foxygen brought their A game to the main stage with lots of dancing, soulful music, and even a sword fight.

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Parade of Bad Guys

Parade of Bad Guys

I don’t have enough awesome things to say about Parade of Bad Guys’ music. It’s an excellent mix of soulful rock and country/bluegrass.

Triathalon

Triathalon

Triathalon was really great to see live, they bring the recordings to life in a beautiful way.

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Chk Chk Chk (!!!) were the headliners for Saturday and they brought the funk to the main stage.

Crystal Ghost

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Later in the night Crystal Ghost pumped up his electro-dance groove jams.

Bearcubbin’!

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Bearcubbin’! is definitely one of our favorite Portland bands to see live, and they absolutely crushed it Saturday night.

Red Hands Black Feet

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And to end the third night of Treefort 2015 was Red Hands Black Feet. We have been following them for a couple of years now and we are excited to hear some new material later this year from them.

Treefort Music Fest Pt 2

After a month long hiatus we are back with a vengeance and ready to rock! Let’s go ahead and finish out that Treefort Music Festival coverage that we have been sitting on for a while.
Part 2 of our series picks up on Friday with a butt load of bands.

Obscured by the Sun

Obscured by the Sun jumped right into their heavy post rock jams and didn’t stop. Their new album Outlaw is a great exploration of rhythm and you should check it out.

Obscured by the Sun (photo: Keith Chaloux)

Finn Riggins

Got to see Finn Riggins play this song.

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Holiday Friends

Holiday Friends were as vibrant and energetic as usual. They were handing out these Mini-Magic EPs which were very handy for the 7 hr drive home.

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Lost Lander

Lost Lander brought their A game of party pop to the El Korah.

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Built To Spill

Buitl To Spill was the headliner for Friday night at the main stage. They played a lot of classics and a bunch of songs from the new album Untethered Moon.

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Smokey Brights

These guys definitely killed it. Smokey Brights has such a rockin’ vibe to them, it is hard not to have the best time while watching them.

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ELEL

We caught the last couple of songs from ELEL, and they were just fantastic. Really groovy electro-pop sound from these guys.

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Summer Cannibals

Our favorites, Summer Cannibals, had an amazing show as always.

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The Ghost Ease

Another favorite Portland band The Ghost Ease straight killed it all weekend long.

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Delicate Steve

To end the night we caught Delicate Steve. I’ve been a huge advocate for Delicate Steve and they did not disappoint in the slightest.

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Treefort Music Fest pt 1

In it’s fourth year of existence, Treefort Music Festival has established itself as the go to festival in the Northwest. Everything from technology to film to yoga, Treefort has it all, but of course we were there for the music.
The Killing Sasquatch crew was four strong this year and faced a little adversity to begin the trip. Our car broke down about 100 miles east of Portland, so we missed out of the festivities on Wednesday. Though spirits were down to begin the weekend, we were able to rally for a most excellent adventure.

Our journey began on Thursday at Tom Grainey’s with Bliiss and Blackwater Prophet.

Bliiss

Bliiss (Photo: Keith Chaloux)

Bliiss is the new jam. Their songs are imaginative and distinctly stoney. Bliiss draws from a huge variety of great early heavy metal, garage rock, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll to get their groovy freshness.

Blackwater Prophet

Blackwater Prophet (Photo: Josh Pino)

Blackwater Prophet has a similar sound to Bliiss, with more psychedelia influences.

Then we went to see local Portlanders The Shivas.
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The Shivas (Photo: Jeff Hoffman)

The Shivas (Photo: Josh Pino)

BOYS were playing next, filling in for The Velvet Teen at Neurolux. Then Cymbals Eat Guitars were right after them.
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We also caught The Bleach Effect, Jason Webley, and A Seasonal Disguise before one of our favorite Portland bands Animal Eyes.

The Bleach Effect

The Bleach Effect (Photo: Jeff Hoffman)

Electronic duo from Boise. These two guys have super bass heavy jams that sound like they belong in video games. They definitely remind me of Magic Sword so check them out.

A Seasonal Disguise

A Seasonal Disguise (Photo: Keith Chaloux)

A Seasonal Disguise is reminiscent of all the best nostalgia from 2000s indie rock; Andrew Bird, Conor Oberst, etc. Their high energy live shows translates onto lush recordings like Waterfowl of Western Canada EP. This is deeply thoughtful music for the introspective side of us all.

Jason Webley

Jason Webley (Photo: Josh Pino)

Jason Webley is a singer/songwriter that is on the folk spectrum of music. With a beautiful voice and accordion as a choice weapon for Webley, the music makes one reminisce on their own life. He was joined on stage by members of Animal Eyes and Jumping Sharks

Animal Eyes

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Animal Eyes (Photo: Josh Pino)

Animal Eyes are one of our favorite bands from Portland. They have an incredible mix of folk, pop, and indie rock that just reaches out to the soul and comforts it.

BOYS + King Brat

New music from two bands that will be at Treefort Music Fest next week. They just released a split EP together and it is fantastic. First is Missoula, MT band BOYS. These guys have a great garage punk-rock sound to them. Really fuzzy guitar riffs and open cymbals make for a dizzying, drunken effect, perfect for late night parties in someones basement. They play Friday night (3/27) at Knitting Factory.

King Brat is from Boise and unfortunately Treefort will be their last performance as a band. But it’s not too late to enjoy their music. King Brat also has that punk-rock sound, but leans a little to emo spectrum. They have great songwriting along with fast paced guitar riffs that make for super catchy dance music. Make sure to catch them after BOYS on Friday night.

Summer Cannibals

New music from one of our favorite Portland artists Summer Cannibals. Their second full length album is called Show Us Your Mind. These rock and rollers play crunchy, heart-pumping punked out rock music. Show Us Your Mind is not much different from their previous album, Summer Cannibals crank out highly addictive songs. It is hard to say what song is my favorite, since the whole album is incredible, but I’ll narrow it down to the title track, “All It Takes,” and “Make You Better.” Summer Cannibals are in Austin for SXSW and will be at Treefort Music Fest next week.