Live at The Doug Fir Lounge: Tennis + Wild Belle

The Doug Fir Lounge was packed last night for the sold out show of Tennis and Wild Belle. Wild Belle was up first. They have a sound inspired by jazz, blues, and pop ‘n’ roll. As of now Wild Belle has a 12″ single with the hopes of releasing their debut full length album later on this year. The single that is out now is called “Keep You,” where there is more of a reggae style to them. The singer, Natalie, goes from seductress during the verses to yearning for someone unknown during the chorus. The song has been on repeat for me all weekend and I can’t wait to hear more from this Chicago band.

As the crowd gathered for the start of Tennis there was an air of excitement. As they made their way out to the stage I realized that both of these bands are really good looking. Tennis played much of their new album Young & Old but also made sure to include some older tunes as well. I love their care free pop rock. It reminds me of playful sunny day, where one is running around with friends and just being very silly. Tennis played a great set while getting most everyone to dance along with them.

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Treefort Music Festival Day 4 of 4

The last day of the Treefort Fest started off with a hangover from Saturday, but Atomic Mama picked me up and shook out the cobwebs with their electro-rock awesomeness.

Next up on the Main Stage was Portland’s own Wild Ones. A great pop band that has been featured on the Tender Loving Empire’s Friends of Friends mix. They have a really cute rock style as shown by these pics.
After their set I decided I needed to try out more of the great Boise beers at the Alefort. There I came across a rather olde tymey band called Hillfolk Noir. Really great folk music with this band and a nice change up from the rest of the weekend.
After draining several beverages and a couple of dances I went over to The Linen building to see Lost Lander. Another local Portland band that has been featured on Tender Loving Empire.

Next up was Tennis on the Main Stage. They had such an awesome energy on stage and their music is just so wonderful. She was also very easy to photograph.

Next came the headliner Of Montreal. I haven’t really been able to get into their music, but their live performance was pretty incredible. Crowd surfing, cool visuals, and some weird interpretive dancing made up the show.

We then headed over to the Neurolux to cap off the weekend with Motopony and The Cave Singers. Both bands had a great set. I believe people were crying and throwing shirts and passing out from all the rocking music from the bands.

Overall, Treefort Music Festival was a HUGE success. I still feel the after effects of it. I want to thank all the bands that played there, I wish I could have seen you all, and I want to thank everyone involved in setting this up. I will see you next year Boise!