Saturday March 22nd was the day that the Killing Sasquatch collective split up for most of the night to catch all types of awesome shows.
THE GRIZZLED MIGHTY
To start the day off on Saturday, we went to the main stage at 2 o’clock and saw Seattle duo The Grizzled Mighty. These two rock so hard, it was a great wake up call.
We stuck around the main stage to catch a little bit of Hollow Wood. They are Boise’s featured folk-rock band. Hollow Wood is currently touring with Typhoon.
We quickly jumped over to Crux to catch Big Tits. This ended up being one of my favorite shows. Most of the band was jumping into the audience and rocking out with the people. Then to end the set the singer dove head first into the drum kit. Super punk!
THE CAVE SINGERS
It was back to the main stage to catch The Cave Singers. These guys always put on a great show whenever I see them, and this time did not disappoint.
After Cave Singers I went to check out Bad90s, a local Boise pop group. Their setup was super ’90s to say the least. A white frontdrop clothe with bad Windows ’95 visualizer so that the audience could only see silhouettes. The music was real good too.
Hobosexual was also one of my favorite shows of Saturday. This duo from Seattle rock super hard, with blues and metal influences. Towards the end of the set the guitarist gave an audience member a hug and continued shredding the song he was playing.
New Madrid’s recordings have a somewhat mellow laid back feel to them. But seeing their live performance completely blew me away. They blew up the stage with their melodic rock and roll.
Master disc jockey, RJD2, was the headliner for the main stage on Saturday. He was spinning and mixing some really awesome beats that got everyone dancing. The best part was that he acknowledged almost everyone’s hollers and confessions of love by giving them a big smile.
Later on in the evening I caught one of my favorite bands Swimming at Crux. Their sound is a plethora of excellent guitar riffs and upbeat lyrics. Swimming played a lot of newer songs that all sound most excellent. They just got done with a Spring tour and will be recording their new material a little later on in the summer.
Rich and velvety female led post-rock from Boise.
HUSTLE AND DRONE
Hustle and Drone has a great electro-pop feel, and is a staple band around Portland.
A little more Portland love goes out to Summer Cannibals whose surfy garagey rock and roll kicks so much ass we happened to snap the above photo. Definitely get down on Summer Cannibals if you’re not already.
At a certain point on Saturday we lay down our cameras and commence the gonzo journalism portion of our Treefort coverage.
In the Underground of Tom Grainey’s wonderful triple-venue bar, there was a showcase of premium Boise local electro-house. Check out Sugarpillz and imagine a small basmenet room full of Idahoian locals mixed with music fest goers and you’ve got a good idea of Sugarpillz. They’re loosely associated with Pedro Rolas, who also killed it, founder of Audiomedics from Boise.
If you’ve ever wished for a jazzed up mix of indie jam and funk then Jupiter Holiday is the absolute shit. Seriously, get down.
Polecat is a quirksy bluegrass band who headlined Tom Grainey’s mainstage on Saturday night. Lots of folks danced like it was the end of their night, and some just ended up back downstairs for more music.
THE MAGIC BEANS
We’re not typically fans of jam music but when you get four or five dozen chill people together in the basement of Tom Grainey’s and put the Magic Beans on stage, then, welp, shit gets weird and coincidentally awesome. Definitely one of the more fun and memorable concerts of the entire festival. The Magic Beans is simply great live music.