Treefort 2016 Day 2

Finally got more coverage of our Treefort 2016 adventure. Thursday brought us a bunch of awesome acts that were all so much fun.

Sun Blood Stories

First act we saw was local Boise band Sun Blood Stories. Their performance was one of the best for the weekend! There was so much power and stoney rock and roll from these high desert homies.

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Death Songs

Next we saw former Shaky Hands member, Nicholas Delffs perform his one man act as Death Songs.

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Aaron Mark Brown

We hustled over to Linen Building to catch Aaron Mark Brown. This pop band from Nampa, ID has an olde-timey folk-jazz sound to them. It’s music that makes your toes tap.

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Sugar Candy Mountain

Sugar Candy Mountain was super fuzzy and psychedelic, a little less pop live than their recordings. We only caught a few songs of them before flying off to the next venue.

HINDS

We stopped at Crowbar for some drinks and electronic music before heading to El Korah Shrine for HINDS. The Spanish band has a groovy garage rock sound to them. Super fun to see live.

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Baby Ghosts

Next was Baby Ghosts from Salt Lake City. A rocking performance from them too. If you like a little punk thrown into your garage rock then check out this band.

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Ural Thomas & The Pain

The highlight of the night was Ural Thomas & The Pain. Straight up soul music, with the most charming lead singer we saw all weekend.

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Thee Oh Sees

To cap off the night we caught the very end of Thee Oh Sees. A super packed El Korah was crowd surfing and dancing all over the place. It was great way to end the second night of Treefort.

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Treefort 2016 Day 1

Wednesday March 23rd was the first day of Treefort Music Fest. It was our first time actually catching any acts on Wednesday, since last year we had car troubles. After checking into the ol’ Cabana Inn, we quickly moved over to Fatty’s, a club with extremely cheap drink specials. We caught San Francisco DJ Seapora, who started our venture with chill electro-pop music. After only spending $20 on roughly 15 shots, we moved over to Linen Building for another San Fran band, Culture Abuse. Though the lead singer was belligerently hammered, they put on a pretty decent show. We then scooted over to see Portland’s own Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts. They put on a super groovy show to a pretty packed house. After a brief stop back at Fatty’s (I mean dollar tequila shots) we checked out Boise’s Gipsy Moon Rise. These guys and gals rocked super hard and that’s when that feeling of Treefort really set in for me.

Seapora

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Culture Abuse

A loud garage punk-rock band that likes to party as hard as their music.

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Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts

Grooving psychedelic pop-rock, with a hint of funk.

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Gipsy Moon Rise

Blues rock band from Boise, ID. Great for drinking whiskey to.

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It was a great first night of Treefort. We caught a few more acts besides those pictured above, but none that were too memorable. Wednesday was a great way to start the weekend of festivities.