5 days, 400+ bands, many mini-forts (Storyfort, Alefort, Yogafort, Moviefort, and more…you get the idea) means a whole lotta Treefort to love. Here’s a taste…
Day 1: Magic. Meat. Joint.
Magic Sword kill it at the El Korah Shrine. Meanwhile, grunge-pioneers, the Meat Puppets pack them in at local indie joint, Record Exchange. Small store, approx. 600 people = music-loving-sardine-heaven.
Day 2: Why? Weeed. Ataxian.
Yoni Wolf’s alt-hop-rock band Why? get funkadelic at the El Korah. Meanwhile, Washington-based Weeed play the PreFunk bar. At Filmfort, The Ataxian tells the tale of Kyle Bryant, a man with a rare disease who bike-rides across the USA…non-stop!
Day 3: Rain. Thunderpussy. Grouper.
Thunderpussy opens the main stage and immediately squelches Mother Nature’s rainy attempt to dampen spirits. Meanwhile, the always amazing Grouper (aka. Portland’s Liz Harris) goes big at the Boise Contemporary Theater.
Day 4: Richman. BeerLadies. KidsRock.
Iconic indie troubadour Jonathan Richman hits the main stage. Ladies of Craft Beer have more suitors than they can handle at The Hangout. Boise Rock School graduates go big at Kidfort.
Day 5: Dead. Dopamine. Angel.
Stoner rock stalwarts Dead Meadow get heavy at Neurolux. Local heroes El Dopamine broadcast a live set from local indie station, Radio Boise. On the main stage, North Carolina’s Angel Olsen sends Treefort out with a heavenly alt-country bang.
There you go, Treefort in a nutshell. Want more? Next year. You should come. What else can I do to convince you? I’m an ad guy, I’ll figure something out. Just you wait and see…