From Boise to the Bay: A spotlight on some Bay Area bands playing Treefort Music Fest

Photo by Francis DeLaPena, via Creative Commons Now in its fifth incarnation, Boise's Treefort Music Fest started out as a grand idea between a few friends to liven up their city's arts scene. They organized the festival's inaugural event in six months, and it proved to be such a massive success that it became an annual festival showcasing a mix of Boise bands and culture and those coming from outside as well. This year, they've kept their title as Cultural Ambassadors to the City of Boise and are already announcing parts of their lineup, including beloved big names like Charles Bradley and Boise [...]

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Treefort Music Festival adds Poliça, Perfect Pussy & many locals to lineup

Festival announcements are firing left and right - from Governors Ball and Rain Fest, to Coachella last week. As bands route their paths across North America in order to hit all of their festival stops, new opportunities arise like the fourth annual Treefort Music Festival in Boise, ID. A festival with a SxSW feel that takes over the bars, venues and "forts" of downtown Boise, Treefort is boasting an alluring lineup for this year, including Run the Jewels, The Joy Formidable, and of course hometown heroes Built to Spill. Just announced this morning are additions Blockhead, Dan Deacon, Poliça, RJD2, [...]

Mixtape: 15 Bay Area bands trek out to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this week 3/21-3/24/13

Now, you're probably wondering why we care about a festival hitting downtown Boise. In its second year, Treefort Music Fest has managed to maintain exciting headliners -- Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Walkmen, Dan Deacon and Built to Spill -- succeeding last year's Of Montreal, Why? and Built to Spill (the hometown heroes). What this festival does so well is blend out-of-town crowd-pleasers with a great sampling of music from its surrounding Northwest region, and pretty much everything good from the Idaho locale. Here's the kicker. FIFTEEN bands from the San Francisco Bay Area are playing this year: K. [...]

Photos/Review: Treefort Music Fest in Boise with Why?, Built to Spill, and a long list of Bay Area bands

Kicking off what will hopefully become a regular music and arts festival in downtown Boise, the Treefort Music Festival saw about ten thousand people from a variety of places on March 22-25. Undoubtedly the heavy attendance was due to the phenomenal headliners Built to Spill, Why? and Of Montreal. Here's a festival retrospective and live performance starring Why? produced in part by local production company Retroscope Media. A first-year event can be very interesting to witness, and even better to watch grow in time. In this case, 130 bands played in 8 different venues, which ranged from the large-scale outdoor [...]

Our own K. Flay, Tartufi, Blasted Canyons, Appetite and more at Treefort Music Fest in Boise this weekend

Starting tonight marks the birth of a new music festival in Boise, Idaho: Treefort Music Fest, boasting their own phenomnemal local headliner Built to Spill; in addition, Why?, Of Montreal, AraabMuzik, Au, Tennis, K. Flay are all on the lineup. Scattered amongst the fine print are numerous wonderful San Francisco Bay Area bands also trekking out to Treefort: Mwahaha, Blasted Canyons, Tartufi, Appetite, Sister Crayon, Night Genes, The Spyrals, The Soft White Sixties and Maus Haus. Given the long list of local bands playing this brand new festival, it's no surprise that The Bay Bridged will be on the ground [...]

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