Pixies/Weezer (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 4/5/19

A sharp contrast of styles was on display during this co-headlining show in Southern Idaho. Co/Headliner: Pixies Pixies rocked the house over the course of their 80 minutes, and did it their way: no frills, no bullshit, and literally no banter.  Joined by founding members Joey Santiago (guitar) and David Lovering (drums) as well as … Continue reading Pixies/Weezer (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 4/5/19

Treefort Music Festival Day Five – 3/24/19 (Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Guardians of Virginity, Rubblebucket, Braided Waves, Federale, Slang, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Y La Bamba, Built To Spill)

Sure, my head, neck, lower back, knees, and feet all hurt – that doesn’t mean I can’t be strong for one more day of great music (and Duke basketball). Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (Main Stage) As I mentioned in my Day IV review, I thoroughly enjoy Sarah Shook & the Disarmers.  I dig her … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival Day Five – 3/24/19 (Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, Guardians of Virginity, Rubblebucket, Braided Waves, Federale, Slang, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Y La Bamba, Built To Spill)

Treefort Music Festival Day Four – 3/23/19 (Mandolin Orange, Nappy Roots, The Muckers, Cedric Burnside, The Weary Times, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers)

Rested, ready, and raring to go – day four was quite an adventure. Mandolin Orange (Main Stage) This 3:00 set was my Treefort start on Saturday, and one I knew I didn’t want to miss.  The first of two bands from Chapel Hill, NC (Go Duke) that I would see on this day features Andrew … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival Day Four – 3/23/19 (Mandolin Orange, Nappy Roots, The Muckers, Cedric Burnside, The Weary Times, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers)

Treefort Music Festival Day Three – 3/22/19 (Dentist, Frankiie, Mt. Joy, Cy Dune, Cedric Burnside)

As exhaustion begins to firmly set in, I get out of work early enough to catch a few afternoon sets before the third night kicks off. Dentist (Neurolux) Somehow the only Neurolux set I attended over the five days, how the Hell can that be??? This trio from New Jersey was a real treat, lead … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival Day Three – 3/22/19 (Dentist, Frankiie, Mt. Joy, Cy Dune, Cedric Burnside)

Treefort Music Festival Day Two – 3/21/19 (Liz Cooper & the Stampede, The Suffers, Built To Spill, Black Mountain, Night Beats, Joshy Soul, Hillstomp)

My, oh my… things really got going on the festival’s second day, and reminded me why this has become my favorite week of the year. Liz Cooper & the Stampede (Main Stage) We got some straight up rock and roll grooves to open up the main stage festivities.  Liz can shred, and spent most of … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival Day Two – 3/21/19 (Liz Cooper & the Stampede, The Suffers, Built To Spill, Black Mountain, Night Beats, Joshy Soul, Hillstomp)

Treefort Music Festival Day One – 3/20/19 (The Pan Handles, Eureka California, CMMNWLTH)

The slowest night of this five-day festival still provided some music worth seeing. Thanks to a combination of the weakest lineup of the five days and my Mariners playing baseball games in Tokyo, I knew Wednesday would be the most low-key of the five days.  Here is a quick rundown…   The Pan Handles (The … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival Day One – 3/20/19 (The Pan Handles, Eureka California, CMMNWLTH)