Live Review: A Treefort 2014 Wrap-Up

Bands under overpasses, bands in coffee shops, bands in 113-year-old bars and other highlights from the Boise music festival.


There’s something interesting happening in Boise, Idaho: It’s the Friday morning of a busy festival weekend, and the locals are still in town.   The Treefort Music Festival, celebrating its third anniversary this year, is the pride of a changing town. Stylistically, it's loosely related to SXSW, fit with music, tech, film and literature showcases. Seventeen venues share roughly 350 bands over ...   More
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 MARK STOCK

Idaho Bound

Can the Treefort Music Fest make Boise the next Portland?

Music Stories
When Brett Netson pulled into Old Town Portland for the first time back in the early ’90s, to play Satyricon with his psychedelic punk band, Caustic Resin, he felt like a kid in a candy store�   More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Boise's Treefort Music Festival Announces Second Wave of Acts

Several Portland acts added to bill that already included Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, Joy Formidable and many more.


The Treefort Music Festival is held in Boise, Idaho, but it might as well be considered at least half a Portland music festival. Not just because it's a mere six and a half hours down the road, but because the organizers go out of their way to stuff the bill with Stumptown bands. Last month, the festival rolled out the first part of this year's lineup, headlined by the powerful hip-hop tandem Run ...   More
Friday, January 17, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

Bimstagram, March 30

This week, Portland's biggest music fan checks in from Boise's Treefort Festival—with a special appearance from Dan Aykroyd!

welcom treefort

Bim Ditson goes to more shows than you. Don't feel bad: He goes to more shows than just about anyone. And sometimes, he takes pictures with his cell phone. In this column, we're letting Bim—whom you might know as the drummer for garage-pop misfits And And And—show you where he's been and who he's seen this week, and tell you where to go and who to see in the week ahead. You should ...   More
Saturday, March 30, 2013 BIM DITSON


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