Festival Review: Treefort 2015

Scenes from the fourth installment of Boise's biggest week.

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For a fourth year festival, Treefort is pretty mature. Over a five-day stretch, some 400 bands play about a dozen venues throughout downtown Boise, from impromptu outdoor stages to small clubs and arcades. The lineup is strong, the organization is admirable and, perhaps most importantly, the city loves to play host. The result is a fishbowl scenario wherein bands and fans are constantly running ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MARK STOCK

Help Into the Woods Stay Alive


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When Into the Woods launched in January, I wrote that they raised the bar for the medium of online music videos. Nearly one year and 85 (!) videos later, it's safe to say that there is still no one in Portland—or across the Internet, really—that is doing things quite like these guys. But the collective's original idea of taking a band outside of its natural environment and creating a document ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hosannas Collect Old Nuggets For Hush Records


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Two years ago, before all the hype and hoopla and name change, Richard and Brandon Laws—the brothers and principle songwriters of experimental-pop quartet Hosannas—dropped two self-released EPs. Sparse and tense, filled with just as much open, silent space as analog synth noise, 2008's Gold was one of my favorite releases on the year despite featuring just four songs. The one problem? Those ...   More
 
Monday, February 22, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hosannas to Play Last Show on Friday (Updated)


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From the department of sad news: this morning I got an email from Brandon Laws of local avant-pop quartet Hosannas announcing that the band's show this Friday, July 2 at the Artistery will be its last as a group. According to Laws, two members of the group—keyboardist Cristof Hendrickson and drummer Lane Barrington—are leaving Hosannas "quite amicably to pursue other things." Well, shit. ...   More
 
Monday, June 28, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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