For Friday, March 22 Boise appears to be welcoming quite a few local up-and-coming artists to Treefort. While not as popular as local group Built to Spill (ultimate alternative wavers) or created by the imaginary friend of Slow Magic, these underdogs are contenders. From funky DangerBeard to quirky Sneezzbole, if you’re tired of tried and true pop(ular) culture, these artists are the top ones to check out this year’s music fest:
- Kasher is Boise native now Portland artist Robby DeBolt. His techno/electronic DJ mix music is a must hear. According to his Treefort bio, he will move the dance floor. If you like good techno hit up China Blue at 9 p.m.
- For some smooth funk hit up Tom Grainey’s at 9 p.m. to experience DangerBeard. These five bearded Boise locals claim to bring an ‘evocative and fresh mix of old-school flavor and modern funk to the show.’
- Sneezzbole is a unique local group. With their profile song boasting a British accent and quirky lyrics, Sneezzbole will surely bring a different (and hopefully hilarious) show to the Red Room at 9 p.m. 21+
- Bursting out of their Boise garage, Rollersnakes will bring simple, steady ‘surf’ rock ‘n roll to The Crux stage at 6 p.m. (all ages welcome).
- 2011 start-up Cerberus Rex also brings rock ‘n roll to Treefort, although theirs is a bit more psychedelic. Cerberus Rex is already boasting 88 likes since their summer birth and will rock the Red Room at 11 p.m.
- Apostrophes will bring a traditional collaboration of guitar, drums, bass, keyboard and vocals to the El Korah Shrine for an all age welcome performance at 7 p.m.
- Hit up Grainey’s basement at 8:40 to check out Bonefish Sam and His Orchestra. Described on their Treefort page to be ‘like hearing the colors you see before you fall asleep, after a whole weekend of playing (old) Atari’ (and this description fits perfectly) this group is sure to bring a unique show.