Sometimes, you just gotta get off the beaten track, forge your own way through the indie jungle, forget the mainstream and travel by creek, or maybe groundwater? Luckily, Treefort is home to many an unknown band and artist.
The Red Room (21+)
Pony Village has a distinct nostalgic feel to their music. The Portland-based quintet uses that to their advantage, hacking into I-remember-when and The Good Old Days-type feelings with their magic-infused lyrics.
Psych-Folk five-piece band Hallowed Oak provides the perfect music to feel like a teenager on a road trip in a Wes Anderson movie — and I mean that in the good way. The plunk of the guitars and the whine of the violin help promote the hazy feeling of a long evening drive in August.
Lionsweb’s Facebook reads “let’s shake souls together” and that’s what she does — makes her audience feel connected to her and want to dance with her. Although she may seem delicate, her bold voice and magnetic personality soon put misconceptions to rest.
Pengilly’s Saloon (21+)
The Jackalope Saints
With all the soul of the fiddle, the harmonica, and stand-up bass, the classic sound of a guitar, the oddity of the accordion and mandolin, and the smooth, story-teller quality of singer Clinton Herrick’s voice, The Jackalope Saints sing of desert devils, lost women, and demons. Their songs burst with cowboy mythology and desert magic.
Shades is a local quartet playing spacey, dream-music. The floaty synths, grounding drums, and mellow vocals make them a feel-good space-band.