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Alex Goes to Ireland

Alex Goes to Ireland

Mornin’ gents, I was remarking just yesterday as we flipped between a cricket match and some field hockey against those fooking lamb huggers over in Killarney that I hadn’t talked to my friends in the states in a good while. Life’s just a little different over here ya know? I mean I guess you can’t,...
You Guys. Saturday is Record Store Day.

You Guys. Saturday is Record Store Day.

  Forget about Christmas Christmas. This coming Saturday is the real Christmas (and I’m not talking about the first 4/20 on which marijuana will be legal in WA). April 20, 2013 marks the sixth annual Record Store Day. Over 700 independently owned stores across the US will be participating and you can use this handy...
The Grizzled Mighty: Ryan & Whitney go to Idaho

The Grizzled Mighty: Ryan & Whitney go to Idaho

The Grizzled Mighty: Ryan & Whitney go to Idaho Ryan and Whitney of Seattle rock duo, The Grizzled Mighty made a pit-stop in Idaho on their way back from SXSW. As you can tell, they fit in better than Idahoan’s do. We had so much fun with these guys, I thought I would share some...
Treefort Year Two: Boise Does It Better

Treefort Year Two: Boise Does It Better

Modeled as an emerging acts festival and meant to scoop up artists on the last legs of their SXSW tours, Treefort Music Fest is to Austin’s behemoth as Idaho is to Texas: smaller and maybe with a few more trees. Since its inception, SXSW has become a huge part of Austin’s identity, not to mention its...
Treefort Day Four: In Which Tears are Shed

Treefort Day Four: In Which Tears are Shed

Because what kind of Treefort would it be if we didn’t get a little emotional? Sunday brought a cloudless high desert sky, finally rewarding festival attendees with a day of perfect weather. The day’s lineup at The Crux was packed with Boise natives, Tuck Nelson, Clarke and The Himselfs, and Grandma Kelsey giving the afternoon a...
Treefort Day Two & Day Three: In Which Our Limits are Realized & Subsequently Surpassed

Treefort Day Two & Day Three: In Which Our Limits are Realized & Subsequently Surpassed

It’s already the last day of Treefort and I don’t want it to be over. It snowed intermittently throughout the day on Friday, which brought some cause for concern about happenings on the outdoor main stage. Seattle’s Deep Sea Diver were the first to brave the chilly scene and they got lucky with sunshine and...
Treefort Day One: In Which Musical Horizons Succumb to Accidental Expansion

Treefort Day One: In Which Musical Horizons Succumb to Accidental Expansion

Treefort is upon us! Here are a few highlights from DHM’s first day at the festival. An in-store spoken word performance by Sage Francis at the Record Exchange preceded even Treefort’s official kick off and I can’t imagine a better way to have warmed up for the weekend’s festivities, i.e., by getting real with some...
[Video] Wildcat! Wildcat! - "Please and Thank You"

[Video] Wildcat! Wildcat! – “Please and Thank You”

Wildcat! Wildcat! “Please and Thank You” I have news! 1. Today, Nylon announced that Wildcat! Wildcat! is working on a full-length album and have their first EP, Wildcat! Wildcat!, due September 10th via Downtown Records. 2. I found a video that I’ve been really anxious to see. This video for Wildcat Wildcat’s Please and Thank You was filmed live at...
Treefort Got You a Valentine. It's The Walkmen.

Treefort Got You a Valentine. It’s The Walkmen.

Final additions to the Treefort Music Fest lineup were added today, including The Walkmen, YACHT, Typhoon, and Brother Ali, as well as DHM favorites, Deep Sea Diver and The Grizzled Mighty. These (along with over 160 other bands from this final announcement alone) join the ranks of an already diverse roster of artists that features...
Treefort News / Doug Martsch to Curate Built to Spill Showcase

Treefort News / Doug Martsch to Curate Built to Spill Showcase

This morning, along with another list of emerging artists, it was announced that Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch will be curating a three evening showcase at Treefort Music Fest. The showcase will feature bands like Quasi and Camper Van Beethoven as well as a once in a lifetime weekend of Built to Spill sets....
Pickwick Releases EP (feat. Sharon Van Etten) / Full Length Debut Album Upcoming

Pickwick Releases EP (feat. Sharon Van Etten) / Full Length Debut Album Upcoming

This morning, Pickwick’s Covers became available on iTunes. The EP features three covers that will sound very familiar to those who’ve had a chance to witness the band’s electrifying live performance. Tracks are as follows: 1. Lady Luck (feat. Sharon Van Etten) 2. I Am the Greatest of All Liars 3. The Ostrich Pickwick’s take...
Treefort Music Fest Year Two: In Which Panda Bear & Avey Tare Commence Exploration of the Wilds of the High Southern Idaho Desert

Treefort Music Fest Year Two: In Which Panda Bear & Avey Tare Commence Exploration of the Wilds of the High Southern Idaho Desert

In March of 2012, Boise, Idaho made its first real foray into music festival hosting. Approached with the intention of showcasing emerging artists, Treefort Music Fest featured a slew of bands that call the PNW home and further legitimized itself with acts like Of Montreal, Why? and beloved Boise locals, Built To Spill. The inaugural festival was a...