KEXP Suggests: Treefort Music Fest 2015 3/25-3/29

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Susan Hood

The name says it all with Boise's Treefort Music Fest — think intimate clubhouse, and since this is the Northwest, think very big tree. The line-up is tremendous: not just national acts, such as Foxygen, TV on the Radio, Viet Cong, Rubblebucket, Trampled by Turtles, and hometown heroes Built to Spill, but emerging artists from Boise and beyond, with an emphasis on the Northwest. Treehouse Music Fest's main street locale conjures up comparisons to SXSW, and the regional representation brings to mind Raleigh's defunct Troika music festival, influences noted by Treehouse Music Fest organizers. In addition to the staggering amount of music, movies, panels, and discussions abound at Treefort Film Festival, Hackfort, Comedyfort, Storyfort, and Performancefort. Decompress between shows at Yogafort, Alefort, and Skatefort, and Kidfort. As well as two unannounced, bonus secret shows featuring one or more Treefort artists? Shut the fort up.

The festival runs Wednesday, March 25, through Sunday, March 29. 5-Day, Zip Line, and Secret Handshake passes are currently available for purchase here. Read KEXP festival reviews from 2013 and 2012, and previous 2015 announcements.

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