Portland, OR, is one of the most well-represented cities at Treefort 2015. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at full the line-up that’s been freshly announced. Every few lines, you’re guaranteed to see a Portland-based artist. Hell, if you wanted to attend this year’s Treefort and only see bands from Portland, you could probably do that (although you’d be missing out on a bunch of other great stuff). With Boise’s Treefort Fest being a short nine hour drive from Portland, many acts will be making the journey to play what’s quickly turning into the Northwest’s own little version of SXSW.
While we can’t list all of the acts who will be representing Portland at this year’s Treefort, what we can do is give you a list of five acts who you absolutely must catch while you’re hanging out in Boise next month. Check them out below!
WOODEN INDIAN BURIAL GROUND
If psychedelia is your thing, you probably already know about Wooden Indian Burial Ground. A Portland mainstay, they’ve played with massive acts like Built to Spill and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Treefort 2015 will see them bringing their brand of frenetic, psychedelic, garage rock textures to Boise. Definitely a show you can’t miss.
This psych-pop six piece have been a favorite in the Portland music scene for quite a while, and we’re stoked to get to check them out at this year’s Treefort. Blurring the lines between melodic dream pop and heavily textured shoegaze, Grandparents are gearing up for a new record that’s due out this year, so their Treefort set is sure to bring some great new tunes.