Live Review: A Treefort 2014 Wrap-Up

Bands under overpasses, bands in coffee shops, bands in 113-year-old bars and other highlights from the Boise music festival.


There’s something interesting happening in Boise, Idaho: It’s the Friday morning of a busy festival weekend, and the locals are still in town.   The Treefort Music Festival, celebrating its third anniversary this year, is the pride of a changing town. Stylistically, it's loosely related to SXSW, fit with music, tech, film and literature showcases. Seventeen venues share roughly 350 bands over ...   More
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 MARK STOCK

Video: “Stomach Pains,” Gaytheist


No one wants to read that pounding two tablets of ibuprofen after the Big Float could cause severe stomach bleeding. Nor do I want to read any prescription label highlighting the laundry-list of potential hazards that might ensue — drowsiness, headaches, death — if I use any run-of-the-mill pain reliever. I’ve never, however, read a drug label warning me of my potential for spontaneous combustion, ...   More
Monday, July 29, 2013 BRANDON WIDDER

Album Review: Gaytheist

Hold Me…But Not So Tight (Good to Die)

Album Reviews
[PUNK METAL] As the Minutemen’s Mike Watt once observed, a good song title is worth a thousand lyrics. With Gaytheist, that advice is well-heeded: Lest anyone feel fatigued by the bulldozing pun   More
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Exceptionalism

The best local albums of 2012.

Music Stories
Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger   More
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MUSIC STAFF

Album Review: Gaytheist

Stealth Beats (Good To Die)

Album Reviews
[PUNK METAL] A name like Gaytheist is meant to antagonize, and on Stealth Beats, the new full-length from this pulverizing trio, that is precisely what the band does. Armed with a rumbling low end   More
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER


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