Our writers share some of their favorite indie and local music tracks in a mix tape format and discuss each track with the listener.
Interview – McKenna Esteb – Treefort 9
After five days of Treefort Music Fest, we caught up with up-and-coming Boise artist McKenna Esteb to discuss core memories, influences, her first EP, where music is headed, and more!
Interview – Slurm Flirty Worm – Treefort 9
Treefort Music Fest 2020 2021, or Treefort number nine, was a culmination of years of planning in the face of a global pandemic. For both event organizers, fans, and artists, it was a festival unlike any we could expect. Being mindful of social distance, wearing masks, we caught up with Idaho’s own punk-creative/semi-nerd-rock Slurm Flirty […]
Interview – Smokey Brights– Treefort 9
In the midst of Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, a music festival nearly two-years in the making, standing on uncertainty in a global pandemic, we caught up (socially distanced and masked of course) with Seattle’s alt-pop/dream rockers Smokey Brights to discuss what it means to be playing live again, releasing an album in 2020, […]
Mixtape Episode 44: Stacking Humans
This week we take on the challenge of discussing bands in the “lower print” of music festivals, and Greg gives his “dos and don’ts” of concert behavior. We ask: Can you really play the “what bands do you want to book?” game and come up with our own, completely unique, music festival. Bands as part […]
Mixtape Episode 43: Dieter Meier's Flugelhorn
It’s the Ska Episode! This week the guys discuss Chuck Mangione, the Year That Shall Not Be Named, Pick It Up! – Ska in the 90s, Bad Time Records, and “Skaboom!: An American Ska and Reggae Oral History” (sense a pattern?) Ska episode tracks include: Jeff Rosenstock – Leave it In the Ska [26:30 – […]
Mixtape Episode 42: There's Our Pauls
This week we discuss two music festivals occurring within six months, breakbeat, the light at the end of the longlonglong darkness, and a little Barry Allen. Tracks we dive into: Pocket Protection – Paul P Sure [7:58 – 21:51] Paul Jacobs – Day to Day [21:52 – 32:14] Hotel California – Soothe My Soul [32:15 […]