Infographic: Treefort Music Festival's Family Reunion

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Infographic: Treefort Music Festival's Family Reunion

Back when Boise’s Treefort Music Festival announced its initial lineup, we noticed something peculiar: half a dozen acts had generationally-themed names. As the fest—now in its fifth year and a certified B Corporation—continued rolling out bands, even more seemed to fit this trend. So with hundreds of musicians and even more fans descending upon the City of Trees today through Sunday for Treefort, we decided to honor these 10 biologically unrelated bands, who could be connected at least by name, with their own illustrated family tree.

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1. Great Grandpa
Who: Alex Menne (lead vocals), Pat Goodwin (guitar), Carrie Miller (bass), Dylan Hanwright (guitar), Cam LaFlam (drums)
From: Seattle, Wash.
Sounds like: If Best Coast was from the ‘90s-era Pacific Northwest instead of contemporary Southern California
Playing on: Wednesday, March 23 at Linen Building, 8:00pm

2. Mothers
Who: Kristine Leschper (guitar, vocals), Drew Kirby (guitar), Patrick Morales (bass),
Matthew Anderegg (drums)
From: Athens, Ga.
Sounds like: Courtney Barnett experimenting in freak-jazz like Joanna Newsom
Playing on: Friday, March 25 at Linen Building, 10:00pm

3. Acid Mothers Temple
Who: Tabata Mitsuru (guitar, vocals), Kawabata Makoto (guitar, synthesizer), Tsuyama Atsushi (bass, vocals), Higashi Hiroshi (synthesizer), Satoshima Nani (drums)
From: Tokyo, Japan
Sounds like: The Flaming Lips covering the Grateful Dead in outer space
Playing on: Wednesday, March 23 at Neurolux, 11:40pm

4. Acid Dad
Who: Vaughn Hunt (vocals, guitar) Danny Gomez (vocals, guitar), Sean Fahey (bass, vocals), Kevin Walker (drums)
From: New York City, NY
Sounds like: The weird middle space in a Venn diagram of The Black Angles and King Tuff
Playing on: Saturday, March 26 at The Olympic, 6:30pm

5. Meth Dad
Who: Tyler Walker
From: Nashville, Tenn.
Sounds like: What would happen if LMFAO met Andrew W. K. and they could only party hard party rock with synths
Playing on: Saturday, March 26 at The Olympic, 11:35pm

6. Fog Father
Who: Bryson Hansen (synths, vocals), David Rosman (guitar), Thomas Burke (bass), Marty Walsh (drums)
From: Portland, Ore.
Sounds like: Bros singing Lana Del Rey while a little bit dazed and dehydrated
Playing on: Saturday, March 26 at Linen Building, 7:30pm

7. Sisters
Who: Andrew Vait (vocals, synths, sequencing), Emily Westman (vocals, percussion, synths)
From: Seattle, Wash.
Sounds like: If Passion Pit had some chill and added honeyed real life harmonies
Playing on: Saturday, March 26 at Linen Building, 8:30pm

8. Brothers In Law
Who: Giacomo Stolzini (vocals, guitar), Nicola Lampredi (guitar), Lorenzo Musto (bass) Andrea Guagneli (drums)
From: Pesaro, Italy
Sounds like: A punk rock-powered Growlers jamming on the Amalfi Coast instead of the Pacific
Playing on: Thursday, March 24 at The Olympic, 9:40pm

9. Stepbrothers
Who: Pat Buckley (guitar, vocals), Taylor Tomita (guitar), Ralph Mugot (bass), Charlie Ritch (drums)
From: Boise, Idaho
Sounds like: If Taking Back Sunday were on Refused-like ‘roids and Diarrhea Planet named all their songs
Playing on: Friday, March 25 at The Watercooler, 7:15pm

10. Western Daughter
Who: Taylor Hawkins (vocals), Cameron Brizzee (guitar), Taylor Raymond (guitar),
Jess Hope (bass), Zachary Sherwood (drums)
From: Boise, Idaho
Sounds like: Modest Mouse pulling a Bon Iver, but in Suburbia instead of the woods
Playing on: Sunday, March 27 at Linen Building, 6:00pm

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