Treefort Gets Blast From the Past With History of Boise Rock Showcase

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New York-based, Idaho-born Diedre Rodman fronts The Melting, founded in 1988 and reunited to play Treefort's History of Boise Rock showcase March 19. - BEN SCHULTZ
  • Ben Schultz
  • New York-based, Idaho-born Diedre Rodman fronts The Melting, founded in 1988 and reunited to play Treefort's History of Boise Rock showcase March 19.

A few songs into Caustic Resin’s set at the El Korah Shrine on Wednesday, March 19, Brett Netson stopped for a few minutes to tune his guitar. It wasn’t the first time, and it definitely wasn’t the last.

“If I were you, I’d be fuckin’ pissed,” Netson told the crowd.

But a couple of hecklers aside, no one complained. It probably helped that whenever the renowned stoner rock band got going, it fired on all cylinders: Netson’s mind-warping guitar noise got carried along by bassist Tom Romich and drummer James Dillion’s sludgy, relentless rhythms.

Caustic Resin was one of seven acts at Treefort’s History of Boise Rock showcase, a smorgasbord of old-school Idaho bands ranging from Uncle Tupelo-esque, country-fried rock (Splinter) to funky, upbeat hip-hop (MC Shake) to New Wave disco-metal (The Melting).

“Like a high-school reunion,” said Splinter drummer Michael Rundle.