by Andrew Crisp
After a set by Boise band Atomic Mama, the Main Stage at Treefort Music Fest became a palace of the weird, pulling in a variety of electronic acts for a day of dancing. Many donned clothing befitting performance art to dance in the audience.
While Portland, Ore. band Wild Ones' tracks weren't "wild" in the stage-diving sense, the sugary sweet sounds of vocalist Danielle Sullivan and the accompanying band provided a much-needed segue to the rest of the evening's acts.
Scott Bromiley of the Australian group The John Steel Singers was elated to be a part of the weekend-long festival in downtown Boise. With a thick kiwi accent, Bromiley belted out huge rock-inspired numbers to the faithful crowd.
But it was Oakland, Calif., band Mwahaha that stole the show. Its blend of traditional rock 'n' roll and new-age electronica created tracks that droned into perpetuity.
The result put Boise's Treefort throngs into submission, the perfect panacea for the evening's major headliner, Of Montreal.