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Treefort Music Fest announced its penultimate round of bands on the lineup, and it's a doozy.

Joining headliners like Animal Collective, Youth Lagoon and Sage Francis will be performances from Portland, Ore., music royalty The Thermals and Quasi. Also, there will be not one, but three sets from local supahstahs Built to Spill, including a complete performance of the band's debut album Ultimate Alternative Wavers. And that's just the start.

Sets were also announced from Camper Van Beethoven, El Ten Eleven, Earth, Wolvserpent, Tartufi and Deathfix, the new band from Brendan Canty of Fugazi. See the complete list on Cobweb.

Treefort organizers plan to announce the final lineup Thursday, Feb. 14, and the show schedule a week or two later.

Also recently announced for Valentine's Day is a release party for Etta, the debut EP from Edmond Dantes, the new project of Ryan Peck and Andrew Stensaas, who run Boise Rock School. That show goes down at Neurolux at 8 p.m and costs $3.

A second all-ages release party happens Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Linen Building, with opening sets from The Dirty Moogs, Hey V Kay and Give Chase. It will also feature a special piece of choreography to the band's single, "No Good So Good," from former Trey McIntyre Project dancer Lauren Edson.

Another recording set to be dropped soon is the Glorious Pop EP from local hip-hop acts Oso Negro and Charles Engels. A sample track is already available on Soundcloud, but the full EP will be released Sunday, Feb. 17, with a special free performance at Tom Grainey's at 9 p.m.

But that's all in the future. This week, you probably ought to head over to Red Room Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m., to catch Bay Area electronic producer Benjamin Durazzo. He has made a name for himself playing sampler pads like a piano, with nimble fingers skating across the different sounds to make live what was once recorded.

Also killing the electronic tunes this week is Boise band Phantahex. The duo's army of synthesizers and cannon-sized monochord make the essential soundtrack to unicorn-riding fantasies and trips into virtual reality. The band headlines Radio Boise Tuesdays at Neurolux Tuesday, Feb. 12. Cerberus Rex and Abadox open. The show starts at 7 p.m. and costs $3.