Monday, March 26, 2012

Tennis, Of Montreal Cap Off the Treefort Main Stage

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Tennis performs on the Treefort Main Stage.
  • Tennis performs on the Treefort Main Stage.

For the Treefort Music Fest Main Stage grand finale, Denver band Tennis opened up for headliners Of Montreal.

Tennis started off with a set of light '60s-style indie pop. The majority of the show was comprised of tunes from its latest album, 2012’s Young and Old. Tennis’ music is light, catchy and agreeable. Lead singer Alaina Moore’s sweet voice was pitch perfect over the Main Stage speaker system, and guitarist Patrick Riley kept the smooth, charming guitar licks flowing.

Of Montreal took the stage next and launched into piano-driven material from its latest album, Paralytic Stalks. The first half of the set was overwhelmingly comprised of songs from the band's latest couple records. But as things progressed, the band heated up and performed material from its older albums.

Of Montreal had an elaborate stage setup, with flashy costumes, multiple projector screens that displayed psychedelic patterns and extras dressed in bizarre get-ups performing abstract dance moves.

Of Montreal delivers the final Main Stage performance of the inaugural Treefort Music Fest.
  • Of Montreal delivers the final Main Stage performance of the inaugural Treefort Music Fest.

A few songs into the set, rain started pouring, but it only seemed to encourage the band to play harder and the crowd to dance more wildly. Bright light cannons lit up the rain drops, and hundreds of Treefort fans spent the evening dancing together. Kevin Barnes and Co. delivered a perfect Main Stage finale to an event that’s sure to go down in Boise’s history books.

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