My imaginary award for Best Local Performance of Treefort 2017 has to go to the psychedelic space rock outfit Sun Blood Stories and their performance at the Linen Building on Friday night, with a set that, despite being extremely ear-searing and chock full of bizarre sounds and instrumental tones, also came through with ample amounts of charisma and serious left-hooks, most notably their blazing, bizarre, yet endearing psych-rap-rock cover of Beyoncé and Jack White’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” which closed their set out with the sort of consummate charm and audience bewilderment other performers could only hope of one day achieving. It was one of a few sets I caught where the band members and the audience seemed to be competing with each other to see who could be more intoxicated, which only served to enhance the strong feeling of togetherness.
Upcoming Live Performances
- First National Bar (Pocatello, ID) August 30, 2019
- Labor Fest @ The Rialto August 31, 2019 Bozeman
- ALBUM RELEASE! Neurolux (BOI) September 21, 2019
- Off Beat Fest @ The Loving Cup October 4, 2019 Reno