14 Of The Must-See Artists to See at Treefort Music Fest 2018

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Pussy Riot, photo by Sacha Lecca

In addition to featuring an excellent cross section of indie and underground music Treefort Music Fest 2018 is bringing some of the more noteworthy newer bands (Magic Sword, Zola Jesus), classic underground and counterculture artists (George Clinton, Karl Blau, Dear Nora, Andrew W.K., Selector Dub Narcotic, Cindy Wilson, Tad Doyle and Brett Netson and Built to Spill) as well as the kinds of reunion shows (H-Hour, Treepeople and Dirt Fishermen) that you’re not likely to see happen at another music festival. Also, this may be one of the few times you will be able to catch Pussy Riot, the band sentenced to prison in 2012 for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” in Russia. The performance art/punk band performs at El Korah Shrine at 11:25 p.m. on Saturday, March 24. What follows a list of the musicians that should be on your must-see list for the weekend with the links to more information on those artists.

Friday | March 23, 2018

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Magic Sword, photo by Tom Murphy

George Clinton – 8:30 p.m. – Main Stage
H-Hour – 10:30 p.m. – Neurolux
Magic Sword – 10:45 p.m. – Knitting Factory (Main Room)
Dirt Fishermen – 11:30 p.m. – Neurolux
Treepeople – 12:30 a.m. – Neurolux (also Saturday, March 24 at The Shredder, 12:20 a.m.)

Saturday | March 24, 2018

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Zola Jesus, photo by Tom Murphy

Tad Doyle and Brett Netson (improv set) – 5 p.m. – The Shredder
Karl Blau – 6:50 p.m. – Linen Building
Dear Nora – 8 p.m. – Linen Building
Andrew W.K. – 8:30 p.m. – Main Stage
Selector Dub Narcotic – 9:20 p.m. – The Shredder
Cindy Wilson – 10:30 p.m. (also Sunday, March 25 at 3:10 p.m. at the Main Stage) – Linen Building
Pussy Riot – 11:25 p.m. – El Korah Shrine 
Zola Jesus – 12:30 a.m. – El Korah Shrine

Sunday | March 25, 2018

Built to Spill – 11:15 p.m. – El Korah Shrine