1. The Thermals : 5 At 5 : Ace Hotel New York

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    The Thermals played a thermodynamic five-song set in the lobby for 5 at 5, presented by Ace Hotel, Martin Guitar and Bowery Presents. Show Cobra caught "You Will Be Free" and an impromptu photobooth sesh with the Portland duo. You can stay informed of upcoming 5 At 5's on Twitter @acehotel. + THE THERMALS: http://www.thethermals.com + 5 AT 5 POSTS: http://blog.acehotel.com/tagged/5A5 + BOWERY PRESENTS: http://www.bowerypresents.com + MARTIN GUITAR: http://www.martinguitar.com + SHOW COBRA: http://www.showcobra.com

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    • Treefort Music Festival 2013

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      I knew nothing about Boise, Idaho. When Missoula based BOYS told me I could tag along to their show at the second annual Treefort Music Festival, I happily agreed. What I didn't remember was that I was heading to the very same festival that caught my eye, through this very site, in 2012. One comment to that article is that more people got off their asses to go to shows in Boise after this festival. I can only see that happening again after this particular weekend. To say it was one of the best festivals I have been to lately is an understatement. Over 200 bands, a dozen venues. Boise, Idaho became a haven for any type of music you could ever want to see. The small venues sealed the deal. It's not a new concept, however, I can assure you that the energy felt here was thicker than what I've felt in a while. It reminded me of the most potent warehouse shows in Chicago. The large main stage, notorious energy killers, even had the vibe of Chicago's smaller street fests like Do-Division. Sure, what we saw in Boise exists many places, but there was a rabid passion for a shared musical experience that made all the difference. We stayed in a house that has DIY shows. Boise's Ditch Tiger calls it home. A living room and a strong ethic to make things happen in exactly the way you want. The right way. The comfortable way. The fun way. Treefort Music Festival engulfed Boise entirely. The El Korah Shriners palace, from what I understand, had never hosted a rock show. Over the weekend, they had some of the best. Built to Spill, Quasi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen. The shriners held down the door and shilled spectacular $5 trucker hats. I bought one. It was a golden opportunity to see a slew of bands I'd never heard of. For it's second year, it all went extremely smooth. They lost a main act with the cancellation of Animal Collective. The lineup shifted. In four days of wrecking myself running from venue to venue, only one band started late. Lines moved as quickly as they could. The security was nice. The staff was overly accommodating, and I didn't hear one remotely negative thing the whole weekend, despite brisk temperatures for the main stage. You have to give it to Eric Gilbert and crew for having the guts to put on a festival with a large main stage in March. It could have been a disaster, but it wasn't. The whole thing is a testament to Boise, Idaho, really. A collective of people who want to do it right. Embedding myself in Missoula, Montana for a year, I'm seeing sides of the country I never would have before. Not just tour runoff from Portland and Seattle, but whole new communities that could and do exist everywhere. Many bands I talked to were having the time of their life. Deathfix, in particular, seemed really happy hanging out with everybody. Talking freely to many of past endeavors of Fugazi, Medications, and Faraquet. I have a bit of video I should have put in here. This 37 minutes surely could have been double the length. I could have edited it for months, but I just want you to see this. I could talk all day about the acts, how much fun everyone had, the love for playing to a crowd that's really excited to be in the moment. As always, I'd rather show you. I think this video captures the spirit of it well. Bands, think long and hard about this festival when booking your spring 2014 tours. If the second year was this good, it's surely something to keep on your radar for the years to come. "Cast" in order of appearance : Dan Deacon http://www.dandeacon.com/ BOYS http://thoseboys.bandcamp.com/ The Walkmen http://thewalkmen.com/ Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band http://mt-st-helens-vietnam-band.bandcamp.com/ The Thermals http://www.thethermals.com/ White Lung http://whitelung.tumblr.com/ Quasi http://www.theequasi.com/ YACHT http://teamyacht.com/ Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! http://theterrorpigeondancerevolt.com/ Deep Sea Diver http://thedeepseadiver.com/ Youth Lagoon http://www.fatpossum.com/artists/youth-lagoon Digital Leather http://www.emptyrecords.com/empty/bands/band_detail.asp?intbandid=131 Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings http://www.sharonjonesandthedapkings.com/ Built To Spill http://www.builttospill.com/ Foxygen http://www.jagjaguwar.com/artist.php?name=foxygen Unknown Mortal Orchestra http://unknownmortalorchestra.com/ Japanther http://japanther.com/ Finn Riggins http://www.finnriggins.com/band/ Little Ruckus http://littleruckus.bandcamp.com/ TEENS http://teens.bandcamp.com/ Camper Van Beethoven http://www.campervanbeethoven.com/fr_home.cfm Naomi Punk http://naomipunkmusicgroup.com/ w/ Ditch Tiger, The Pharmacy, Thanks : BOYS Eric Gilbert Matt Dalley Neil Fridd Emily Kempf Treefort Staff (and their 300 volunteers) Impose Ditch Tiger Dan Deacon Albert Schatz Video by John Yingling http://gonzochicago.com http://treefortfest.com http://imposemagazine.com

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      • Born to Kill

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        • The Thermals - "Born to Kill" (Official Music Video)

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          "The video for The Thermals' new single "Born To Kill" is a dark, brash, and unapologetically violent two minutes of film. Shot in undisclosed locations in and outside Portland OR, "Born To Kill" is the short story of a killer getting his due - in the bloodiest of ways. Co-directed by Portland filmmaker Jeffrey Rowles and The Thermals themselves, this video is NSFW, unless you work for the CIA." - Saddle Creek thethermals.com saddle-creek.com Producer: The Thermals (Kathy Foster, Hutch Harris, Westin Glass) Director: The Thermals, Jeff Rowles D.P.: Steve Riddle Second Camera/Stills: Emilee Booher Editor: Jeff Rowles Asst. Editor: Emilee Booher

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          • The Thermals - Born To Kill

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            The Thermals - Born To Kill from the album Desperate Ground Directed by The Thermals & Jeffrey Rowles The video for The Thermals' new single "Born To Kill" is a dark, brash, and unapologetically violent two minutes of film. Shot in undisclosed locations in and outside Portland OR, "Born To Kill" is the short story of a killer getting his due - in the bloodiest of ways. Co-directed by Portland filmmaker Jeffrey Rowles and The Thermals themselves, this video is NSFW, unless you work for the CIA. Desperate Ground CD/LP/Digital - Out April 16, 2013 Order here: http://saddle-creek.com/store/artist/thethermals/

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            • The Thermals - Brooklyn, 285 Kent 03/07/2013

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              The Thermals playing "No Culture Icons", "Goddamn The Light", "I Know The Pattern", "A Pillar Of Salt" and "Passing Feeling" live at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, New York City on March 7, 2013. http://www.thethermals.com/ http://unartignyc.com/

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              • Here's your future

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                Here's Your Future, The Body, The Blood, The Machine, The Thermals (with movie clips from The Blues Brothers, Dr. Strangelove, Brazil, and live footage of nuclear explosions, the Vietnam War, and the 2004 Christmas Tsunami)

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                • Returning to the Fold

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                  • Pillar of Salt

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                    • No Culture Icons

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