When an established music festival teams up with local organizers to throw an indoor event, the results are absolutely astounding. Such was the case on Friday, March 10th at The Reef when Pirate Party Montana teamed up with Boise local Brando McDonough to throw a festival-esque event that sold out early in the night. A mind-blowing stage design by Dome Vizion, local dancers, live painting, and a dose of hip-hop made this event a huge treat for the Boise music scene.
Even though the show had a late start, Team Bidness warmed up the eager crowd with a fifteen minute hip-hop set that had a groovy island feel. Spoken Bird followed with an upbeat, electro/bass set that featured his original tracks and some fantastic remixes by artists like CloZee. The Reef was packed wall-to-wall with people moving and grooving as Elevated Mind took the stage. The up-and-coming San Francisco artist kept the vibes high with a set that was seasoned with trap, hip-hop, and earthy bass.
To close the show out, a Boise favorite duo Vaporizing Dreams (Eric and Candra Shanks) came on with an uproar of excited cheers from the crowd. They changed up the mood and graced attendees with psychedelic, tribal bass that slowed things down perfectly for the end of the night.
Since art was a major focus for this event, the organizers brought in local dancers Sheradan Magee, Chris Nieves, and a San Francisco-based tribal dancer Liv Lucid to perform for DJ’s throughout the evening. These sensational performances paired with live painting and high-quality stage design transformed The Reef into a mini indoor music festival that Boise completely fell in love with.
If you’re looking for similar festival-style events in Boise, be sure to attend Sensory Illumination on Saturday, April 8th at China Blue downtown. This is a massive indoor/outdoor party that features art cars, fire performances, a Kaleidisco silent disco, live art, and multiple stages. Continue to support Pirate Party and Dome Vizion by attending their festival in beautiful Haugan, Montana July 21st-24th.
Photos courtesy of Brian E. Bothwell Photography