Freakout Fest 6 is in the books and we were there to capture the best of the best! From singer songwriter showcases to rock ‘n roll to punk to some outlaw country there was plenty for every taste. Check out our Freakout highlights below!
2017’s Outlaw Female of the Year, Darci Carlson kicked off the sixth annual Freakout Festival this year at C. C. Filson. Audience members gathered around to hear her amazing voice and get Wild, Reckless, and Crazy (which is, coincidentally, also a song title from her newest album released earlier this year).
Elizabeth Gunderson played at Filson immediately following Carlson. She played a number of songs off of her early 2018 album, Elephant Heart, consisting of relevant, timely content and heartbreaking lyrics.
Over at Conor Byrne, Danny Dodge brought some 70’s spirit to the fest. With rock n roll music reminiscent of the AM radio days, they put on a really fun show!
Denver-based psych pop band Flaural was up next at Salmon Bay. Their ethereal sounds and colorful set enhanced their soothingly hypnotic music.
Hailing from New York City, Fruit & Flowers brought their psychedelic punk to the Tractor stage.
Chris King & the Gutterballs played their Americana Rock and Roll at Filson. The trio breezed through songs on their newest album, Cocktails, released in 2016.
Our ears were ringing for days after seeing Seattle-based b r a c k e t s at Cafe Umbria! The music was loud and chandeliers were swinging.
With such a stacked lineup, it was hard to decide which bands to make time for. Though not on my initial list, I’m so glad I caught Gymshorts at Conor Byrne! What a pleasant surprise they were. Rowdy and raucous but so dang charming. You could tell the Rhode Island band was having a lot of fun. Their energy was electric and boundless.
One-woman show, Sneaks, had the audience swaying to her beats as she rapped about hard truths at the Tractor.
LA- based Pearl Charles graced Conor Byrne with her soulful rock n roll on Friday night.
Feminist LA rock duo Deap Vally sang (and screamed) their socially-critical tunes to a packed crowd at the Tractor.
Jenny Don’t and The Spurs brought their on point Western outlaw country garage music to Conor Byrne for Freakout Fest 6. With a killer rhythm section, smooth slide guitar, and one hell of a voice from Jenny they proved honky tonk is alive and well in the PNW!