Freakout Fest Day 2 was wild! We had a great time and we know you did too! Check out our highlights below for photos plus show recaps by our photographers.
Kung Foo Grip
Kung Foo Grip opened the Lagunitas stage for an all-ages crowd who had no idea what they were in for. The rap duo hopped all over the stage while dropping expletives for hip hop fans and unexpecting families. I think it’s safe to say even if you didn’t come in a fan, you left with a proper appreciation for their music.
Over at Salmon Bay, Beverly Crusher delivered surging, powerful rock music complete with high octane guitar solos from lead singer/guitarist Cozell Wilson. “Damn, this place actually filled out!” Wilson said about the crowd at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club. “I was getting kinda nervous about that.”
Kitty Crimes opened up night 2 at Sunset with rapid-delivery style rap. From Denver, CO she combines the beautiful with the nasty. Crimes of the Kitty: Volume 2 was released back in April.
Portland based band, The Shivas has appeared in several of the past Freakout Fests and is easily one of the most enjoyable acts every year. There is a hint of nostalgia to their music, which is nearly impossible to not groove along to. They had the Sunset at full capacity for their performance on Saturday night.
Acid Tongue, led by Freakout Record’s own Guy Keltner, delivered high-energy psych rock to a full crowd at Salmon Bay on Saturday night
The Grizzled Mighty
At the Sunset, The Grizzled Mighty, an extremely well polished 3-piece from Seattle ( Ryan Granger – Guitar/Vocal, Joseph Braley – Drums, Jewel Loree – Bass) brought down and dirty blues with a side of fuzz. Ryan climbed the drums and got into the crowd to show off guitar solo skills.
Monsterwatch, easily the rowdiest set of the night, delivered an other-worldly-punk rock experience, pack-full of stage diving, crowd-surfing, loud and funky guitar noises and frontman John Spinney seemingly appearing in all corners of Conor Byrne Pub. The stage could not contain the madness.
Freakout 2018 was closed out by Prism Bitch with a whirlwind of rock chaos. They were just announced as Freakout Records signees in September and brought brightly colored tracksuits and neon face paint to the stage. Punk rock pop stars who tell you that you’re gonna die with a smile on their faces. All festivals should be so lucky to close out with Lilah Rose (guitarist) writhing on the floor of their venue while performing a solo.