About the Event
Desert psych rock band Treasurefruit, fronted by singer/songwriter Anamieke Quinn, has been a staple of the Phoenix music scene since 2011. The “desert noir” pioneers from Treasurefruit elegantly weave psychedelic rock, western roots, and soulful jazz pop into moonlit dreamscapes of the great Southwest. Their debut album from late 2015 was recorded on reel-to-reel tape and mixed by hand on a vintage desk. Poisonous Dwellers of the Desert offers fresh modern rock, informed by classic elements from Django to Hank to Hendrix. Since its release, the ensemble has expanded to include some smooth horns and doowop girls. Treasurefruit is currently working on its second album and has launched a double-A-side single as a taste of what’s to come. Double Denim (available now) features the fresh and future sound of Treasurefruit in “Pretty Baby” and “Lean A Little Closer” with hard and saxy motorcycle-rock sensibilities. Treasurefruit was included on the lineup at the 2017 and 2018 McDowell Mountain Music Festival with Lettuce, Gov’t Mule, The Shins, Cut Copy, Chet Faker, and more, as well as the first official Lost Lake Festival Afterparty with Kongos. The group’s music is in rotation on Phoenix stations KWSS 93.9FM and ALT-AZ 93.3 FM, as well as KXCI 91.3FM in Tucson. Treasurefruit was also named one of the “Top Ten Female-Fronted Bands in Phoenix” by the Phoenix New Times, and singer/songwriter Quinn was the 2016 recipient of the annual Songbird Award by culture blog Yab Yum Music and Arts.