Phuzz-y Memories

by Ryan Snyder

The third Phuzz Phest this past weekend in Winston- Salem proved to be much more than just a mouthwatering indie rock charcuterie. New acts like Wilde Blood conquered their nerves rather emphatically; Ari Picker gave his folk orchestra Lost In the Trees a Freewheelin’ electric makeover; Mount Moriah revealed an ACC basketball allegiance that’s as awesomely glib as they come; and attendees were wooed by copious amounts of that smooth, smooth jazz in between sets. Though the weather offered an unwelcome impediment to come of the best music, Thursday’s snow and Saturday’s sunshine offered parameters as eclectic as the music itself.