Porter Ray is a Seattle hiphop phenom.
Porter Ray is a Seattle hiphop phenom. Lester Black

Freakout Festival made Ballard the epicenter of Seattle's music scene this past weekend with two days and eight venues of hella dope music. Freakout Record's sixth annual music festival featured local stars like Gifted Gab, Grizzled Mighty, and Porter Robinson, as well as some solid acts from Mexico City and the United Kingdom. I bounced around between the Tractor, Sunset, and of course the Salmon Bay Eagles Club, failed to see every band I wanted to (welcome to festival life) and snapped a few photos. Here's what my camera saw before it unexpectedly died Saturday night (sorry B.A.G., your set was still dope!).
Jenny Dont & The Spurs at Conor Bynre
Jenny Don't & The Spurs at Conor Bynre Lester Black

Los Blenders at Sunset Tavern.
Los Blenders at Sunset Tavern. Lester Black

This song is about being rich! Gold Casio at Conor Byrne
"This song is about being rich!" Gold Casio at Conor Byrne Lester Black
Los Honey Rockets at Sunset Tavern
Los Honey Rockets at Sunset Tavern Lester Black

Flaural at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club.
Flaural at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club. Lester Black

DJ Veins at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club with the weekends best vinyl set.
DJ Veins at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club with the weekend's best vinyl set. Lester Black

Handsome Jack at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club.
Handsome Jack at the Salmon Bay Eagles Club. Lester Black

Jenny Dont & The Spurs
Jenny Don't & The Spurs

Sneaks at the Tractor Tavern.
Sneaks at the Tractor Tavern Lester Black

Los Blenders
Los Blenders Lester Black

Los Blenders
Los Blenders Lester Black

JusMoni at the Tractor Tavern.
JusMoni at the Tractor Tavern. Lester Black

Porter Ray at the Tractor Tavern.
Porter Ray at the Tractor Tavern. Lester Black

Porter Ray with Bruce Leroy
Porter Ray with Bruce Leroy Lester Black

Porter Ray
Porter Ray Lester black

The Grizzled Mighty getting into the rafters at Sunset Tavern.
The Grizzled Mighty getting into the rafters at Sunset Tavern. Lester Black

Grizzled Mighty
The Grizzled Mighty Lester Black