The all-female supergroup Sideboob returned to Northwest String Summit this year for a stellar set of 90’s girl-power pop and good times for all. Organized by Laurie and Katelyn Shook (a.k.a. the Shook Twins), The Shook Twins welcomed Mimi Naja of Fruition, Allie Kral of Yonder Mountain String Band, and a bevy of other badass ladies to throw a sing-a-long party of epic proportions for Sideboob’s set in the Kinfolk Tent. Attendees responded joyously to the performance, drawing a crowd with their celebration of sisterhood that spilled out of the tent and then some.

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These numbers were a product both of Sideboob’s incredibly talented lineup of musicians as well as their set list consisting of feel-good covers of insanely popular material. Running through pretty much all of the biggest acts of their formative years, Sideboob took to the stage and clearly had a ball, and the group’s energy was infectious. From teen-pop divas of the 90’s, such as Brittany Spears and Christina Aquilera, to established stars from the era, such as Whitney Houston and Sheryl Crow, and even one-hit wonders like 4 Non Blondes , the setlist cherry picked from an elite sisterhood of chart toppers.

What began as a spirited one-off show has grown to be one of the most anticipated sets of the entire Northwest String Summit. Sideboob has moved from a gaggle of folks surrounding the smallest stage to packing floors to the point that fans barely able to move, much less dance in the second-largest music staging area. With the level of production we saw this year, including dancers of both genders, costumes, and, obviously, stellar renditions of covers that appeal to the musical DNA of most audience members, there is only one logical step left—the main stage.

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While the NWSS promoters continue to field calls and messages for more Sideboob, our own Rex Thomson captured the supergroup’s entire show, so that you all can get an idea of what the hype is all about! Check out the nostalgia-laden jams below!

“Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey

“Genie In A Bottle” Christina Aquilera


“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston

“Every Day Is A Winding Road” by Sheryl Crow

“You Learn” by Alanis Morrisette

“Straight Up” by Paula Abdul

“Toxic” by Brittany Spears

“You Gotta Be” by Des’re

“Are You That Somebody” By Aaliyah

“Fallin'” by Alicia Keys

“What’s Going On” by 4 Non Blondes