Hard to believe it's already been a week since Summer Camp. It was a great weekend filled with some truly incredible tunes. I could talk about Umphrey's McGee's set with Gene Ween all day, as well as Joe Russo's Almost Dead, moe., Trampled By Turtles, Old Shoe, the Violent Femmes, the Steve Miller Band, Here Come the Mummies, and more.
With less than a month to go until Summer Camp, the hype is really starting to pick up steam around central Illinois. Friends are calling friends, packing up gear, checking extended forecasts, and excitedly awaiting the release of the schedule so they can start planning their Memorial Day weekend at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe.
So Summer Camp has announced a musical collaboration that is sure to go down in the annals of festival history: during Umphrey's McGee's sure-to-be-stellar three-set show on the Friday night of the festival, they will be joined under an alter ego by the one, the only, Aaron Freeman, better known to most of us as Gene Ween, for a set of classic Ween tunes and a few covers (sure to be the most ex
With festival season looming on the horizon, live music fans everywhere are gearing up for the inevitable summer pilgrimages to their various locations, be it Chillicothe for Summer Camp, Rothbury, MI for Electric Forest, or Mulberry Mountain in Arkansas for Wakarusa.
So a couple days ago I posted an interview with Chicago Farmer about his show tonight at the Cowboy Monkey with Acoustics Anonymous and Bones Jugs N Harmony. These three together will make for an excellent evening. In that spirit, I decided why stop at one interview?
Spring time is coming, folks, and with it more music to fill the air. This Saturday night (the 4th), one of the Midwest's finest will take the stage at Cowboy Monkey: the traveling storyteller Chicago Farmer (he will be joined by Acoustic Anonymous and Urbana's own Bones Jugs N Harmony).
Fans of heavy music, rejoice! For many reasons; the glory of the shredding solo, the thunder of the drums, the mosh pits. But right now, rejoice for the coming of Between the Buried and Me and Animals as Leaders to the Castle Theatre in Bloomington this August, with The Contortionist opening.
Summer Camp released the third and final round of artists playing the festival this afternoon, and I have to say it looks to be the best year in a while. After the initial excitement of the big name acts, I was hoping there would be a solid base of smaller groups, particularly bands that are new to Summer Camp; the lineup does not disappoint.