Showing posts with label SummerCampFest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SummerCampFest. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Camp Music Fest 2013 Photo Filled Friday Recap #SCamp #SCamp13 #SummerCampFest

The slideshow above features our full set of shots from Friday including the good, the bad and the ugly.   We're sharing them all, just this once, before we break it down by bands, best of, and themes.   That way if you and your friends crossed my path or you're a band fanatic and just can't get enough, you'll get to see ALL the shots.   

We're back from ChiILin' in Chillicothe, with a ton of wet n muddy camping gear we are unsuccessfully attempting to dry in the back yard between ongoing rain showers.   We're also back with loads of great show shots, band video interviews, and fun memories.   It wasn't all sole sucking muck!

Highlights of the Thursday night pre party were: 

a fast fiddlin', folk rockin' set by Cornmeal, with the inimitable Allie Kral.   SCamp was her last weekend with the band.   Look for her in the coming months playing out with a number of bands including Hot Buttered Rum.   You can follow her fiddle playing sparks across America this summer with her new Reverb Nation Page here.    

We've shot Allie a zillion times over the years.   Check out some of our past stills right here. 

For lots more just put Cornmeal or Van Ghost in the side searchbar at ChiIL Live Shows or ChiIL Mama.  I had a chance to talk with her after her pickin' set Sunday and I later gave a mini video interview about Allie that will air on the SCamp site in the near future.   Basically I thanked Allie for not being a Barbie and for being a great role model for girls out there--proving you can be yourself, let your talent shine through and make it in the boys' world of the music industry without being a 90lb blond in mini skirts.   She's a pure joy to see in action and sparks fly when she plays.

The second highlight was a mindblowingly excellent set by Chi-town's own, Digital Tape Machine.   I'm generally not crazy about house music or techno, but these guys can PLAY.   3 words that changed my mind... they.  play.  INSTRUMENTS.   They really got the crowd going and I would go see them live again in a second.  A day later their set was all anyone wanted to rave about in the press room and throughout the SCamp grounds.  Sure they have the requisite mac laptop, but these guys play actual instruments too, for a compelling combo.   Highly recommended.   Wanna check out their sound.   

5 tracks from their Summer Camp 2012 Set and lots more are FREE on their site.   Click here.

Digital Tape Machine is a Chicago-based band featuring Kris Myers, Joel Cummins, Joe Hettinga, Bryan Doherty, David Arredondo, Marcus Rezak, and Dan Rucinski. The digital, yet analog force behind Digital Tape Machine produces a very modern, electronic sound. Often compared to video game music, elements of electronic dance, tech house, dance house, deep house, post-industrial, drum ‘n bass and hip-hop are all woven into a live show. This edgy, danceable music has been met by enthusiastic crowds who are thirsty for more. The band is rapidly gaining momentum from late night festival sets and sold out shows.

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Ian Neville (guitar) of Dumpstaphunk

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:  Dumpstaphunk rocked The Starshine Stage in a late night set, after a brush with death and a sleeping driver on cruise control on their way to SCamp!   Check out our video interview soon for all the details.

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:   The Wailers on The Sunshine Stage

FRIDAY HIGHLIGHTS:  Interviewing Victor Wooten, Artist at Large, and hearing him play with long time fav Keller Williams with his new configuration... More Than a Little.   As if that wasn't cool enough, they played my "theme song"-- Once in a Lifetime, Talking Heads!!   Happy happy joy joy.

Joe Hettinga (Digital Tape Machine), Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGhee), Ivan Neville (Dumpstaphunk)

SCamp is intimate workshops in "the church" where you can get up close & personal with the pros and hear some stellar mashups like this power trio improvising on keyboards!!   *Annual Keyboard Workshop led by Joel Cummins (center)

SCamp is Eco-Friendly

SCamp is Family Friendly

SCamp is Freaky Fun

SCamp is 4 Days of Nearly Non Stop Music 

SCamp is Camping With Old Friends That I Only Get To See Annually at Summer Camp.

SCamp is Weird Coinkidinks, Like Driving 3 Hours Away To Discover I'm Camping Next To A Neighbor Who Lives Blocks Away and Rents From Long Time Friends of Mine!!

SCamp is good people, characters, and creative costumes!

 SCamp is daily doses of Umphrey's McGhee

SCamp is carnival rides, colored lights, spinning hoops--poi balls-- and glo sticks lighting up the night with a riot of color.

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows & our fam friendly site, ChiIL Mama, like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often over the coming weeks and you can relive SCamp13 in all it's fun in the sun & wet n wild glory.   We have loads of photos, video band interviews and more!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Dumpstaphunk & Roosevelt Collier -- Bands on ChiIL Live Shows' Radar @summercampfest #SCamp13

ChiIL out in Chillicothe with ChiIL Live Shows' full coverage of Summer Camp Music Festival 2013.   We're so stoked to see Dumpstaphunk - New Orleans' heavyweight funk collective, performing: 

Friday, 10:30-11:30 pm @ Starshine Stage. 

We had the pleasure of shooting Dumpstaphunk at North Coast Music Fest a few years back, and at their after show at Bottom Lounge.   Now we can't wait to hear their new stuff and catch 'em live at SCamp13.

Dumpstaphunk's set will showcase new music from their forthcoming studio album, Dirty Word, a groundbreaking funk record that features guest appearances by Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Art Neville, Ani DiFranco, Skerik and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers 

We're also pretty jazzed to see Roosevelt Collier, the Lee Boys' sacred steel frontman and virtuoso collaborator known for his lightening fast slide work on pedal and lap steel guitar (he recently performed with Los Lobos at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival--another of our all time fav outdoor fests). 

Roosevelt will be an "Artist at Large" throughout the weekend, sitting in with various acts across several stages. He will also speak on a guitar panel Friday 4-5pm with Anthony Thogmartin of Papadosio, and he'll perform with fellow 'At Large' Victor Wooten for the Victor Wooten & Friends set Saturday 5pm in the VIP Tent. 

Roosevelt Collier's 2011-2013 collaborations: Allman Brothers, ALO, Anders Osborne, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Break Science, Col. Bruce Hampton, Dead Kenny G's, Del McCoury Band, Dumpstaphunk, Elvin Bishop, Funky Meters w/Bernie Worrell of Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, George Porter Jr. & the Runnin' Pardners, Gov't Mule, Greensky Bluegrass, Heavy Pets, Hot Buttered Rum, Ike Stubblefield, JJ Grey & Mofro, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Leftover Salmon, Lettuce, Living Color, Los Lobos, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood, Michael Franti & Spearhad, Moe., New Mastersounds, North Mississippi Allstars, Papadosio, Perpetual Groove, Railroad Earth, Shameka Copeland, Snarky Puppy, Soulive, Tab Benoit, Tea Leaf Green, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Toubab Krewe, Warren Haynes Band, the Werks, Wood Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, Zach Deputy.

Dumpstaphunk To Release New Album, Dirty Word, On July 30, 2013

New Orleans’ Heavyweight Funk Ensemble Hits the Road to Showcase Music from the New Full-Length Studio Album, Dirty Word

“[Dumpstaphunk’s] a band with two bassists and songs that take up the social consciousness of 21st-century New Orleans with supremely danceable momentum.”
New York Times

“One of the hippest funk bands in the land.”
Guitar Player

“There are few bands more adept at high-energy throwdowns than Dumpstaphunk.” 
Glide Magazine

A decade into the formation of Dumpstaphunk, New Orleans’ all-star collective will release a new fulllength studio album, Dirty Word, on Louisiana Red Hot Records/E1 Distribution on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. This summer, Dumpstaphunk—featuring Ivan Neville (vocals, B3 and Clav), the double bass attack and soulful voices of Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III, Ian Neville on guitar, and the monster addition of Nikki Glaspie on drums and vocals—will tour in support of Dirty Word with an album release tour and festival appearances continuing throughout 2013. All confirmed tour dates are listed below and can be viewed on, with additional August/September 2013 dates to be announced soon.

What initially started as an impromptu line-up of some of New Orleans’ tightest players, hand-picked by Ivan Neville to accompany his 2003 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival performance, Dumpstaphunk has become a stalwart touring act since first stepping onto the Jazz Fest stage. Press accolades for the band have ranged from the New York Times hailing, in 2007, “Dumpstaphunk is the best funk band from New Orleans right now,” to Jambase saying, “Dumpstaphunk remains synonymous with New Orleans and anyone from NOLA would be proud to call this their official band.” Bass Player Magazine added, “The colossal low end and filthy grooves they threw down from the Gentilly Stage must have set a Jazz Fest record for baddest bass jams ever.” 

Dumpstaphunk’s third studio release, Dirty Word offers a fresh take and a variety of funk, blues, gospel, second-line, R&B and rock ’n’ roll. The album features special guest appearances by Art Neville, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band (all on “Raise The House”), Skerik (with Trombone Shorty on “I Wish You Would”), Grooveline Horns (“Water” and “I Know You Know”), Ani DiFranco (“Dirty Word”) and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers (“If I’m In Luck”). Dirty Word also marks the studio debut of new drummer and vocalist Nikki Glaspie (formerly with Beyonce’s all-female band), a staple presence at Dumpstaphunk’s live shows since she joined the ensemble in 2011. “We always keep the spontaneity going, that’s something I love about this band,” says Ivan Neville. “We can funk it out with the best of them, but we also like to showcase how all sorts of music can come together and push the boundaries of what funk music is. The whole record speaks to the righteousness of music. We’re not necessarily telling a specific story, but expressing how music makes things right for everyone in their own way. Our fans can feel that vibe and let it take them wherever they need to.”

“We just hope to spread the good word through funk,” adds Glaspie. “If we can create an escape, give people a reason to get down and forget their problems, then we’re doing what we set out to do.” On Dirty Word, Dumpstaphunk re-imagines their genre, holding true to the opinionated, vintage funk of Sly & the Family Stone, The Meters, and Parliament Funkadelic, but with a modern edge.

This April, Dumpstaphunk appeared for their 8th consecutive performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, showcasing new music from Dirty Word for over 30,000 people (Gentilly Stage, 4/27) and rebroadcast on AXS-TV. Subsequently, four members of Dumpstaphunk— Ivan and Ian Neville, Tony Hall, and Nikki Glaspie—joined The Nevilles in a generational “passing of the torch”-style gig on the Acura Stage to perform for 50,000 fans (4/28). Dumpstaphunk also sold-out some of NOLA’s finest music venues throughout the two weeks of Jazz Fest, including Howlin’ Wolf (4/26) for D-Phunk Plays P-Funk, a tribute set in full costume of all Parliament/Funkadelic material. They also sold-out a double-bill at The Maison (4/27) with original Meters bass player George Porter and Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, and two shows at Tipitina’s (4/29, 5/5). 

Prior to Jazz Fest on April 11, Gambit Weekly’s 25th Annual “Big Easy Awards” presented Dumpstaphunk with the New Orleans “Ambassador of Entertainment” award, honoring the band for championing New Orleans music, culture and charity to new audiences nationwide. 

Don’t miss Dumpstaphunk as they headline premier venues across the country this summer leading up to the release of Dirty Word

Dirty Word
Louisiana Red Hot Records
Release Date: July 30, 2013

Track Listing:
1. Dancin To The Truth 
2. Dirty Word 
3. I Wish You Would 
4. They Don’t Care 
5. I Know You Know 
6. If I’m in Luck 
7. Water 
8. Blueswave 
9. Reality Of The Situation 
10. Take Time 
11. Raise The House

Dumpstaphunk's Remaining Spring & Summer 2013 Tour Dates:

May 24 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp Music Festival
May 25 - Martinsville, VA - Rooster Walk
May 26 - Greenfield, MA - Strange Creek Campout
May 31 - Lyons, CO - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
June 1 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club Casino
June 2 - Garberville, CA - Summer Arts and Music Festival
June 6 - Burlington, VT - Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
June 7 - Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe
June 8 - Austin, TX - The Belmont Theater
June 15 - Westchester, NY - Clearwater Festival
June 21 - Cedarburg, WI - Summer Sounds
June 22 - Grand Rapids, MI - Founders Fest
June 29 - Murray City, OH - Family Roots Festival
July 12 - Lone Tree, IA - Camp Euforia
July 20 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
July 21 - Winthrop, WA - Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival
July 27 - Troutdale, OR - Annual Artful Giving Blanket 
July 28 - Palmerton, PA - Pennsylvania Blues Festival
August 7 - New York, New York - Madison Square Park
August 9 - 11 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Swear and Shake -- Bands on ChiIL Live Shows' Radar @summercampfest #SCamp13

From left to right: Adam McHeffey, vocals, guitar and banjo; Ben Goldstein, drums; Shaun Savage, electric bass; Kari Spieler, vocals and guitar.

We'll be there to give Brooklyn-based-indie-folk-rockers Swear and Shake a big ol' midwestern welcome at Summer Camp Music Festival this weekend.

SWEAR AND SHAKE (Saturday at 2:00pm on the Campfire Stage):

Fronted by the guitar wielding Kari Spieler and the guitar and banjo playing Adam McHeffey, the two expertly blend their vocals, melodies, and confessional lyrics. Rounding out the quartet are old friends Ben Goldstein on drums and Shaun Savage on bass guitar. The band was named “Band of the Month” of December by who cheer: “I’ve only seen a few artists bring a room to a hush, only to have their audience hooping and hollering moments later, and these four talented Yankees have joyfully mastered their ability to do so. By the end of the first song, we were out of our seats and upfront. Strangers instantly became neighbors as the entire venue was swept up in the action.” 

Best of Saturday SCamp12 Summer Camp Music Festival Photo Filled Feature @summercampfest @SCamp12 @SCamp13

SCamp12 Saturday

Here's our full photo coverage from Saturday at Summer Camp Music Fest 2012.   Enjoy!   We'll be going dark on line this Thursday through Monday and takin' to the woods, for 4 full days of photo filled coverage of SCamp13!   

*Click here for our exclusive video interview with band, ALO, from SCamp12!

*Click here for loads of ChiIL Live Shows & ChiIL Mama's past SCamp Coverage going back years.

Got rock tots, little folk, house shorties, bluegrass babies or electronica minis?   Summer Camp has a rockin' kids area!   There's plenty of family friendly fun to be had during the day, for offspring of all ages accompanied by their parents.   If we can walk together why can't we rock together?!

We'll be bringing you fresh photo filled SCamp features for 2013.   So check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL... early and often.    Maybe we'll see YOU out there.

Kids Rock...

Seen on the scene from the wagon...

Stairway to heaven.... ?!

All photos are by Bonnie Kenaz-Mara for  

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