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Spring Back to Vail, 4/12/12 – 4/15/12: Grace Potter, Thievery Corp, JJ Grey, Iration

Spring Back to Vail
Vail, CO
April 12-15, 2012



While virtually the entire rest of the country is busy proving that Punxsutawney Phil was once again full of shit when he and his top hat wearing handlers predicted that we would have an extended winter, the folks in the destination town of Vail, CO are still as rosy cheeked as the rest of us were when waiting in line for that 3-D TV that we now realize was an awful buy in spite of its low price on Black Friday. And this past weekend, they all “sprung back” with four day weekend long event dubbed Spring Back to Vail.

These events are becoming increasingly common in the village that skiers flock to when they want to experience some of the best powder and slopes that the Rockies have to offer. Amongst others, the snowboarder’s mecca boasts such events as with the annual Snow Daze and Teva Summer and Winter Mountain Games.

Just as with these other events, Spring Back was based around sport, but not just any old sport… the World Pond Skimming Championships.

Of course there was also music throughout the days and at the close of each night, the organizers brought in quite a diverse bunch: Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (Thursday), Thievery Corporation w/ DJ Logic (Friday), JJ Grey & Mofro (Saturday) and Iration (Sunday).


Click on the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the event by Zach Mahone

(Zach’s photo journey on Facebook)





Camp Bisco V Announces Final Line Up

The Disco Biscuits have announced Camp Bisco V's artist lineup. Joining them on the bill will be The Roots, Thievery Corporation (DJ set), Shpongle (Simon Posford) Twisted, UK, Brazilian Girls, The ITCH featuring John Medeski (MMW), Eric Krasno (Soulive), and Eric Deitch, RJD2, The New Deal, The Benevento Russo Duo, Younger Brother (Hallucinogen, Sphongle/Prometheus) Twisted, UK, Perpetual Groove, The Juan McLean, Brothers Past, Lotus, Pnuma Trio, Benzos, Burndown All-Stars, Psylab, Infradig, Future Rock (Performing the music of Aphex Twin), Orchard Lounge, Elemental Harmonics, Moonbox, Moving Matter, Japhy Ryder, Mike Myers-local 13/XM RADIO, Adam Deitch Project.

Camp Bisco V will take place on August 25 and 26 at Hunter Mountain Ski Resort and Lodge in Hunter, New York (www.huntermtn.com). The festival will take place at the base of this world-class Catskill Mountains resort.  Located only 2 hours from New York City, CBV will feature two stages, over 15 musical acts, onsite and offsite camping, as well as plenty of non-musical activities.  Musical hosts, The Disco Biscuits, will offer up two sets each night of their jaw-dropping electronic rock compositions. Stay tuned to www.campbiscov.com for details and new announcements.

Much like last year, this year's Camp Bisco boasts a family friendly environment, with designated Quiet Camping and plenty of daytime activities for both kids and adults, including the annual Camp Bisco Color Wars and outdoor recreations such as river activities, hiking, golf, and more. This year also includes indoor lodge facilities, outdoor showers and toilets, and a dance hall, for use by festival goers and onsite campers. As always, Camp Bisco V will host plenty of food and arts & crafts vending within the festival grounds.

Not-for-profit Conscious Alliance will be on site at Camp Bisco V to host a food drive to help feed America's hungry. Attendees are encouraged to bring ten non perishable food items in exchange for a limited edition rock poster by JDK Designs (www.jdk.com) – while supplies last – only 250 will be made available!  All donated foods will benefit America's Second Harvest Food Banks' Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York (www.secondharvest.org ). For more information and details visit www.consciousalliance.org

Event details are as follows:
Friday, August 25 and Saturday, August 26
(gates open at 8 am on the 25th and close at 4 PM on the 27th)
Hunter Mountain Ski and Lodge
Route 23A – Hunter, NY