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19th Annual Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2018
19th Annual Summer Camp
Chillicothe, IL
Photographer/Writer: Tyler Muir

The unofficial kick off to summer is Summer Camp Music Festival. After it’s 19th year Summer Camp has solidified its name as the premier festival in the Midwest and continues to grow. Having ten stages with music being played on them nearly twenty hours a day, Summer Camp has become a music festival buffet that has something for everyone. Who says you have to be a kid to go to camp?

The unofficial camp counselors of Summer Camp are the boys from Umphrey’s McGee. From stage time to organizing the festival’s kickball game, the band has earned all possible camp badges at this point. Their Friday night set showed why the band has come to the forefront of jam scene. Starting off with, “Maybe Someday” they let everyone know they are not afraid of heights. “All in Time” seemed to have a little extra magic sprinkled on it sounding like an anthem being played across the festival grounds. “Booth Love” had support from Ryan Zoldis and Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce with all the juices flowing everyone ended set one in fourth gear with “Call to Arms”, from the infamous Sturgill Simpson.

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On the scene at Wakarusa Part 2: Big Gigantic and Zoogma (VIDEO)

img_9291.jpgIn this second and final On the Scene at Wakarusa piece, we go on the scene with Big Gigantic and Zoogma. Both relative newcomers to the electronic music scene, they  are taking it by storm and are doing it in a way that is unto themselves.

With Big Gigantic, former Motet member, Dominic Lalli brings, yes a saxophone, into the mix. And with Zoogma’s piercing guitar work and equally impressive knack for melody, both acts are proving that organic growth and instrumentation remains important and has not been entirely abandoned in a scene that is becoming increasingly dominated by laptops.

The very distinct acts are both playing with a fervency and hunger that is hard to dismiss, so we thought it would be appropriate to get their HD perspectives on things ranging from improvisation to exactly what the f**k Zoogma is.


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