Artists announced for Camp Bisco XII

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Here’s the list of performers so far: The Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, Passion Pit, STS9, Animal Collective, Umphrey’s McGee, Flux Pavillion, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lotus, Boys Noize, Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash, Dillion Francis, UZ, Aeroplane, Alvin Risk, Audrey Napoleon, Baauer, Bear Mountain, Boombox, Break Science, Cherub, Chris Malinchak, Clockwork, Com Truise, Congorock, Cosby Sweater, Crizzly, Dan Deacon, Designer Drugs, Dirtyphonics (Live), El-P, Eskmo, Flosstradamus, Free Energy, Gigamesh, Govinda, Gramatik, Grandtheft, Green Lantern, HeRobust, Heroes x Villians, Indobox, Killer Mike, Koan Sound, Manic Focus, M | O | D, Nadis Warriors, Nick Thayer, Paper Diamond, Party Supplies, Popeska, Project 46, RL Grime, Rubblebucket, Ryan Hemsworth, The Werks, Toro y Moi, Twiddle, Vacationer, VHS or Beta, Wick-It the Instigator, and Zoogma.

Additional details to follow on campbisco.net.

We’ve covered the past two festivals and you can check out our coverage in our archive.

Camp Bisco XI: Day Three Recap

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The dust has now settled as this year’s Camp Bisco has come and gone, and attendees are now faced with the task of adjusting back to into their day-to-day routines. A couple days later, and I’m left with Atmosphere still stuck in my head and a pile of laundry.

Day three of the festival was under the blisteringly hot sun, and what I felt was the hottest day of the weekend. It was hot enough to almost miss the rain and storms from Bisco’s past (but not quite).

I was anxious waiting at the shuttle stop, knowing that Atmosphere was slated to begin in mere moments. I was surrounded by festival goers talking about how they’ve never been to Camp Bisco before when I realized that on Saturday, the festival had day-passes available. As a result, the grounds saw an increase in volume and in security alike. (Sporting a bag that had only the line-up guide, my iPhone and ear plugs, I got to make the “I’m your easiest search of the day” comment over three times; security was not messing around on the last day of the fest).

Hit the jump for the rest of Day 3 recap and photos.

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Recap: WCDB’s 34th Anniversary Music Fest

14 bands took to the stage to help ring in WCDB’s 34th anniversary as a station, providing party-goers and WCDB’ers with two packed days of live music.

It was great to see Valentine’s dressed up for the occasion with balloons and streamers everywhere and more importantly, bursting at its seams with attendees. Special shouts to those who wore birthday hats in celebration of the station’s 34th “WCDBirthday”.


Photo by Leon Ferri

The weekend’s line-up consisted of Barons in the Attic (with the festival being the official release of their new album Turn it Off and Take Out the Battery), Avi Buffalo, The Parlor, Hanslick Rebellion, Around the World and Back, Slaughterhouse Chorus, if Madrid, Secret Release, Ramblin’ Jug Stompers, Matthew Carefully, The Neighborhoods, Brian Dewan, Sgt Dunbar and Titus Andronicus. Wow.

In addition to being rewarded with experiencing excellent music, there was also what seemed like a raffle prize given away on the hour, if not more, and plenty walked home with vinyl and WCDB merch. Thanks to Nicole and WCDB for organizing chaos under one roof this past weekend.

Be sure to keep the merriment going all year long and check out the station; you might even become a regular listener afterall. You can view the schedule on their website and lock in via iTunes or radio dial 90.9FM.

More photos beneath the jump courtesy of WCDB’s Leon Ferri. Thanks Leon!

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Mash-up recap: Primus at the Palace

Primus played at the Palace Theatre this past Tuesday to a sold out audience and we decided to compile a dual review — one from virgin ears (myself) and one from a seasoned (and slightly obsessed) listener, Charlie Vella.

The result is just as nerdy as the show itself was. Check ’em both out beneath the jump!


All photos courtesy of Keith Foote and JamForums

From Charlie:

On Tuesday, I went with my friend Skinny to the Primus show at the Palace Theatre in downtown Albany. Primus, for those of you who aren’t familiar, Primus is a funk/thrash/jam band that has a pretty strong cult following. Here’s a really dorky blog post I wrote about them last summer. Fronted by bass virtuoso Les Claypool, Primus has recently released their first album in 11 years. I’ll get to that in a bit.

Les Claypool has a way about him that really captures the hearts of nerds across America. I think it’s something along the lines of his inability to give a fuck about anything at all in the entire world. That, and his godlike ability to slap out the raunchiest grooves known to man. Droves of nerds flocked to the sold out show (myself included), most of them older guys equipped with band tees and scruffy beards. Vibes were overwhelmingly positive before the show, with strangers saying hi to one another and not throwing a douche-fit when someone accidentally bumped into them from behind.

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