Archive for Festivals

Camp Bisco Lineup Released

This year’s Camp Bisco lineup was officially released today. Topping the bill is three big headliners: The Disco Biscuits (with their first shows since Holidaze), Bassnectar, and Skrillex. As Marc Brownstein said on Facebook, “the lineup is deep“, and there really are a ton of great mid-sized and smaller names on the bill. To name a few exciting acts making an appearance, this year’s fest will feature Sphongle, Lotus, Brothers Past, Orchard Lounge, Future Rock, and Amon Tobin.

There is, however, a significant uproar in the Biscuits community over bigger names like Skrillex and Bassnectar appearing at Camp. The complaints are two-fold: first, these large acts make the festival bigger, less intimate, and less Biscuits-centric. Second, the younger ‘bro-step’ fans that these acts bring in are generally unwelcomed by the Biscuits community. It is always hard seeing a small, unified festival blow up and embrace bigger names and other scenes, but the festival is a business, and big means more money for the promoters. Also, by adding big names like Skrillex, the festival makes it clear that it IS more than a Disco Biscuits festival, it is a premier EDM festival that can propser and go on even if the Biscuits don’t.

Camp Bisco Initial Lineup

Camp Bisco Initial Lineup

In addition to this big news, The Disco Biscuits also announced the next Holidaze festival yesterday, which will move from January to December of this year and also move locations to Tulum, Mexico. While the month and location are changing, this year’s event will again feature The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, and STS9. This is big news in the Disco Biscuits community as the band had fans fearing that this year’s Camp shows would be the last from the band for some time. It still reamins to be seen if 2012 will see any other tDB shows, but one has to imagine a NYE run building on the momentum of Holidaze is likely to go down. Check out the Holidaze website for all the details.

Jam News

Hey WTN fans, here’s a quick look at what’s new in Jam this week:

1. Warren Haynes Band Tour

Warren Haynes will hit the road with his solo band for a mini-tour in April in support of his new Warren Haynes Band DVD coming up. Check out this great interview with Warren where he talks about ABB, Warren Haynes Band, Gov’t Mule, the recent Phil shows, and all things 2012.

2. High Sierra Lineup Announced

The High Sierra Music Festival announced their initial lineup this week. Topping the bill is Ben Harper, Galactic, STS9, Railroad Earth, Toots and the Maytals, ALO, Lotus, and Soulive. Take a look at the announcement vid below:

3. Allman Brothers Band Beacon Run Underway

The Allman Brothers Band annual Beacon Run has kicked into high gear and runs until March 25th. This year, the band has decided to open the second set of each show with a special mini acoustic set during which they will dust off old gems and offer new acoustic takes on classic ABB songs. Check out this comprehensive review and setlist from Saturday night’s show.

4. All Good Adds Bands

The All Good Music Festival, which is re-locating this year to Thornville, OH, just added some new artists to the growing lineup today: Yonder Mountain String Band, Conspirator, and ALO are the biggest new names to join the fest. You can check the full lineup here.

5. Phil Lesh Opens Terrapin Crossroads

Phil Lesh opened his Terrapin Crossroads this past weekend with a series of ‘casual’ shows featuring a number of phriends such as Bob Weir, Jackie Greene, members of Railroad Earth, the Bluhms, Mark Karan, Phil’s son Grahame Lesh, and many others. Phil and Friends will have a massive run coming up from March 17th to April 1st with tons of guests.

All Good 2012 – New location, big lineup

The annual All Good Festival is relocating this year to Legend Valley in Thornville, OH, a big move from its long-time home at Marvin’s Mountaintop in West Virginia. The new space is bigger, and is making room for the festival to expand its lineup in size and number of headliners to become arguably the premier jamband festival in the country. This year’s lineup features: Phil Lesh and Friends, The Allman Brothers Band, The Flaming Lips, Weir/Hornsby/Marsalis, Michael Franti & Spearhead, G.Love, Galactic, Sphongle, Mickey Hart Band and many, many, many more names. And this is just the initial lineup!

All Good at Marvin's

All Good at Marvin's

Stay tuned for lots more band to be added to the bill, this is shaping up to be the fest of the summer for jamband purists. I think they’ve struck a nice mix of rock, electronic, and other sub-jam genres as well as a very generous helping of modern Grateful Dead offerings. Kudos to the promoters and organizers for their work thus far, and here’s to hoping the new location is a great success.



Bonnaroo Lineup: Phish, Radiohead, RHCP

The long awaited Bonnaroo 2012 lineup was officially announced today, and as rumored Phish will return to the festival and make their second trip to the farm. Other big acts topping the bill include Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beach Boys, Skrillex, The Roots, The Word, The Avett Brothers, and many many more! Smaller jamband and electronica acts include Umphrey’s McGee, Big Gigantic, Mimosa, Trampled By Turtles, and SOJA. This year’s lineup looks well balanced, tasteful and notably lacks big hip-hop or hard rock headliners so far. Here’s the full announced lineup:

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup

Bonnaroo 2012 Lineup

For Phish phans, this brings great excitement as we finally have a confirmed show on the calendar to look forward to. The big question remains when will Phish grace us with the rest of the summer tour dates? My guess would be that we are still a few weeks out and that dates will likely drop in early March. So hold tight people, and here’s a highlight from Phish’s last B’roo showing to help hold you over til’ then!

Electric Forest Fest Initial Lineup!

This year’s Electric Forest Festival, set to take place June 28th – July 1st in Rothbury, Michigan, announced its initial artist lineup today. The biggest names in the lineup include SCI (3 shows), STS9 (2 Shows), Ghostland Observatory, Girl Talk, and Theivery Corporation. This lineup is yet again shaping up to be a jamtronica fan’s wet deam, and one can only imagine a lot of great artists are still to be added to the bill.

Electric Forest

You can buy pre-sale tickets now at the Electric Forest website. You can check out a full list of announced artists also on the official site or here at Check out a bunch of last year’s shows over at, or YouTubes of the action here.

Upcoming Shows: Phil and Friends in CO

As we turn the corner into February, let’s take a look at an exciting upcoming run of shows going down next month. Phil Lesh will reunite Phil Lesh and Friends for the first real P&F shows since 2008. All the info that’s fit to print on these shows can be found below.

Phil and Friends Broomfield Flyer

Phil and Friends Broomfield Flyer

Who: Phil Lesh and Friends, featuring Warren Haynes, John Scofield, and Jackie Greene on guitars, Jeff Chimenti on keys (just added today!), Joe Russo on drums, and Phil Lesh on bass guitar.

Where: Broomfield, CO – First Bank Center

When: February 16, 17, and 18 (Thurs/Fri/Sat of President’s Day weekend)

Tickets: Buy tickets through TicketHorse here. Lots of tickets left, doesn’t look like these shows will be selling out.

What to Expect: Phil-heads everywhere (yours truly included) have very high expectations for these shows. This is an all-star band and the combination of Warren and Scofield is not something to miss. Expect high-energy, fast-paced, psychedelic versions of Dead classics, lots of covers, maybe some new Furthur cuts, a few Jackie Greene originals, and some surprises as well I’m sure.

To wet your appetite for these shows, and give you a taste of what this lineup is capable of, check out this Phil and Friends show form Mountain Jam 2007 that featured Warren and Sco on red-hot dueling guitars. Or just sample the few vids below from that epic night…

Welcome to 2012!

Happy new year! Stay tuned for a whole new brand of WTN. Here’s what’s got me excited today:






Contact -> Sample official vid

GREAT review of Night 1, the best of the run

Lots more to come, but what I wanna know is….

Camp Bisco in Video

Camp Bisco 9 is just wrapping up after a crazy 3 day celebration at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY.
Words can’t do justice to the other world that is Camp Bisco… To get a taste of the untz that went down this weekend, check out some choice vids below as well as Bisco setlists from throughout the weekend (downloads coming soon). Enjoy!

Reactor (Thursday Daytime Set)

Holy lasers batman! (Sick new light setup)

Little Betty Boop (inverted)

Conspirator late night VIP Tent set

Holy Fuck Late Night

Orchard Lounge Thursday Daytime Set

LCD Soundsystem

More vids HERE

Bisco setlists from all 3 nights (downloads coming soon):

07/15/10 Thursday Daytime Set

Set 1: House Dog Party Favor, Crickets -> The Great Abyss* -> Crystal Ball, The Tunnel -> Reactor* -> Crickets** -> On Time#

* – inverted
** – middle section
# – ending only

MP3 Stream

07/16/10 Friday Show

Set 1: Morph Dusseldorf -> Spaga -> Abraxas* -> Voices Insane -> Spaga -> Morph Dusseldorf

Set 2: 7-11 -> Little Betty Boop1 -> Tricycle -> Orch Theme -> Bombs** -> Sweating Bullets, Naeba

* – inverted
** – 1st time played (new original)

07/17/10 Saturday Show

Set 1: On Time* -> Aceetobee -> Mr. Don -> Pat And Dex, Wet

Set 2: Portal To An Empty Head**, Mindless Dribble -> Shem-Rah Boo -> Knight Rider Theme -> Basis For A Day -> Above The Waves# -> Munchkin Invasion -> Lunar Pursuit -> Munchkin Invasion -> Basis For A Day

* – dyslexic completion of 7/15 version
** – with Chris Michetti (Raq)
# – inverted

Set 1 DL/Stream


iClips to Webcast All Good This Weekend

Continuing the 2010 Couch Tour, will offer up a FREE live webcast of the All Good Music Festival, taking place this weekend, July 8-11th, on Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV. The webcast will run all afternoon and evening on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend and, while the full webcast lineup/schedule is not yet announced, so far we know that DSO, WSP, Keller Williams, Everyone Orchestra, and P-Groove will all be shown at some point over the weekend!

Other possible big names that may appear on the webcast include Furthur, George Clinton and P Funk, UM, YMSB, and Grace Potter. The full All Good Lineup can be found on the festival’s official site. You can catch the live webcast here, enjoy phans!

Update Sunday 7/11 – iClips Fail: After a satelite went down, no All Good Webcasts were able to be aired all weekend until today. Fortunately, the iClips gang has things up and running again and will be webcasting some live and many pre-recorded sets from the weekend. Go here to tune in. Today’s webcast schedule is as follows:

Nateva Festival Webcast Starts Tomorrow

iClips continues Couch Tour 2010 this weekend with live webcasts from the Nateva Festival all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. While the exact schedule is still TBD, likely artists to be webcast include Furthur, The Flaming Lips, moe., STS9, Passion Pit, Ghostland Observatory and many many more!

This is Nateva’s inaugural event and all the great artists are sure to bring their A-Game – don’t forget to bring yours… So grab some brews, some friends, fire up the computer and stereo and get ready to throw down from the comfort of your own home. It’s July 4th weekend and it’s party time people!


—Note to Readers: The PHISH Summer Tour 2010 Downloads Page has been updated with DLs from every show of the tour. First hand reviews, setlists, and show notes on Camden and MPP coming soon—

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