Festival Fever: Camp Bisco, 7/7-9/11

July 5th, 2011, 12:00 pm by Greg

Camp Bisco

Be prepared to have your mind fried once again, as the annual, three-day summer fest Camp Bisco is on the calendar this weekend, and being as how this is the tenth anniversary bash, you can bet that things are going to be extra super-fine. Host band Disco Biscuits will be performing all three days.

The Indian Lookout Country Club in Pattersonville is once again the site of the festivities. The parking lot opens at 8am on Thursday for on-site campers; 3pm for all others.

The music fires up at 2:15pm on Thursday, and before the grounds close at 12noon on Sunday, there’s gonna be a whole lotta music and partyin’. Sleep? What’s that?

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Guitar Godz of the ’70s

February 14th, 2011, 3:58 pm by Greg

If there wasn’t already enough hot music action going on around Nippertown on the last weekend of June, things just heated up for metalheads and fans of classic guitar rock.

Yes, jazz fans have the Freihofer’s Jazz Festival at SPAC (June 25-26). Folk music devotees have the Old Songs Festival of Music & Dance at the Altamont Fairgrounds (June 24-26). Fans of eclectic music and indie rock are patiently waiting to find out who’s playing at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA (June 24-26). And funk and soul fans are looking forward to Earth, Wind & Fire at Tanglewood (June 25).

But for those who still love the sizzling six-string, fret-melting sounds of days gone by, the place to be on Saturday, June 25 is the Harley Rendezvous Classic at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville. That’s where the Guitar Godz of the ’70s will be ripping it up.

Who? Well, would you believe Pat Travers, Derek St. Holmes, Ronnie Montrose and Mark Farner? All together? That’s right, they’ll each be playing individual sets of their own hits, and then they’ll all join forces at the end of the show, crank their amps up to 11 and rock out to a four-way guitar duel.

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