FEST: Camp Creek @ Indian Lookout Country Club This Weekend

August 25th, 2015, 12:00 pm by Greg
Max Creek

Max Creek

Camp Creek returns to the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville this week for three days of rock ‘n’ roll and all-around festival fun, Friday-Sunday (August 28-30).

The fest is anchored by Max Creek, the pioneering New England jam band that’s celebrating their 44th year as a band. The intimate camping festival also features performances by the guitar duo of Fred Tackett & Paul Barrere from Little Feat, the Ryan Montbleau Band and the Doors tribute band Riders On the Storm. In addition, Camp Creek 2015 features two increasingly popular Nippertown band, Eastbound Jesus and the Blind Owl Band, whose roots-based sounds mesh perfectly with the down-home vibe of Camp Creek.

Unlike many other festivals, the Camp Creek schedule is designed to let fans check out every band on the bill – none of the acts (on two stages) overlap. Attendees get to camp next to their cars on the spacious grounds of Indian Lookout Country Club, which Camp Creek has called home since 1994.

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Festival Fever: Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country Club, 7/11-13/13

July 9th, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg

Camp Bisco @ Indian Lookout Country Club, 7/11-13/13 - See more at: http://www.nippertown.com/?p=99242&preview=true#sthash.vaM9QpFe.dpuf

Camp Bisco is back once again this week at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville.

It’s the 12th annual bash curated by Disco Biscuits, who will be performing six sets throughout the three-day festival. And there’s an impressive line-up other bands, as well, including Bassnectar, Passion Pit, STS9, Animal Collective, Umphrey’s McGee, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lotus, Toro Y Moi, Dillon Francis and lots more.

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Festival Fever: MusicFest 2012 @ Indian Lookout Country Club, 9/8/12

August 28th, 2012, 12:00 pm by Greg
Erin Harkes

Erin Harkes (photo by Timothy Reidy)

The Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville is hosting MusicFest 2012, a day-long music festival on Saturday, September 8 to help save the sports program at the Middleburgh Central School system. They still haven’t recovered from the effects of last year’s devastating tropical storms, and the proceeds will go towards the completion of projects that will help the school system’s sports programs get back on track.

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LIVE: Camp Bisco X Recap [Barre.me]

July 13th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Sara
Camp Bisco X, Mariaville, NY (photo: Sebastien Barre)

Camp Bisco X, Mariaville, NY

This past Saturday I headed to Mariaville, NY to rekindle with Camp Bisco, Northeast’s largest electronic-rock festival. It had been five years since I last attended Disco Biscuits’s musical creation and I found myself in the middle of a much bigger and louder maelstrom. The 10th annual music and arts festival boasted more than 100 performances on five stages over the course of three days and three nights. I was still on the West Coast the first two days but I had the opportunity to take pictures from the comfort of the press pits on Day #3. Roaming from stage to stage I made my way through a sea of hula hoopers and scantily clad youth to snap a few more photos. Read on to find out if Camp Bisco lived up to their expectations (hint: look above).

I took nearly 900 photos with both my Canon 5D Mark II and my new Fujifilm X100 on this bright, sunny, high 80s Saturday. I trimmed that set to 95 shots, all available on Flickr. I divided this material between the attendees and the performers, below. If this doesn’t do the trick, you can also access photos by act types, e.g. all bands, all DJs, and all rappers, or by stages, e.g. Main Stage, Grooveshark Tent, and Dance Tent. That’s OCD right there.

Camp Bisco sold out this year, the lineup had a lot to offer. I was excited to take photos of personal favorite Cut Copy, James Murphy (Special Disco Version), Ratatat, Ghostland Observatory, The New Deal, RJD2, and Orchard Lounge but I realized back in June that none of these bands were going to play on Saturday. If you had the chance to see them, comment away at the end of this post. This wasn’t going to ruin my day for a bit, I enjoyed discovering new bands back in 2006 and expected the same in 2011. Hell, I was even open to get “wobbled” real good.

Click to read the rest ( and view a staggering number of photos) at Barre.me.

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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