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Summer Camp Music Festival :: 5.22-23.14 :: Three Sisters Park :: Chillicothe, IL
The 14th installment of Summer
Camp began on Thursday at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, IL. The Way Down
Wanderers, Family Groove Company, Cosby Sweater, Nahko and Medicine For The People,
Twiddle, Chicago Farmer, Future Rock, The Ragbirds and Floodwood were among the acts who
performed on the scaled-down first day of the event. Friday offered a full slate of action
among the many Summer Camp stages. moe.'s initial performance of the festival took place
in the early afternoon on the Moonshine Stage. The band continued a long Summer Camp
tradition of debuting new material by unveiling the Al Schnier original "Do Or Die."
moe.'s lone set of the day also featured the rare "Little Miss Cup Half Empty" along with
staples such as "Timmy Tucker," "Jazz
Wank" > "Buster" and "Spine Of A Dog." Both "Do or Die"
and "Little Miss Cup Half Empty" can be found on moe.'s new studio album, No Guts,
No Glory, which comes out on Tuesday.
Co-headliner Umphrey's McGee started their Summer Camp 2014 with two prime-time sets on
the Sunshine Stage last night. The sextet kicked things off with Similar Skin, the
off their new studio album. Umphrey's opening set focused on material debuted between 2001
and 2009 including another jammed-out "#5," which joins the UM Bowl version among the
longest in the band's history. Bill Evans sat in with the group during the second set for
a cover of Funkadelic's "Hit It & Quit It" - the first time UM has played the song since
its debut on New Year's Eve. The seven-song second set was chock full of heavy hitters in
the form of "Hurt Bird Bath," "Out Of Order," "Wappy Sprayberry" and "In The Kitchen."
Umphrey's used the encore to debut a cover of "Driven To Tears" by The Police, which
segued into a "The Floor" finale. Primus, Slightly Stoopid and Blues Traveler were
among the other acts who performed on Friday at Summer Camp.
Summer Camp continues today and tomorrow at Three Sisters Park. Check back throughout
the long weekend for more coverage.
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