Camp Bisco 7 | 07.17 - 07.19 | NY

Words by: Brian Bavosa | Images by: Dave Vann

Camp Bisco VII :: 07.17.08 - 07.19.08 :: Indian Lookout Country Club :: Mariaville, NY

The Disco Biscuits & Snoop Dogg :: Camp Bisco 7
Seven has always been considered a lucky number. From Vegas to Yankee Stadium, that simple, sideways slanted numeral has always held larger than life connotations, expectations and some downright magical rolls of the dice. The same could be said for the anticipation leading up to Camp Bisco 7, put on by Meat Camp Productions, and hosted, as always, by The Disco Biscuits.

Albeit a bit earlier this summer, (the festival is usually one of the last of the season), Camp Bisco 7 found itself returning to its first locale in back-to-back years. Site of many familiar festivals in the Northeast, the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY, has a unique vibe, even before you enter. Patrolled by their very own bikers, the feeling is not much different from what I imagine the Hell's Angels looked like walking the beat for The Grateful Dead back in the day. I should note that over the years of being at ILCC the locals have grown to love visitors, treating us extremely fair and doing an outstanding job of policing the grounds on their ATVs with minimal incident.

If the marriage between The Biscuits' trance-fusion rock and overseas psy-trance was consummated a few Camps back, this year's party was a full blown orgy, including straight ahead rock outfits like RAQ and Tea Leaf Green, as well as the hip-hop samplings and mash-ups of DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist. But what orgy would be complete with some doggy style. And, boy, that's exactly what we got with the Doggfather himself, Snoop Dogg. In my ten or so minutes speaking to him after his set, Snoop even affectionately mentioned (between gigantic, French-style inhales of his blunt, of course), that the girls at Camp Bisco were "bananas." While the scene backstage was like some alternative reality hip-hop video, the only girl Snoop paid any attention to was good ol' Mary Jane. By my count during our interview, Snoop finished two full blunts to his own head with ease and fluidity, while savoring each hit like Tony Soprano polishing off a T-Bone steak.

Also in attendance was the voter registration outfit, HeadCount, who were filmed by ABC's 20/20 for a fall episode. HeadCount arrived with the goal of registering over 350 voters throughout the weekend, while receiving a spirited stage announcement from Co-Chair and Campo Bisco host, Marc Brownstein.

Whether you like it or not, this festival has grown into an elite, one of a kind experience, with many bands as big or bigger than the Biscuits on a worldwide level, humbly agreeing to join in.

THURSDAY

Snoop Dogg :: Camp Bisco 7
The first day of Camp got started with OurStage winners, The Juice, before the Biscuits hit the stage for an early evening set around 7 p.m. With an opening trio of "7-11" > "Little Betty Boop" > "42," the weekend was off to a strong start. Capped off by the old and rarely played "Trucker's Choice," which proclaims, "We just came for the chicks!" The stage was appropriately set for Snoop Dogg to follow them on the main stage.

Strolling out at a pimp-like crawl to a stage littered with giant bongs and pot leafs, Snoop brought his own live band to back him, who absolutely killed. Running through a greatest hits set of sorts, he had the crowd waving their hands, lighting up with him and answering his calls of "What's my mothafuckin' name?" Highlights included "Ain't No Fun" and "Gin and Juice." Even though Snoop asked the crowd if they were ready to hear 311, who he has been opening for but weren't on this lineup (whoops!), he still put on a hell of a show.

Oh yeah, did I mention it was only Thursday? Definitely the easiest night to see it all, I made my way for the first time up to the second stage, which was a huge, white circus tent towards the back of the property. Two things immediately hit me upon entrance. One, the light setup was like none other I have ever seen, flat-out badass and extremely pleasing to the eye, combining normal stage lighting and single tubes that were tilted at an angle to produce a very psychedelic sight. Second, this tent was 200-degrees and the heat and humidity hit you in the face harder than a Mike Tyson uppercut. Pnuma Trio took very little time to suck us into their vortex. Lane Shaw, Alex Botwin and Ben Hazlegrove have come a long way since I first met them when we slept on the same Brooklyn and New Paltz floors when they were first on tour. (For the record, they all now have really nice beds in colorful Colorado). Having seen a bunch of Shaw and Botwin's PA sets as of late, it was real treat to here some straight, danceable fire from the Trio and rediscover how utterly insane Shaw is on the kit as Hazlegrove scattered brains with the keys and Botwin held it down like an anchor.

Following the first of a few sets throughout the weekend from Orchard Lounge, who are always a Camp favorite, one of the best sets of Camp came from Lotus to end the night. Maybe because it was the first night, maybe because it was the fact that the final few thousand people had not arrived yet, or maybe it was the fact that these guys are really fucking good, I got down harder and just managed to get lost with everyone around me to the electronic, rock-infused songs and sounds that is the blossoming flower known as Lotus.

FRIDAY

Mathis & Clark - Tea Leaf Green :: Camp Bisco 7
After riding the highs of Thursday, I was eager to check out another young band I've been excited about seeing again. Jimkata, a unique bunch of youngsters that have some serious chops, played a spirited set for some obvious fans, or those still too confused to go to bed.

Following them was the one-two punch of straight ahead rockers RAQ (who played a shredding version of ZZ Top's "Cheap Sunglasses") and Tea Leaf Green. TLG injected a dose of San Francisco freak into the sideways hat clad crowd, with keyboard player Trevor Garrod sporting some facial hair that fellow scribe and coiner of the term "Camp Bisco," Benjy Eisen later remarked backstage reminded him of a "riverboat gambler."

My first venture to the Hill Stage found Bisco drummer Allen Aucoin and his side project Dr. Fameus onstage. Aucoin not only showcased his DJ skills, but also offered up some of his patented work on the kit with DJ Drizno.

Around dinnertime, the main stage was taken over by the uber-hipsters !!!. The band's frontman Nic Offer wore shorts that would have rivaled some of the 1970's NBA players for "too much thigh," while running around like a maniac and poking fun at the weed-smoking hippies. They were entertaining and reminded me of a modern day Talking Heads, but had me cracking up more than anything else. About halfway through their slot I went to the second stage to catch Eliot Lipp's PA set, which was downright dirty. Probably overlooked since most people were at the main stage, Lipp delivered some hard electro-beats that generated one of the biggest dance parties of the weekend.

Younger Brother :: Camp Bisco 7
Further evidence of the full-blown love affair between music scenes, the East Coast debut of the Younger Brother Live Band, featuring Marc Brownstein on bass, Tom Hamilton (American Babies) on guitar and drummer Joe Russo, who also spun a few sets in the VIP tent for a lucky few throughout the weekend. Simon Posford even took a turn at the electric guitar, another sign of all barriers crashing down between genres this weekend.

The Biscuits continued the flow of things with two more sets on Friday, sandwiching a performance by MSTRKRFT. A set I was highly looking forward to, one half of the MSTRKRFT duo was not present due to an illness. However, the Biscuits' first set ended in grand fashion with Jon "The Barber" Gutwillig absolutely nailing the classical-laden "Thieving Magpie," an always-welcome slice of the Biscuits' repertoire.

The second set opened with the debut of a new tune, "Meditation," and saw them bust out another signature Camp number, "Tricycle," with Barber raising its three wheels to perfection. An encore of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In The Name" saw Aron Magner jumping around like a fucking lunatic behind his keys, and confirming that the Biscuits were not only playing some very solid sets but were having more fun than just about anyone else in attendance.

Late night at the tent saw Jamie Shields and his band The New Deal supersonic swirl the masses into some more sweaty fun. For the real ragers, Telepath played until nearly 5 a.m. The first full day of Camp saw an influx of a few more fans, a rock & roll afternoon and the Biscuits begin to hit their stride, leaving the real fireworks for the final installment.

SATURDAY

The Disco Biscuits :: Sat Night :: Camp Bisco 7
Another aspect unique to Camp Bisco is The Color Wars, pitting fans against one another in several teams, which has the feel of a dyslexic Olympics. I personally was rooting for the Green team, whose shirts sported the logo of their clever team name, "The Sour Diesel Patch Kids." That, in a nutshell, is Camp Bisco at its finest.

Groggy at best, Future Rock thumped the beaten worries back to life with a nice mix of rock and crunk, followed by Zack Hagan, who managed to play on all three stages over the weekend. The early afternoon found me back over at the tent where The Bridge were busting out their patented funk and horn driven sound.

After some more straight ahead rock, the Biscuits hit the stage for an afternoon set that began with a 30-minute-plus "Astronaut." Even during the daylight hours, the exploratory ground this superb take covered reached to outer space and back. The rest of the first set had an old school feel, capped off by a perfectly placed set-closing "Shelby Rose" shining in all of her beauty.

A bit later, another of the weekend's highlights was the Dubwar NYC at the tent. A mix of turntables and freestyling had those in attendance bobbing and weaving along to the syrup-covered beats. DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist then played a mash-up set on the main stage behind what looked like Plexiglass hockey boards. I was really expecting more from these two and was disappointed, even though they had a cool video screen and one cool mix of the Gilligan's Island theme song.

The Egg :: Camp Bisco 7
The final event of this year's Camp saw the hosts step up to the plate and deliver the last of their six sets of the weekend. Set two saw another debut, "Chillin' Briefly," a song that is rumored to mention the Phantasy Tour message board. An atypical, slow but great version of "I-Man" was very impressive while the final set from the Biscuits showcased many of the band's most enjoyable tunes, including "M.E.M.P.H.I.S.," "House Dog Party Favor" and a nasty portion of "Save The Robots."

Bassnectar spun between sets and amped up the crowd well. However, what I will remember most from the last day of this Camp were the two late night shows at the second stage. The Egg, hailing from London, are, simply put, fucking insane. More intense than the SATs and more mind-blowing than an Alex Grey exhibit on DMT, these guys are in a class - make that a world — all their own. If the question was posed, "What came first, the chicken or the egg?," it was answered by this set. The Egg killed the chicken by pumping their sonic madness straight into its beak until it tried to cross the road and got hit by oncoming traffic. Yeah, that's The Egg.

The last act of Camp was 2020Soundsystem, who were also extremely enjoyable, but after The Egg, I just couldn't care anymore. Camp Bisco has certainly grown up in its seven incarnations, and fortunate for all involved, MeatCamp and Bisco made this the luckiest one of them yet.

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Aron Magner & Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
Marc Brownstein & Snoop Dogg
Alan Aucoin & Marc Brownstein
Bassnectar
AmpLive & Bassnectar
The Egg
Benji Eisen & Trevor Garrod
Wigmamas Hospitality Hotties
Simon Posford & Tom Hamilton
Simon Posford
Younger Brother & Friends
Jimkata
Future Rock
The Disco Biscuits

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Thursday

Marc Brownstein - The Disco Biscuits
Jon Gutwillig - The Disco Biscuits
HeadCount in action
Fiction Plane
Chameleon Project
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
Lotus

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Friday

Trevor Garrod - Tea Leaf Green
Shpongle
Strut
RAQ
!!!
!!!
Eliot Lipp
Super Dee's Birthday!
Joe Russo - Younger Brother
LA Riots
MSTRKRFT
Jon Gutwillig - The Disco Biscuits
Magner & Brownstein - The Disco Biscuits
Telepath

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Saturday

The Grimace Federation
Sci Fi
Jamie McLean
Future Rock
The Disco Biscuits
The Disco Biscuits
DJ Shadow
AmpLive
Alan Aucoin - Dr. Fameus
Bassnectar
Bassnectar
The Disco Biscuits
The Disco Biscuits
The Disco Biscuits
The Egg

Continue reading for The Disco Biscuits' setlists from Camp Bisco 7...

07.17.08 :: Camp Bisco 7 :: Indian Lookout Country Club :: Mariaville, NY
Set I: 7-11# > Little Betty Boop2 > 42, Caves of the East > Svenghali3 > Trucker's Choice
# unfinished
2 middle section only
3 ending only

07.18.08 :: Camp Bisco 7 :: Indian Lookout Country Club :: Mariaville, NY
Set I: King Of The World > Rock Candy > King Of The World > Abraxas1 > Rock Candy, Basis For A Day2 > The Thieving Magpie
Set II: Meditation3, Papercut > Spacebirdmatingcall2 > Tricycle > Confrontation > Air Song2^ > Helicopters2 > Confrontation
Encore: Killing In The Name
1 inverted
2 unfinished
3 1st time played
^ with Ruu (Younger Brother) on vocals

07.19.08 :: Camp Bisco 7 :: Indian Lookout Country Club :: Mariaville, NY
Set I: Astronaut, Voices Insane > And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night1 > Voices Insane, Shelby Rose
Set II: Mindless Dribble > Chilled Briefly2 > Mindless Dribble > Crickets3 > I-Man
Set III: M.E.M.P.H.I.S. > Save The Robots1 > M.E.M.P.H.I.S. > Basis For A Day4, Killing Eleven2, House Dog Party Favor> Phantom Pt. II5 > Spacebirdmatingcall4
1 inverted
2 1st time played
3 middle section only
4 completes 7/18 version
5 1st time played (Justice)

Thanks to PhantasyTour.com for the setlist info.

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Comments

scottwr5 Fri 7/25/2008 10:43AM
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THE EGG is INSANE!!!

AZ~*Droo* starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 10:50AM
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AZ~*Droo*

i wanna hear me some egg! and boy jon is getting fat

gmoo Fri 7/25/2008 10:50AM
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gmoo

Very cool :) I can't wait to hear the Bisco's version of Justice's Phantom pt II. They played Justice over the PA before Rothbury and it make me think, "I wonder what it would be like to hear Bisco cover some Justice tunes, cuz I bet they could pull it off well". Looked like a blast.

mackadocious Fri 7/25/2008 10:52AM
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mackadocious

Don't go to this festival unless you really dig electronic music.

The venue is pretty great though. Security might give you that stank eye, but they're cool as hell. I went last year and the weather was fucking scary. 70 mph winds and rain for two nights in beautiful Upstate.

O1Roggae Fri 7/25/2008 10:58AM
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O1Roggae

Barber looks grungy as hell in those pics. Setlists look epic. If you haven't seen bassnectar you definately should check him out, he is the shizznitt. That would have been epic if Snoop sat in with bisco

UseURHead Fri 7/25/2008 10:59AM
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Bet this guy wasn't thinking there were minimal incidents!!!

What concert-goer would turn this guy in? Or was he a d-bag?? Either way, bet he's gone f/ a long time... I feel bad f/ him!!!

http://www.prefixmag.com/news/large-scale-acid-bust-at-camp-bisco-surprise/20182/

O1Roggae Fri 7/25/2008 11:07AM
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O1Roggae

thats the sketchiest thing I have heard in a while. Who in the hell has access to that many hits of L. Someone had to have been a weasel. That's seriously fucked up. Weasels should instead lose their heads. I hate snitches and pussy ass bitches who rat to the Feds? Pigs who make no sense. searchin fools before they enter the fence. This poor L head indeed will do time. But for what? havin L and dough. that to me is not a crime.

lovelivedos starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 11:33AM
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lovelivedos

camp was amazing. the biscuits raged all six sets of the weekend w/ only a few questionable song selections. i was blown away by the first set of saturday. the voices>ladies>voices, shelby was f'in crazy (not taking away from astronaut, it was very good too). the only bad thing to come from camp was the fact that its a shame w/ the biscuits playing so well right now that their not gonna tour this fall and we'll have to hope they can carry over these high caliber shows to nye when they return. lets all hope they return playing as good or better. i wish i was still at camp

pottad Fri 7/25/2008 11:53AM
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Camp was insane as always. The highlight for me was the first set on Friday night, King of The World>Rock Candy>KOTW>RC section was fire. I also really enjoyed the day set on saturday. I was surprisingly happy w/ the Snoop set. U-melt and Lotus killed it too.

1048 starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 12:03PM
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granola Fri 7/25/2008 12:07PM
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What kind of fucking piece of shit festival goer would tell security that guy had that much acid. Hes going to go to prison forever

granola starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 12:07PM
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Im not a big biscuit fan but good article and pics

JRoc starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 12:29PM
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JRoc

I have been Shpongled. This was a mind-blowingly delicious electrified infection of groove known as Camp Bisco. The answer to all questions as to how Camp could rock this hard? As !!! eloquently stated, It must be the Moon. Oh, and 6 killer sets of high octane Bisco, plus florid lotus, thought provoking pnuma, in your face u-melt, rock hearty tlg, doggfather snoop, etc etc etc couldn't hurt either. Telepath late night, MSTRKRFT rain storm, Bassnectar playing Slayer....Oh and that Bisco Friday night 2nd set just killed it (along with all the rest of them). Long live Bisco!!

Lord-K. Fri 7/25/2008 12:33PM
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Lord-K.

Looks like I know the #1 spot for cops and narcs to go next year...looks like it'll me Camp Disco in Mariaville

IrishRasta0420 starstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 12:52PM
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IrishRasta0420

Friday was def the HEAT!!!! The total spine tingler for me tho was early thursday setting up my tent and hearing some loud noise coming from the main stage, watching everyone start running towards the heavenly sounds, and sure enough, Biscuits doing soundcheck 'Home Again' Never had to think twice always knew my home was in paradise' :) Awsome weekend!!!!!!!!!

gregboyer Fri 7/25/2008 01:51PM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 02:03PM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

let the fighting begin!!! Not me tho I Like db music.

Justin Gillett Fri 7/25/2008 02:18PM
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tanqueray starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 02:30PM
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that is CUT CHEMIST not DJ SHADOW. great pictures though.

sleewell Fri 7/25/2008 02:33PM
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sleewell

I cant believe the bikers didn't just take all that dudes L and try to resell it like they were doing at Gathering of the (BAD) Vibes a few years ago. i witnessed too many shady things at that venue in one weekend to make me ever get anywhere close ever again.

TakeTheBus Fri 7/25/2008 02:35PM
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TakeTheBus

The reason people like tDB, stone, is that many people like to dance. They enjoy tension and release jamming. They enjoy song inversions and complex setlists. They enjoy deep bass and loud, fast, peaks.

They also like drugs. But still, nice backhanded insult.

VerbTheNoun starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 02:50PM
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VerbTheNoun

Camp 7 was fucking EPIC. Pnuma and Lotus were disgusting, Biscuits killed it of course. Younger Brother was like Floyd with dance beats, Shpongle was massive, no Prometheus though :(

JenkemJay Fri 7/25/2008 02:55PM
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JenkemJay

Bisco brings da heat

Muffinman1 Fri 7/25/2008 03:20PM
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Muffinman1

STONE, it's the same reason that we don't like you. Because it's fun.

Deucesturf Fri 7/25/2008 03:27PM
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Deucesturf

YES...great weekend, good review, love the backstage pics.

jpostlet starstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 03:58PM
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hahaha Snoop rockin the shocker.....bet he was thinkin fuck tha police when they took his ride!!!!! Spectacular weekend though...loved every single minute of it :) Specially ragin in front of Lorins face during his set....hahaha totally spot my big buggy rage glasses right there in tha front

jesposito Fri 7/25/2008 04:02PM
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jesposito

holy shit! that's alot of cid!! that's fucked up!

lotus' light show looks amazing.

shpongle during the day time? i hope the sun was just coming up when that pic was take.

and Camp Bisco on 20/20?! hahaha i might have to stay in for that one! gotta love it!

n-1 starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 05:54PM
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this festival is right on the cutting edge of where our culture is going, weather you like it or not, see this post http://theunderrated.blogspot.com/2008/06/dont-play-with-me-cause-youre-playing.html as to how i feel about the music community right now, Rachael took what i said to heart here

n-1 Fri 7/25/2008 05:55PM
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biscuits are really generous with having their photos shot though, i hate snapping pics

DubSaw starstarstarstarstar Fri 7/25/2008 10:48PM
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DubSaw

first camp bisco and also first time seeing the biscuits . loved every second. they made me a fan ! all around great festival with some kick ass music ! by the way im in the picture of the crowd entitled the disco biscuits. that rocks !

granola Sat 7/26/2008 12:24AM
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I really hope that 20/20 doesnt focus on that L bust and just does a piece on the headcount thing. If they focus on the bust that would be really bad for our community

jibmonkey024 Sat 7/26/2008 02:09AM
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Snoop I love you dog, but you hafta have your people prep you on where your at. At Rothbury you kept sayin what up east lansing and now introducing 311 at Camp Bisco, hook me up with what ur smokin!! RIP Oregon resident Jonathan Taylor, hope it was on paper and not cubes mang

Flat5 Sat 7/26/2008 06:10AM
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ReeDiddy starstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 12:05PM
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ReeDiddy

Good review. For once jambase sent someone who listens to music and likes to get down to review a festy.

dsawthestone starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 12:52PM
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dsawthestone

very nice review. i love electronic music and cant stand the biscuits, but it sounds like they threw quite the party, wish i could have been there! nice shots too

bottlecap starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/26/2008 02:31PM
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bottlecap

About the guy with the L.....who in the hell brings that much cid to a festival? I don't think it's anybody's fault but his own that he got caught. That's the chance you take.......

HoodooVoodoo starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/27/2008 02:34AM
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HoodooVoodoo

I never knew that there was a country bumpkin in the disco biskitz. Must be tough to score ecstasy in kentucky.

minguslax35 starstarstarstarstar Sun 7/27/2008 06:09AM
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I had a great time at bisco this year. i was dissapointed that this review didn't mention LA Riots though. a friend got me to skip out of younger brother to go see them in the tent. in my opinion, one of the best dj sets of the weekend.

also, anybody know when 20/20 is doing their thing on bisco?

billydog712 Sun 7/27/2008 10:39AM
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Regarding the guy that was busted for selling acid. Nobody "snitched" on him. Take my word for it. Please don't bash your fellow jammers when you don't have a clue to as what happened.

johnnygoff starstarstarstar Sun 7/27/2008 11:03AM
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johnnygoff

1) Vann's shot of Fiction Plane is sick!

2) Bavosa wrote a stellar article covering nearly everyone.

3) Eliot Lipp is the real deal! I'm Glad bavosa captured that in his words.

4) Lotus, imho, has surpassed the genre they themselves helped define.

5) Jimkata will be making waves for years to come.

6) Indian Lookout and Bisco are a great marriage! Hope it continues!

7) it's up to us to police the 'scene'. if you see something stupid going down w/ party favors, step up and do something. Being 'the bad guy' will only last a few mins amongst 'strangers'...

cheers.

jesposito Sun 7/27/2008 11:05AM
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jesposito

please enlighten us billydog...

billydog712 Sun 7/27/2008 03:50PM
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We camped right next to him. Let's just say he happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Anyway... Rothbury was the best festival of the year, and Camp Bisco had to be the best dance party of the year. The late nite dance tent was complete madness!! peace to all.

Candikorn72 Sun 7/27/2008 06:31PM
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The disco biscuits were one of the worst bands at camp bisco, and its funny because it was some of the best sets ive seen them play. The biscuits have no soul to their music and people deffinetly relate to them for the experience more then the music. In my opinion Tribe, any posford project, and lotus are ten times better then the biscuits. Yea they are all talented, but it seems like what they stand for is completely weong and it shows in their music. then again it deffinetly is a matter of taste and preference. other then that little rant camp was alot of fun this year the dance tent was awsome for the egg and the new deal and MSTRKRFT and bassnectar threw down real hard on the main stage.

thedrugsdontwork Sun 7/27/2008 11:37PM
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thedrugsdontwork Mon 7/28/2008 12:54AM
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joda2 starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 07:07AM
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By far and away the best festival of its size this year. i would have to say there was closer to 10k then 5k people there. The music was unreal, the dance parties were next level and boy was the DANCE TENT a perfect solution to last years noise problems.

Cheers to TDB and MCP for Growing this festival to the next level, camp bisco is officially a real deal festival in this country like NO OTHER.

nsafay Mon 7/28/2008 07:20AM
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Any of you big techno/dance/electrona fans at the Panic show in Charlotte this past Saturday? Just wondering what y'all thought of that crazy throwdown Panic did with DJ Logic and Hunter Williams on the turntables for drums>fishwater. It was a twenty-five minute freak out. Really great improv shit.

bubbajohn starstarstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 08:02AM
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bubbajohn

camp raged.

pnuma>orchard>lotus, unbelievable, unrivaled dance party maddness

biscits, tore it up

sphonlge, mind melting

mstrkrft, almost had a heart attack from dancing so hard

the new deal,made my brain explode

torn&treyed Mon 7/28/2008 08:07AM
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didn't even read the article, I like bisco but not as much as others BUT THAT PICTURE WITH SNOOP IS AWSOME...... BISCO FANS MUST BE SOOOO FIRED UP.

RambleOnShelbyRose starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 09:03AM
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RambleOnShelbyRose

I will say that i cant understand the bisco bashing. No soul? who said that i think that bisco is a lot about sould and community. they are one of the most giving bands in the scene. That cid bust is a difficult issue bc so many ppl had that stuff there and to send that guy to jail for life probably is kinda harsh. if it was a lot less i would have been okay with it but it was prolly some competitor who couldnt deal with wholesale prices. Bisco was so nasty. sat second set i was sober as a judge and still enjoyed it. LOtus was the show. tnew deal i loved but i wouldve taken another lotus set. tlg was way better than what i expected. downright good time and i dont like the negativity the people who do their thing do thier thing if our not into it then dont be, where i come from (turkey) they say that tastes and colors should not be disputed, its none of your buisness what i like or do

UseURHead Mon 7/28/2008 09:54AM
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billydog, so far the report I posted sugests fans were involved, you do little to change my belief with what you've posted so far. Why RU so vague w/ your description of what happened? Due to my own past issues, I'm the first to realize that reported news is not always 100% accurate but I would like to hear the "real" story since you were right there, not just hints and suggestions like you've posted so far. Who knows, if you know so much maybe the "true" story getting out might help the kid from living the next (minimum) of 7 years in maximum security prison... otherwise, it's still looking like there were narcs within the Biscuits fan base....

rhythmking starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 10:53AM
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"The Egg, hailing from London, are, simply put, fucking insane. More intense than the SATs and more mind-blowing than an Alex Grey exhibit on DMT, these guys are in a class - make that a world — all their own. If the question was posed, "What came first, the chicken or the egg?," it was answered by this set. The Egg killed the chicken by pumping their sonic madness straight into its beak until it tried to cross the road and got hit by oncoming traffic. Yeah, that's The Egg."

Bravo, very well put, could not describe them any better. But I must say that they are this good due to that fact that they have always been ahead of their time and have their shit down to a science. True musicians and would put tdb out of business if they moved to the states.

WILBUR!!! Mon 7/28/2008 11:00AM
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WILBUR!!!

this story is very true as this guy was an old dear friend of mine. the future looks grim for him. i hope he's ok.

Sixmilliondollarman starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 01:23PM
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Narcs within the community...do ya think? Be smart kids.

freekfreely starstarstarstarstar Mon 7/28/2008 03:21PM
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One of the best times all summer. This is a great little festival, filled with awesome people and intense music. Contrary to poular belief there was a lot of non electronic music that was stellar (Raq, TLG, the Bridge, Snoop etc... ) All theose that hate on this fest or the Biscuits really need to go and checkem out and see how wrong they are.

F the haterz. You are all foolz.

bigchris starstar Mon 7/28/2008 03:30PM
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"Must have been 14,000 hits of bad acid. And I’m sure 14,000 sober people came to the realization that Disco Biscuits just aren’t quite that good without acid. Blessing in disguise, possibly"

haha, the truth hurts, apparently.

cuttyfives Mon 7/28/2008 04:44PM
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Rodney and Leroy are gonna have a field day with this kid.

parkfresh starstarstarstar Tue 7/29/2008 10:16AM
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parkfresh

Amazing festival, 2020 killed it, the egg raped it.

thehurricane23 Wed 7/30/2008 02:01AM
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thehurricane23

To Bottlecap and anyone saying this guy deserves it, eat a dick. No one deserves to be ratted out by some holier than thou punk ass bitches. Or by some drug upped biker gang who wants a piece of his action. I've dealt with bikers(outlaws) and know their M.O. And 14K hits aint that much acid. I remember meeting a Vermonter on a Greyhound and getting a bible (10K hits) with him before Phish played Denver '97. And I didn't know this cat from Adam. I think it was 8 grand or so for a bible, no biggie really. Nothing like the crank and coke the bikers push around. It sounds like the security were working hand in hand with the law. The only good cop is a d--- cop. I'll let you work with the blanks.

thehurricane23 Wed 7/30/2008 02:16AM
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And yo Wilbur!! Im sorry to hear that shit man. Most higher ups in the L trade ARE true warriors of compassion in action. Risking life and limb to make sure the sacrament keeps flowing and heads keep soaring. If it were 14k bunk doses I wouldn't feel sorry for him but it sounds like he was legit. Cops pick on our scene because it's like picking apples from low branches, too easy. Sounds like they had help at Bisco from fans or security one, either way it sucks. Who lets bikers run security, really? Unless you are in on the profits from their drug sales. And what kind of bikers would turn anyone in to the law, they deserve worse than death if thats the case.

WILBUR!!! Wed 7/30/2008 09:28AM
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WILBUR!!!

i don't know much of the ins and outs about this story, as most of his friends didn't even really know about this until i told them after reading this review! I guess that's what happens when you get busted at a "low key" festy on the other side of the country.

mdmaandmusicisheaven starstarstarstar Wed 7/30/2008 10:14AM
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great review i really enjoyed reading it. it brought me back to all the shows :) bassnectar was fucking nasty as hell, shpongle,lotus and the egg threw down like the masters they r. biscuits killed as always. sick camp!!!! p.s. the gilligans island/stairway to heaven mash up by dj shadow and cut chemist was awesome!!!!

headySetList Thu 7/31/2008 08:20AM
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headySetList

speaking of this relix, cross over/everyone trying to be famous. Brian it says on your Myspace that you write for Rolling Stone, when can I see your articles,

if the bikers turned in the guy, i will really have been let down by ILCC ,one of the best things about them being the police there is the utopian, or libertarian rule of respect. it might have also been the dick hired security companies, hired by the other PR company, not meatcamp cw or something. they SUCK,

QuinnTheMightyEskimo Thu 7/31/2008 10:30AM
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This is possibly the most unappealing festival of the summer, for one I will never understand peoples obsession with the disco biscuits. They are surely a fun set to catch but in no way are they a reason to come to a festival. The egg is a damn good band, other than that this line up is fucking garbage. Not to mention upstate NY wookie trash is not my scene.

King Rhino starstarstarstarstar Thu 7/31/2008 12:32PM
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"the only good cop is a d__d cop"

hurricane23? Congratulations, Cupcake ... You are The Weakest Link. I am guessing your mom and dad are siblings, too.

Just when you think you couldn't possibly see a Disco Biscuits fan post anything more drug addled or ignorant ... Someone like hurricane23 steps up to the plate ..... You, my little cockgoblin ... Are quite possibly the dumbest person on Jambase.

Because if there is a God in Heaven ... Someday your punkass or someone you know and love will need the help of a policeman ... And I hope they smile and say "The only good cop is a dead cop, huh? Eat a big bowl of fuck, you human skidmark."

oregonpatms2000 Thu 7/31/2008 06:00PM
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this was my first camp and I had a great time. I am getting a bit older and seeing the scene develop how it did was mind opening for me. I used to be that guy on lot, so I have a lot of sympathy for people trying different things, pushing boundaries, and facing consequences. I have great respect for the musicians who played this weekend, and i hope i can join their ranks in the near future with my own project

thedrugsdontwork Fri 8/1/2008 10:28PM
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thedrugsdontwork

hurricane23 - that is the most disgraceful thing i've ever heard anyone say on this site. it's so bad i had to email the F.B.I. and let them know exactly what you said.

thedrugsdontwork Fri 8/1/2008 10:29PM
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thedrugsdontwork

and i apologize for my previous bisco bashing. i was fucked up and in a shitty mood....

Naima1 Mon 8/4/2008 08:28AM
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Bisco this year was the shizznizzle!!! I can't wait to see Conspirator, Dr. Fameus, Pnuma, GZA, Lotus, and Eliot Lipp this weekend at Trinumeral.

Jeff Kash Mon 8/4/2008 04:03PM
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Jeff Kash

BISCO WAS FUCKIN SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!