Posts Tagged: Summer Camp CIT Carmel

Show Review: Rubblebucket in Chicago

I first heard Rubblebucket while road tripping from Boulder to Memphis in 2012.  A friend and I were on tour with Umphrey’s and, since I was driving, he was in charge of the music.  Needless to say, I completely fell in love with this band the minute their energetic sound exploded through my speakers. From… Read more »

Umphrey’s 11th Annual Acoustic Holiday Show: A Benefit for the Kids!

Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee will be showcasing some of their favorite holiday songs, along with some rare covers, and a handful of Umphrey’s originals on December 7th when they host their Annual Acoustic Holiday Show at the Park West in Chicago.  This benefit will raise funds for The People’s Music School, the only… Read more »

TMBTB Recreates Stop Making Sense in Chicago


The Talking Heads‘ Stop Making Sense was a hugely successful concert film that redefined the live music experience in the 1980’s.  While the movie was released almost 30 years ago, the show leaves an impression that will always feel contemporary.  I remember watching the film over and over when I was a teenager, trying to figure out why I loved it so much.  It wasn’t until I… Read more »

Umphrey’s New Album: An Educated Prediction

Umphrey’s McGee has been in and out of the studio for the last couple months working on their newest album due out early next year.  This will be their first studio album since Death by Stereo.  Since then they have developed quite a few new tunes that truly encapsulate the essence of Umph.  There are also dozens of songs fans have fallen in love with over… Read more »

Papadosio Poem

Papadosio is a band with a plan to change the world.  They want their music to inspire people to break down their barriers in order to become engaged with the world around them.  After seeing their show on September 27th in Chicago, I decided to capture the show’s vibe with a poem. Enjoy! engage to… Read more »

Preview: Phish Late Nights in Chicago

This weekend Phish will be taking over Chicago for a three night run at Northerly Island.  With Saturday already sold out, Kuroda sporting a new light rig, and a completely revamped venue, this is bound to be a throwdown!  But the party doesn’t stop there!  Quite a few Summer Camp favorites are playing late night shows all around Chicago this weekend. … Read more »

Interview With Dubstep / Glitch Hop DJ Minnesota

On Friday afternoon at Summer Camp 2013 the good people at Scamp HQ asked if I wanted to interview a dubstep DJ.  I had no time whatsoever to prepare and I was not really familiar with his sound.  On top of that, this was actually the first interview I have ever done with any artist EVER!  Not knowing a thing… Read more »

Carmel’s Scamp 2013 Overview

I could probably write a book about my 2013 Summer Camp experience.  There is a variety pack of blogs I have planned for the future and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite vendors, festy food, and artist interviews with my all my Scamp family. For now, I want to share a video… Read more »

An Interview with Laser Guided Visions, Makers of Hologram Art

Hologram Hat!

Laser Guided Visions is a vendor you just might see at every music festival you go to. They specialize in hologram art in the form of posters, business cards, and even wearable accessories.  Basically, they bring 3D interactive art to clothing so you can showcase these awesome designs everywhere you go. My favorite hologram accessory is the flat brim hat that features the amazing art of Luke Brown or… Read more »

Scampers Define “Facemelt”

“Facemelt” is a word commonly used at Summer Camp Music Festival but it seems most of the general public has no idea exactly what we are talking about.  As a Summer Camp CIT, I thought I might be able to shed a little light on the word’s meaning by asking fellow Summer Campers to define… Read more »