The massive crowds at mega-festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonaroo got you pining for the days when not everybody was a musc head? For ten years, Camp Bisco has been thinning the herd in upstate New York, offering a well-curated selection of independent acts culled from the closely connected worlds of jam band, indie rock, electronica and whatever sub-genre doesn’t really matter anymore since music is free.
But even with a reasonable sized line-up (about 60 acts over three days) and modest attendance (around 15K), you still might need some help planning your days at Bisco. For that, we offer five selections you couldn’t bribe us to miss this weekend.
Had to believe it’s been 12 years since Kieran Hebden began making music as Four Tet, but in 2011 he’s proven himself to be more relevant than ever, releasing a wonderful split 12″ with Caribou before bringing the real heat in the form of his collaboration with Thom Yorke and Burial. The best thing about a catalog as diverse as Hebden’s is the fact that we really can’t be sure what his performance will sound like until we get there.