On The Road brings the magic of Summer Camp Music Festival to your town.
This spring we will visit multiple cities across the midwest and beyond searching for the best talent the area has to offer.
Come out to support local artists as they play for a spot at #SCamp17!
SAT Jan 14 Lafayette Theater. Lafayette, IN
SAT Jan 21 Rose Music Hall. Columbia, MO
FRI Jan 27 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center. St Louis, MO
THURS Feb 2 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. Denver, CO
SAT Feb 4 Yacht Club. Iowa City, IA
THURS Feb 9 Aggie Theater. Fort Collins, CO
FRI Feb 10 Redstone Room. Davenport, IA
FRI Feb 17 Canopy Club. Urbana, IL
SAT Feb 18 High Noon Saloon. Madison, WI
SAT Feb 25 The Mousetrap. Indianapolis, IN
FRI Mar 3 Hangar 9. Carbondale, IL
SAT Mar 4 Woodlands Tavern. Colombus, OH
SAT Mar 11 123 Pleasant Street. Morgantown, WV
SAT Mar 18 Kenny’s Westside Pub. Peoria, IL
FRI Mar 24 The Cubby Bear. Chicago, IL
SAT Mar 25 The Cubby Bear. Chicago, IL
Hyryder is a Grateful Dead Tribute Band formed in Indianapolis, Indiana in the summer of 2008 and currently consists of Charlie Morgan (lead guitar and vocals), Nick Neureiter (drums and vocals), Eric Thompson (rhythm guitar and vocals), Scott Jackson (keyboard world and vocals) and Blair Ping (bass and vocals). The band was born out of an intense love and appreciation for the music of the Grateful Dead and a desire to help carry on this rich musical tradition.
Hyryder strives musically to create an authentic Grateful Dead experience, paying close attention to detail. The band routinely performs “monster” 3 set shows, weaving in and out from one song to the next. While paying tribute to the original compositions, Hyryder indeed craft’s their own unique take on the music focusing on extended improvisational jamming. The band prides itself on its ever changing progressive jams and set lists that are unique to each particular show. Hyryder performs multiple night runs without ever repeating any material giving fans an intimately different experience each time they take the stage.
As one of Indianapolis’ best up and coming bands, Hyryder has amassed a dedicated fan base who pack venues throughout the Mid-West as well as throughout the country in key markets such as Denver, CO, Nashville, TN and Asheville, NC. The band has had the honor of “sharing the bill” with an All-Star lineup of artists including Keller Williams, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Emmitt-Nershi Band featuring Bill Nershi (String Cheese Incident) and Drew Emmitt (Leftover Salmon), Tea Leaf Green, Dumpstaphunk (feat. Ivan Neville), Larry Keel, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, The New Mastersounds, Kyle Hollingsworth Band (String Cheese Incident), Cornmeal, Hot Buttered Rum, Papadosio and Cosby Sweater (feat. Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee).
This is Bad Dagger.
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Established in earnest: 2012
Disco, Metal, House. The 3 words most commonly used to describe the aggressive and highly-energized audio/visual experience that is Bad Dagger. Since first coming on to the scene as a group in early 2012, these 2 dynamic and talented artists have impressed and entertained audiences with their creative and unique presentation of audio production and musical performance. Bad Dagger has appropriately been called less of a band, and more closely resembling “one instrument that takes multiple people to play.”
Based in Indianapolis, IN, Bad Dagger is currently comprised of 2 members. Cameron Reel provides live audio production (synths, basses, pads, leads via Ableton/ MacBook Pro) as well playing bass guitar. On drum set and sample pad, Eddie Roodvoets provides an intense and nonstop energy to the music. Extremely danceable and cinematic, this act has a tendency to switch gears without warning, making it possible to touch on a wide array of genres in each set. They make use of this versatility with relentless passion and vigor.
Their blend of musical genres is indeed unique. Nothing sounds like Bad Dagger. Monumental and sublime at times, then hard, dark and anchored at others. A typical Bad Dagger set is certainly wide in scope, touching on elements of Electro, House, Metal, Prog, Funk, Disco, and Big Beat. These elements and more combine in such a way that Bad Dagger leaves each audience member with a sense of having an experience rather than just having seen a concert.
800 lb Gorilla
800 lb. Gorilla is a college rock/jam band based in Bloomington, Indiana. With a rock and roll core, the band pulls together funk and jazz influences to create driving, catchy, danceable grooves. A five-piece band, 800lbG places rock-solid guitar, funky keyboards and sax on top of a drums-and-bass rhythm section. The interplay between musicians takes place on an improvisational plane that harkens Herbie Hancock, The Grateful Dead and Steely Dan.
Originally formed by brothers Mark (guitar) and Daniel (lead vox) Humphrey when they were in middle school, the band has evolved from a hard-rock power trio to a funk and jazz juggernaut. Since that time they have added Kwame Newton (keyboards/alto sax), Brian Carson (drums), and Joe Schweitzer (electric bass). As a group, you would be hard-pressed to find five more competent musicians.
800 lb. Gorilla has enjoyed a warm welcome from music lovers as they have developed their show on stages across Indiana and Ohio. Their fanbase is strongest among their college peers in Bloomington, and the jam band community throughout Central Indiana. They are fortunate to have been invited to play festivals this year including Hyperion, Good People Good Times, JorgStock (Eiteljorg Museum), and Taste of Bloomington.
The band intends to take the musical interplay higher, and continue to reach music lovers far and wide.
CALABASH began as a collaboration between two aspiring singer/songwriters in the heart of America’s music city, Nashville, Tennessee. Having formed the group with a shared determination for performing original music, the duo of Paul Wiemeier and Jarod Heim returned back to their home of Evansville, Indiana. As their music grew, so did the lineup. What was once a simple acoustic duo had become an onslaught of rhythm and melody. After years of gigging regionally and building up a fan base, CALABASH has risen to new heights:
Mainstay at The Hideaway in Louisville
Headline The Mousetrap in Indianapolis
Rock the stage at the infamous Preservation Pub in Knoxville
Play Hyperion Festival, with thousands in attendance
Opened for Grammy nominee artist, Afro Man
Trying to throw CALABASH into a distinct genre or classify them is impossible. Their sound encompasses two lead singers, each with commanding vocals, yet, with pronounced differences in style and lyric. The rhythm and bass will keep you entranced, while the lead guitar will leave you begging for more. Their vast assemblage of percussion instruments is unrivaled and seldom seen with other performing acts in the region. All of these devices course together in what can only be personally described by each listener’s experience. With heartfelt lyrics about everyday life and the triumphs and tragedies within, fans are able to draw a connection between their own experiences and the soundtrack of CALABASH. A flowing mix of rock, blues, reggae, and folk is carefully woven into each original composition. Their musical library is fillled with creative, pulse pounding, body moving songs and each set list is tailored to the venue and crowd to which they are performing, so you will never hear the same set list twice.
“Booking music for a living, and as the owner of Lamasco Bar and Grill, I spend hours on a daily basis scouring the regional area for new music. One of my personal favorites doesn’t require me to look much further than my own back yard. Calabash is essentially Lamasco’s house band, and one of my most dear group of musicians. Their sound blends elements of so many genres, their songwriting is superb, and the sound is pure genius; simply put, they are a personal favorite and a must see for any music lover” – Amy Rivers-Word, owner of Lamasco Bar and Grill
“Many bands haven’t swum far in the rivers, lakes and oceans of Rock the way Calabash has. It makes them sleek and strong with a self-assured intensity that’s one part show band, another part self-examining team of philosophers” – www.songmango.com
“While they don’t care to put a label on the band’s sound, you can safely call it eclectic, the result of a wide range of musical influences…Simply put, it’s a sound that has a little something for everybody” – Thomas Ellis, NEWS4U magazine
“Calabash has become the go-to entertainment in the tri-state. Entertaining the fans and those who are new to the band, Calabash continues to share its determination for great live original music. As a supporter of local music at WUEV 91.5 FM, I believe that Calabash has great things in front of it and will always supply the good times whenever and wherever they perform.” – Paul Mattingly, WUEV 91.5 FM (wuev.org)
“Calabash is a mainstay at ‘Evening on the River’, held each year in June along the Evansville riverfront. The band’s distinct flavor of live music is enjoyable to music lovers of all ages, so it is a perfect fit for this unique event. ‘Evening on the River’ raises funds to support the many parks in Evansville. Without the support of the talented performers in our area, this important event wouldn’t be possible. We look forward to many more years of Calabash entertaining the crowds at ‘Evening on the River’.” – Laurel Meny, Evansville Parks Foundation Board Member
INFLUENCES: Widespread Panic, Grateful Dead ,Ryan Adams, Bob Marley,Band Of Horses, Pink Floyd, Fleet Foxes, Sublime, Radiohead, Robert Randolph, Ben Harper, Phish, Wilco, Moe, Primus, and many others.