While we’re all still wrapping our heads around the happenings this past weekend at Camp Bisco, there were a variety of musical moments that left a lasting mark on our dazed and confused experiences. There were several performances that were buzzed about throughout the weekend and still stir up excitement amongst heads from varying fan bases. Below is a list of five sets that left me thirsting to hit future shows from these artists.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
I’ve only known of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong by seeing the band billed on lineups each year, and I’m so happy I finally got the chance to catch the group play Friday afternoon at the Above The Waves stage. The band had an electrifying stage presence, making those passing by to hit the waterpark slides stick around the stage a while longer. Jeremy Schon on lead guitar had exceptional guitar and dance skills that were addictive to listen and watch. We will definitely be hearing more from this band as they embark on an extensive US tour for the remainder of the summer.
Playing a DJ set Friday evening at sunset, Emancipator immersed the audience in ethereal music. Whether Emancipator is playing with the ensemble or on the decks, the artists are exceptional at conveying their earthly, uplifting energy. It’s rare to experience DJ sets where all worries of the world are washed away by hearing such a soothing performance, but Emancipator quite literally emancipates your stresses and puts you in tune with the beauty of music and life.
The Floozies are always a perfect addition to any festival lineup, as the duo fuses styles of jam, funk, and bass into their undeniably catchy performance. The duo didn’t miss a single beat as they played out a variety of original music in their catalog as well as a special rendition of The Office theme song in homage to Bisco’s location in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
If there’s any testament to the fact that Bassnectar has helped inspire thousands tap into their creative callings and forge everlasting bonds, it’s evident in the gaining momentum of the Brightside Movement. In just two years, Brightside has gone from playing the smallest of stages to attaining two primetime slots on the biggest night of music at one of the nation’s most popular music festivals. What’s stayed consistent is the tight-knit crew that’s present at every Brightside show with the best vibes one can ask for. Brightside’s set before Bassnectar was the perfect blend of high-end energy and low-end wompiness. The artist is undeniably fostering the bonds and shared love that a musical following can manifest.
Is it possible to accurately put into words the kind of performance that Tipper puts on? Tipper’s Bisco set unleashed dozens of unreleased uptempo tunes that are mind-bogglingly scrumptious. Jonathan Singer‘s live visuals complimented the extraterrestrial sounds perfectly, putting the viewer into an immersive audio-visual trip that blasts you off this Earth. Keep in mind that this was an uptempo set from Tipper. His downtempo, ambient, and journey (downtempo that transitions to uptempo) sets are unique experiences in themselves. At Camp Bisco we truly only experienced just the Tip.