Catskill Chill 2012 Preview
Imagine sleep away camp with no counselors and a bunch of your favorite bands and you’ll have an idea of what to expect at Catskill Chill. Of all the seemingly infinite fledgling smaller festivals, Catskill Chill is the one most likely to become a mainstay. With the hiatus of The Big Up this summer, the Chill is looking like the best midsize upstate fest.
In only its third year, the festival has already proven adept at providing an intimate experience with big name acts. This year is no different with acts running the spectrum from the hoedown twang of Yonder Mountain String Band to the funk onslaught of Royal Family members Soulive and Lettuce. Livetronica is well represented by Lotus, Particle, EOTO and Conspirator. Deadheads can get down to Melvin Seals and JGB, as well as a Grateful Dead set by Brooklyn folksters Yarn.
There’s certainly no shortage of jam scene stalwarts, but the festival also does an outstanding job of presenting the best of up-and-comers as well. Here are some lesser known bands you’ll want to make sure to catch at Camp Minglewood in Hancock, NY this September.
With a finger on the pulse of the freshest psychedelic electronic sounds, from trance to minimal tech house, Horizon Wireless is quickly becoming a mainstay of the festival circuit.
Consider the Source
Though not newcomers to the scene, Consider the Source have flown just under the radar for several years purveying their unique brand of Middle Eastern SciFi Metal Jazz Fusion.
Fresh off a sold out NYC concert cruise and an opening gig for Bob Marley’s backing band The Wailers, these fan contest winners are less folk and more harmonic funky reggae.
This tight-as-a-tiger improvisational funk outfit holds down the burgeoning Rockland County jam scene like nobody’s business.