Phase 2 of Scamp19 Lineup is Wholesome AF
Posted on March 13 2019
At 75 days out, Summer Camp Music Festival made their second artist announcement for their Memorial Day weekend rager. Including two new headliners, more than 40 bands, producers, and DJs were added to the diverse jam band fest. While Grassroots both sponsors and vends in the Forest at this festival, we also know a thing or two about good music. Here’s who we’re most excited to see from the Phase 2 artist announcement (full lineup at the end).
STS9, an artist who Grassroots prides itself in collaborating with, has secured a headlining spot for 2019! Last year’s STS9 set was, as some describe, “the best STS9 set ever,” so the bar is definitely set high for the 5-piece electro-band who absolutely slays, rain or shine. If you remember Scamp16 or North Coast Music Festival 2017, you know how epic Sound Tribe can be in the rain. Nothing compares to Alana Rocklin centerstage when it’s raining cats and dogs, and her hair is blowing backward and the lights hit the raindrops just right. In the event of rain, just swing by our booth for some Grassroots rain gear or a cheap poncho and you’ll be all set!
Prepare for DOOM! Also added to Scamp19’s lineup is Doom Flamingo: a rising band self-described as a “synth-wave beast” with “Miami Beach poolside lounge-vibes” and a “ Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde element”. Just listen to “Domingo’s Drive” to hear what they mean. The six-piece band from South Carolina features Thomas Kenney on guitar, Mike Quinn on saxophone, Kanika Moore on vocals, Ross Bogan on keys, Stu White on drums, and Ryan Stasik, of Umphrey’s McGee, on bass guitar.
Doom Flamingo has been producing and touring for just over a year and a half and has been working on their own comic book! Super stoked to catch this band in Chillicothe, as well as all 6 Umphrey’s McGee sets. We interviewed drummer, Stu White, with Ross Bogan and Mike Quinn this week on our new Twitch channel will be posting a recap soon! Peep the interview broadcast here. To catch our G-Sprout Journal Interview with the bassist, Ryan Stasik, from 2017, peep our archived blog posts here.
Cofresi, Chicagoland drummer and percussionist, is also a must-see returning to Three Sisters Park this year! Just listen to any of his flips: GOTYE’s, “Somebody That I Used To Know”, Manic Focus’, “Stronger”, Daft Punk’s “H.B.F.S.”, or Zhu x Skrillex x THEY’s “Working For It”. Really, all of his Soundcloud mixes get us jacked up. With a whole collection of original work as well, this talented musician is an excellent addition to Scamp19’s lineup. Maybe we’ll hear “Gold” live since Probcause will also be there? One can only hope.
Speaking of Probcause… Junkyard Samurai, a collaborative featuring Chicago-based hip-hop/rap artists Probcause and The Palmer Squares, will be making their formal festival debut at Scamp this year. Both of these lyricist legends have successful independent projects and collaborate with artists such as Griz, Gramatik (also on the lineup this year!), and Chance the Rapper. They make one hell of a team together, though! Their music video “Hall of Famers” has over 37K views but our favorite new song, Smoke and Fuck, has over 115K plays on Spotify. We’re definitely looking forward energy and insane vocals live.
Our Grassroots Chicago team had the pleasure of vending at Wintercamp Music Festival this February where two bands brought new sounds and good vibes to the stage: Exmag and Dizgo. Exmag has a jazzy, lowtemp vibe which makes sense considering the band used to collaborate with Gramatik. Exmag also dropped a Black Velvet Dad Hat with us last year while doing meet-and-greets in both our Chicago and Colorado store locations. The band has been busy touring all over the US since and will be performing at Electric Forest this summer, too! Also at Wintercamp was Dizgo. Mix the jams and experimental sounds of STS9 with Gramatik’s chill step beats, and Lotus’ vibes, and you’ll get Dizgo! The band is originally from Hoosier-land, Indiana, but sounds like they’re from another planet that we definitely want to lay out or boogie on. Plan to catch both of their sets if you can.
So who else are we thrilled about? EOTO. These two have you think you’re listening to some young, heady producers, but then you realize they’re two older guys rocking out on a drum set and synths! Michael Travis and Jason Hann are both former members of The String Cheese Incident and literally scramble our brains with their music and lasers.
All in all, we’re really pleased with how this year’s line up is rounding out. There are plenty of great bands and artists to check out other than the ones we’ve just mentioned (*cough* Chromeo and Break Science *cough*). Per usual, the Grassroots booth will be set up in the forest across from the Campfire stage. We’re on the map so you can’t miss us! This year, we’re excited to feature more live painters and artists throughout the weekend in addition to all our dopest merch for sale. We’ll also have a few pop-up sets and may host a few challenges or meet and greets, so be sure to follow us on all platforms for updates before and during Summercamp weekend! Peep the full Summercamp line up below! To read more about the Phase 1 artists, check our initial Scamp19 blog post here.