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Summer Set Music & Camping Festival 2013

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 3:00p
Somerset Amphitheater Somerset, WI

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is the ultimate Summer experience. A 3 day celebration of everything we love about Summer, featuring a unique blend of artists on multiple stages in an incredible northern Wisconsin setting. We encourage you to camp. To go tubing down the Apple River. To party until 2am and soak up everything that is great about Summer, one last time. The Summer of 2013 sets August 9, 10, 11 in Somerset, Wisconsin.

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Willie Nelson
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Texas born-and-bred musical legend Willie Nelson cracked into showbiz as a disc jockey in Fort Worth. He went on to join the Ray Price band, writing tunes for Price as well as a slew of other artists (Nelson's the man who penned Patsy Cline's signature tune "Crazy")....
Daryl Hall & John Oates
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From their first hit in 1974 through their heyday in the '80s, Daryl Hall and John Oates' smooth, catchy take on Philly soul brought them enormous commercial success -- including six number one singles and six platinum albums -- yet little critical success....
Paul McCartney
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In tandem with John Lennon, musician Paul McCartney is responsible for composing most of the songs in the nine-year history of the Beatles. While still a member of the group, McCartney wrote the score for the 1966 film The Family Way ; it would be his last solo gig until the Beatles' breakup in 1970....
Red Hot Chili Peppers
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California band that mixed biting rock guitar with funk rhythms to become superstars by the 1990s and inspire legions of imitators. ~ Rovi
The National
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Although formed during the post-punk revival of the late '90s, the National took inspiration from a wider set of influences, including country-rock, Americana, indie rock, and Britpop. The lineup began taking shape in Ohio and officially cemented itself in New York, with baritone vocalist Matt Berninger joining forces with two sets of brothers -- Scott (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), and Aaron (guitar) and Bryce Dessner (guitar)....
The Wailers
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Following leader Bob Marley's death from cancer on May 11, 1981, the Wailers Band struggled nearly a decade for direction, hampered from releasing their own music by a Gordian knot of legal entanglements....
D'Angelo
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D'Angelo was one of the founding fathers and leading lights of the neo-soul movement of the mid- to late '90s, which aimed to bring the organic flavor of classic R&B back to the hip-hop age....
Blackalicious
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Hyper-conscious Bay Area hip-hop duo who burst from Quannum to the majors in the '00s. ~ Rovi
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Jurassic 5
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Though there's actually six of them, Jurassic 5 got everything else right on their self-titled debut EP. Part of the new rap underground of the late '90s (along with Company Flow, Mos Def, Dr....
Girl Talk
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Pittsburgher Greg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, is a DJ and electronic cut-&-paste artist who garnered heavy attention in 2006 and 2007 with his album NIGHT RIPPER. Though Gillis's early material showcased an aggressively experimental mind at work, it wasn't nearly as accessible as the entirely sample-based pop mash-up that was NIGHT RIPPER....
The Growlers
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The growlers are a rock and pop group formed in long beach California in 2006 who are yet to became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music....
Big Boi
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Outside his primary roles as André 3000's partner in OutKast and as one of the central members of the Dungeon Family, Big Boi (born Antwan André Patton) appeared on tracks by Missy Elliott ("All N My Grill"), Trick Daddy ("In da Wind"), Jay-Z ("Poppin' Tags"), Killer Mike ("A....
Zomboy
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Born in a small town near Cornwall, England called Penzance, Joshua Mellody came to America, where he worked in recording and engineering before returning to the U.K. and becoming stadium dubstep artist Zomboy....
Figure
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Josh Gard has had a long history in music, and lately he has been rapidly rising up the ranks for all things bass. Just a few short years ago he donned the name Figure and began making electro house, but has since become a regular name in all realms of electronic and dance....
GRiZ
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GRiZ: "A true pioneer and master of musical expression, GriZ (Grant Kwiecinski) stands head-and-shoulders above the competition in terms of the sheer variety of his ever-evolving technical prowess....
Kaskade
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Though he was born in Chicago, the DJ, A&R director, record store owner, and producer known as Kaskade found his spiritual and musical home in San Francisco by way of Salt Lake City and New York....
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
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Musically minimalistic and visually outrageous garge punk revivalists led by the charismatic Karen O. ~ Rovi
Morgan Page
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Vermont native Morgan Page began making electronic music at the age of 12. After gaining the attention of jockeys at local free-form radio stations, Page -- prior to graduating from high school -- began DJing himself on the University of Vermont's station....
Grizzly Bear
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Grizzly Bear began as a home recording project for Boston-bred experimentalist Edward Droste, the son of an elementary school teacher, who laid the groundwork for the band's otherworldly debut album on a small hand-held tape recorder while holed up for 15 months in his Greenpoint, Brooklyn, apartment....
Doomtree
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Hailing from the Minneapolis half of Minnesota's Twin Cities region, hip-hop collective Doomtree spin their MCs' eclectic influences into a highly literate brand of Midwestern rap. Forming gradually as like-minded artists came together, the group consists of rappers P....
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Greensky Bluegrass
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"There's this great duality to our band," reflects Greensky Bluegrass mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Hoffman. "We're existing in a few different places at once: we're a bluegrass band and a rock band, we're song-driven and interested in extended improvisation....
Band of Horses
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Emerging in 2004 with a blend of woodsy, midtempo rock and reverb-laden vocals, Band of Horses gained an audience in their native Northwest before Everything All the Time made them indie rock darlings....
Mally
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Rundown: Being invited to play Soundset can act as a barometer of who in the local rap scene is really pushing themselves and their craft forward. Each year a few up-and-coming artists get the chance to rock the same stage as certified legends, and MaLLy not only got the opportunity to play the festival this year, he also witnessed Slug wearing one of his T-shirts during Atmosphere's closing performance....
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The Tallest Man on Earth
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Montezumas frontman Kristian Matsson started recording a set of rustic, gravelly-voiced tunes, ones that nodded to fellow Swedes Homesick Hank and Thomas Denver Jonsson, under the nom de solo act the Tallest Man on Earth in the early 2000s....
Foals
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Oxford indie quintet with jittery energy to spare and a diverse sound based on dance, post-punk, and new wave. ~ Rovi
Beats Antique
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Beats Antique came together to make music for Miles Copeland's Bellydance Superstars extravaganzas. The trio is composed of David Satori (guitar, saz, viola, and percussion), Sidecar Tommy Cappel (keys, toy piano, drums, and percussion), and Zoë Jakes (belly dancer, composer, and arranger)....
Phoenix
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French quartet who artfully reproduce the super-slick sound of the mid-1970s Californian pop rock with 2000s flair. ~ Rovi
BoomBox
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BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds....
Adventure Club
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Adventure Club is a Dubstep Duo hailing from Montreal. Formed in early 2011, Adventure Club is a production outfit / DJ duo birthed by local musicians Christian Srigley & Leighton James....
Conspirator
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As an outlet to further explore electronic music production, Conspirator was formed in 2004 by Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (keyboardist and bassist for The Disco Biscuits), and DJ Omen....
Vampire Weekend
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Hyper-literate, versatile indie rock band formed at Columbia University; created a furor with its debut in 2008. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
The Malah
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The Malah are a Greenville, South Carolina-based trio who have been captivating ears with malahdic electro grooves since December 2003. In an over-saturated "jam" market, the band are making their mark with finely-structured tunes that remain fluid and open to interpretation....
The Werks
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The Werks are an improvisational rock band that uses a unique blend of many musical styles and influences to produce a distinct, powerful sound. The Werks power lies in their live performances, which contains heavy use of improvisation and structured jams....
Orchard Lounge
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If you can move, Orchard Lounge will back you up: from the dance floor to the couch. OL is the DJ collective of Spencer Lokken, Bethany Briscoe Lokken, and Ben Silver. Since they met in Chicago in 2000, this versatile trio has enlightened dance floors from Mexico to Maine with their highly unpredictable and eclectic sets....
Papadosio
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The information age has a sound. Revolutionary technology meets a revolutionary message in Papadosio. Melding progressive rock with psychedelia, folk with electronica, and dance music with jam, the quintet has amassed a dedicated following of thousands of likeminded individuals sewing the seeds of unity and spreading the sounds of exultation....
Pretty Lights
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A Colorado-based musician/producer whose material flitted between moody downtempo and upbeat, densely layered material geared more for clubs. ~ Rovi
Ifdakar
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Ifdakar's pursuit of musical growth makes each performance an experience not to be forgotten. This band channels elements of psychedelic rock, blues, and mind-bending space funk. Formed in the fall of '07 and hailing from Appleton, Wisconsin, the band draws from such influences as Phish, Pink Floyd and STS9, leaving their tapestry vast and unbound....
Dawes
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California-based roots rock band Dawes consists of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), Wylie Weber (bass), and Alex Casnoff (guitar). Formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills, the unit was heavily influenced by the gentle, acoustic-based trappings and rich vocal harmony of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell), as well as by the shambling, romanticized Americana of the Band....
Lucy Michelle & The Velvet Lapelles
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Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapelles is a six piece acoustic explosion that enjoys your company, so come to a show and say hello! You can email us at lucy.mband@gmail.com
Big Gigantic
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Big Gigantic, whose blend of mind-bending beats, thunderous bass, and frenetic melodies has developed a rabid following since forming in 2008, took their sound to yet another dimension with the release of 2011's 'Nocturnal,' which solidified Big Gigantic as a key player in the worlds of electronic, dance, and hip-hop....
The Level Heads
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The Level Heads are not your average MC-Producer duo. The relationship between Lokes and Lipset was forged in the creative fires of their musical synergy. It wasn’t until Lipset pushed Lokes to complete the Level Heads LP with him that Lokes seriously considered music as a career choice....
Alex Metric
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The British sensation, ALEX METRIC -musician, producer and dj, gets the party started! He’s released numerous EPs and remixed for artists such as Depeche Mode, La Roux, NERD, Phoenix, Bloc Party and more, and produced for acts like The Infadels, Charli XCX and Adam Freeland to name a few....
Nine Inch Nails
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Nine Inch Nails were the most popular industrial group ever and were largely responsible for bringing the music to a mass audience. It isn't really accurate to call NIN a group; the only official member is singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, who always remained solely responsible for NIN's musical direction (he was, however, supported in concert by a regular backing band)....
Tommy Trash
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Fist in the air and unmistakable locks at large, Tommy Trash is not your stereotypical Dance icon. With an armoury of his own carefully created anthems, he has thrown to one side the clean-shaven image of EDM idols....
Wolfgang Gartner
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The name Wolfgang is synonymous with greatness. Name your baby Wolfgang, and he may grow up to be one of the world’s leading chefs, or a member of a seminal band like Kraftwerk or Van Halen....
SBTRKT
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A self-taught producer, London’s SBTRKT -- aka Aaron Jerome -- mixes elements of dubstep, 2-step, garage, house, soul, and techno into a bass-heavy blend of flowing melodies and intricate percussion....
Young the Giant
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Formerly known as the Jakes, Young the Giant began making eclectic indie rock in Irvine, CA, where bandmates Sameer Gadhia (vocals), Jacob Tilley (guitar), Eric Cannata (guitar), Payam Doostzadeh (bass), and Francois Comtois (drummer) all met each other during high school....
The Head And The Heart
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Formed in Seattle by a group of northwestern transplants, the Head and the Heart is an indie folk band whose influences include Americana, country-rock, and classic Beatlesque pop. The lineup came together in 2009, when songwriters Jonathan Russell and Josiah Johnson met at an open mic event at Seattle's Conor Byrne Pub....
Digital Tape Machine
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Digital Tape Machine is a Chicago-based band featuring Kris Myers, Joel Cummins, Joe Hettinga, Bryan Doherty, David Arredondo, Marcus Rezak, and Dan Rucinski. The digital, yet analog force behind Digital Tape Machine produces a very modern, electronic sound....
STRFKR
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In the past, Portland, OR based Starf~~ker (STRFKR) has received almost as much attention for its not-always-accessible moniker as for its immensely accessible dance hooks. But, having flirted briefly with a couple of name changes, the group is now firmly settled on Starf~~ker and so the focus can rightly return to what got people talking in the first place: the quartet's endlessly catchy, hook-laden pop....
A-Trak
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DJ/turntablist known for winning five world championship DJ competitions and performing with Kanye West. ~ Rovi
Tumbleweed Wanderers
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"Their music is hooky and well-crafted, bolstered by its rich orchestration: banjo, trumpet, harmonica, organ, and a battery of drums." -Rachel Swan, East Bay Express "5 out of 5 stars" -indiemusicreviewer....
Madeon
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Hailing from Nantes in France, 17 year old Madeon came to the attention of the world for his unique blend of Pop/House/Electro via his "Shuriken" and "For You" tracks as well as his amazing remix of Pendulum's "The Island" single....
Zedd
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Zedd started with music in his daily routine from early childhood on. Born Anton Zaslavski and raised in Kaiserslautern, Germany by two classically trained musicians, he began playing the piano at the age of four and built up his knowledge of the Classical repertoire throughout his childhood, at times writing a song a day....
Passion Pit
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The Boston, Massachusetts-based Passion Pit began as a one-man project of singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos to produce a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend. The gift, an EP entitled Chunk of Change, soon wound up in the hands of friends and acquaintances, who were enthralled with the work....
Matt & Kim
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Keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino create the giddy, punky pop music of Matt & Kim. The two came together in 2004 while attending the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and sessions for their debut album began two years later after a spring tour with Meneguar....
Poliça
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POLIÇA (pronounced po-lisa) began as a collaboration between fellow Gayngs’ members Channy Casselle and Ryan Olson in June of 2011. By July they had completed 11 songs, made the key additions of drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bass player Chris Bierdan, and headed into the studio....
Manic Focus
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Manic Focus is the musical conception of John “JmaC” McCarten that breaks the bounds of the typical electronic music realm. Being classically-trained on piano at an early age, his musical talents have brought him through the realms of hip-hop beats and electronic music, having now evolved into the dynamic, bass-induced sounds of Manic Focus....
Ryan Hemsworth
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Ryan Hemsworth is a young producer from Canada with a remarkably productive output in the past two years and a totally unique approach to hip hop and R&B production. With an early background as a singer and guitarist, he quickly weaned off rock into hip hop and more software oriented music, diving whole-heartedly into drum loops and samples....
Jack Trash
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The owner of SIMshows.com, a Mpls based dj/producer, and generally a HUGE music lover, Jack Trash's passion for music drives him pretty much to do everything he does related to djing and event production....
Swear & Shake
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When Adam McHeffey (guitar, banjo, vocals) first heard Kari Spieler (guitar, vocals) in 2009, she was playing a cover of the Jackson 5's “I Want You Back” in their college co-op, where Adam volunteered....
PHOX
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PHOX is from Baraboo, WI which is a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants.The seven best friends who make up the ensemble happen to be blessed with madness, illusions of grandeur, and the inability to do the same thing twice....
Kill Paris
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Kill Paris began his journey into music composition at age 16 learning how to play the guitar, which soulfully reflects in his Future Funk style and bass guitar riffs in his music today....
The Chalice
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For pretty much as long as there has been hip hop, there’s been talented, strong, whip-smart and empowered females crashing the supposed “boys’ club.” And throughout the history of the genre, the idea of the hip-hop collective has stood the test of time....
Kid Cut Up
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Raised in Milwaukee, WI, but currently living in Los Angeles, Ca, Kid Cut Up has been honing his unique, dance-floor-packing style at over 300 events a year for the past decade. Arguably his hometown’s best-known and most well respected DJ, Cut Up has developed a loyal following and helped many of Milwaukee’s most popular clubs get their jump....
Wook
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Wook is a fusion of progressive rock with live electronics. With the release of their debut album, Glowstick Sidewalks, the band hopes to spread their sound and invite you to listen for what's to come....
Location & Nearby Info
Somerset Amphitheater
715 Spring St.
Somerset, WI 54025
(715) 247-2004
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Apr 19, 2008 - akamai on A-Trak
turntable magician like no other

Who knew Montreal had it in 'em? From five-time turntablism world champion to DJ for Kanye West, and he's just getting started...

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May 25, 2007 - pobrien on Paul McCartney
Caught in concert

Las Vegas, MGM Grand 2003 (I think)
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