by Cameron Beard and Emily Moody
What more amazing way is there to spend a gorgeous fall weekend than at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park listening to some amazing music? Coming this weekend, the Bear Creek Music Festival brings some of the best in jazz, funk, blues, electronic and so much more. With a lineup like this one, your weekend will be packed with loads of music, but here are just a few of the bands you will not want to miss.
Zach Deputy: Saturday, Midnight-1:30 AM and 7:30 PM-9:30 PM
I made my way to Black Water in September and although my trip was cut short, Zach Deputy was the main reason that the mere 14 hours there were so amazing. I do not even know if he was on the actual lineup, but I do know that Thursday (late) night, he busted out a mobile stage and then proceeded to jam for about four hours straight. Talk about bringing the party. He’s self-described as island-infused, drum ‘n’ bass ninja soul, but you can be the judge of that by checking out his two sets at Bear Creek this weekend.
Beats Antique: Thursday, 9:45 PM-11:15 PM and Friday, 7:45 PM-9 PM
My first introduction to this band was last May at Hangout Fest. They played at around 2:30 in the afternoon, which can prove difficult for a band that really deserves a late night slot. I was impressed to say the least, and couldn’t have been happier when I realized they had a late night set at Bonnaroo three weeks later. I have been talking them up ever since. Mix an explosive percussionist, a MIDI wizard, and a world-class belly dancer, and you’ve got yourself quite a show to see. The music itself is almost indescribable considering how many different sounds from around the globe will suddenly appear. I can tell you one thing: You can’t sit still when you hear them, I guarantee it.
Big Gigantic: Saturday, Midnight
The two dudes who constitute Big Gigantic are seemingly the most histerrific of the lineup this weekend, but do not let that fool you. They bring it with the jazzy elements of saxaphone and keys combined, along with electronic beats that will have you moving your feet. If you are in for a late night Saturday, then you will want to swing by Uncle Charley’s Porch Stage to catch these guys in action.
Dumpstaphunk: Sunday, 8:30 PM-10 PM
Put it in the Dumpsta! That is all I need to say, and if you don’t know what I mean by that, then I’ll see you there. Get ready. Did I mention that there are two five-string bassists?
Greenhouse Lounge: Saturday, 3:30 PM-4:45 PM
By the time Saturday rolls around at the festival, after two non-stop nights of music, you are clearly going to want some time to chill. I suggest grabbing a blanket and heading to the Purple Hat Stage by 3:30 pm to hear the chill grooves of Greenhouse Lounge. Blended together, the sounds of jazz, jam, funk, breakbeats and dubstep unite to make music that teleports you to another planet. Can’t make it to Bear Creek? You can check out Greenhouse Lounge locally at The Big Ticket at Metro Park on Sunday, December 4.