Hi guys my name is Wiley Griffin, I am the guitarist for the band Teddy Midnight. We kick ass look us up.
For the past umpteenth years I’ve focused on music solely, since I first started playing guitar at the age of 11. Never once have I thought of being a photo guy or doing anything with journalism until recently (check out TeddyTV). I have a real respect for all my friends who work in media, and I hope my photo album is on par with their professional standards.
I think now would be a good time to thank Sam Hutchison and Sound Fix for providing this opportunity, Mike Geller of Grateful Music for lending me his pricey camera, Bryan Edward of Sobokeh Exports for doing the final edits on these photos, and Andrew Blackstein for helping me here and there (but not too much because I’m a genius) that day.
The day started at 8am with this selfie.
I then got gas.
If you’ve ever seen me out and about at a gig, this is where my day always starts, at the cheapest gas station in my area, with my favorite gas attendant. He always yells, “hey buddy” with a smile. He was a little apprehensive when I asked to take his picture, but he obliged. He’s the man!
Anyways, I drove two-plus hours to Montage Mountain. It was my first time there and my first ever Camp Bisco. I must say the combination of this venue and the festival itself is marvelous. It’s a dope water park and the line-up that day was packed with artists I love.
Upon arriving I ran into my homies Josh Hoffman and Micahael Kirsh of the up and coming band In Flux. Check them out!
At this time the DJ, Wyllys, was playing. Check this picture of him rocking out to his remix of “I Got a Man.”
I began to walk around the grounds a little bit and ran into some cool finds. Heady Teddy’s I thought was a pretty cool name, and fitting since my band is named Teddy Midnight.
From there I ran into Chemy Soibelman & Eyal Salomon of G-Nome Project who were obviously pumped to make their debut at Bisco.
For those of you that don’t know G-Nome Project, they’ve been making major strides in the States over the past couple years. Their fans were pumped for this show …
… and as you can tell the band was ready to rage!
MVP shout out goes to their new guitarist Shlomo Langer. Their former guitarist Yakir Hyman left some pretty big shoes to fill, and Shlomo did it up proper!
This is my friend Jenna, she rocks.
This is Andrew Blackstein. He goes on phish tour and takes photos. He’s a bauce.
The next set of the day was Orchard Lounge. It was real family vibe there.
Shouts to Ben Silver who I recently played with. He put me on to some dope Jazz guitarists, good dude!
Next up was Thundercat. The dude is a monster musician and that set definitely did not disappoint.
Here I ran into both Shmeens of Lettuce…
… and Spencer Lokken of Orchard Lounge.
Then it was off to The New Deal. In this photo it looks like Jamie Shields is telling to me go grab my gear and shred. But that’s just me day-dreaming.
During this set I finally ran into Sam Hutch and took this shot. Love the fanny pack, bro, although you have the wrong team! Giants all day (I actually don’t know anything about sports or care whatsoever).
I also snapped this pic. I call this one “Litfam rage central crew.”
After The New Deal I headed down to see Lettuce. It was glorious. I love Lettuce both as a food and as music.
You can always find good people at a Lettuce set. Here’s Fro and Scott Flynn of Elephant Wrecking Ball.
I found my favorite tour manager in the world Dave Weiner of Stone Sober. I’m not exactly sure what Stone Sober is but you should definitely buy the t-shirt. And yes, Weiner is holding a wheel of cheese. At shows he feeds people and encourages you to live like Woody (RIP Woody your spirit will live on!)
Next was one of my favorite sets of the day, The Polish Ambassador. Just look at this dude. He’s the man!
After this set I wandered into The Disco Lodge where there was this crazy bass music happening. I think the kids are calling it dubstep. I’ve never seen people dance so epically. Great job Good Looks Collective!
Shouts to my homie CX who I ran into on the way the first disco Biscuits set of the day. We have a track together that will be out, whenever it’s finished and we feel like taking over the world.
The Biscuits CRUSHED this set, it was awesome. It was also cool to be up front and witness the magic.
Nice Gwen Stefani shirt, Barber… I too am a fan of Gwen.
I ran into beef. This is Beef… if you don’t know who Beef is… you know nothing. He thinks I suck at guitar, but that’s his way of saying I’m fucking amazing.
Then there’s this…
Here’s a cool Kanye Pin, my bass player loves Kanye. I stopped liking him after he walked into a pole in front of TMZ and his wife (that’s not gangster).
I took a break on of these wind pouch things.
Up next was ODESZA. Holy shit they’re dope. I saw them open for Bonobo live band a year ago, and they’ve ramped things up a bit. Great set.
Before the next Biscuits set I took a selfie with cops and a kid who obviously purchased drugs in the past 20 minutes. None of us got shot unfairly, and those nice policemen made me feel safe. I still listen to NWA, however. Duality in perception people.
The Biscuits also CRUSHED their second set. It was dope. I finally got a good picture of robot man Allen.
After this I checked out Papadosio. It was great!
The last set of the night for me was GRiZ. It was my first time seeing him and I was impressed. I only took one picture of Ida Hawk because I pretty much stood there the whole time taking it all in.
Cheers! The full photo album will be coming soon to Sound-Fix’s new photo tab.