The Aristocrats Announce First Ever "Aristocamp"

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The Aristocrats have announced the first ever "Aristocamp."

A three-day music camp for guitarists, bassists, drummers and fans, the Aristocamp will take place from June 18-June 21 in upstate New York. The camp will also feature the world premiere of new material currently being recorded by the band.

“We’ve each been involved in music camps in the past and the highlight has always been interacting with the passionate musicians and music fans in attendance," the band said in a statement. "Between us we have a lifetime of performing, touring and recording experience to pass on and this is the perfect environment to do that. Also, this time we'll have the additional luxury of being able to zoom in on how we create our own music, and what happens when we interact as a band and play it live. We might even say it's ok to break the rules now and then."

Musicians and music fans of all ages and abilities are welcome at the camp, which will feature a wide variety of workshops, jams, Q&As and instrument-specific breakout sessions. Legendary jazz-rock drummer Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth), guitarist Francis Dunnery (Robert Plant, Carlos Santana) and bassist Michael Manring (Alex Skolnick) will join the band as guest instructors. 

The event will be organized by Music Masters Camps, and will be held at the Full Moon Resort, located a half hour west of Woodstock, NY.

Tickets and more info can be found at

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.