Camp Laser Turtle
Artists Lineup

Friday, July 9

Distant Stars

Friday - 6pm

Galactic Sherpas

Friday - 9pm

Saturday, July 10

Medicinal Groove

Saturday - 3pm

October Babies

Saturday - 6pm

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Saturday - 9pm

Joe Hertler DJ Set

Saturday - Latenight

Distant Stars

Punkfunk // Glam
Jakey, Tai, Andy, and Al are DISTANT STARS- funky/sexy/strange rock n’ roll from Michigan. Wild enough to raise the roof, charming enough to rival your favorite boy band. Unbridled bravado and flamboyant showmanship take center-stage, backed by a sonic hybrid of classic rock, electronic pop, and psychedelic funk, performed with a jazzy mentality and a punk rock attitude. For fans of Prince, Gorillaz, Tame Impala, and pelvic thrusts.

Galactic Sherpas

Afrobeat, Experimental, Funk, Jazz, and Reggae
For the past decade, the Sherpas have been voyaging the known universe. Actually we all have. At least we think so. We have placed a few markers along the way to help guide blissful travelers through celestial funk, the outer rings of reggae to perhaps even the protoplanets of jazz. The Sherpas have even journeyed as far as a few parsecs from pop to anti-gravitional gangsta rap. We are the Sherpas that guide you through our musical universe. Actually we all are. At least we think so…

Medicinal Groove

Deep Funk




Rick Burgess on Drums

Jordy Moeggenberg on Bass

Jimmy Olson on Keys/Vocals

Matt McCalpin on Guitar/Vocals

WHAT: A motivational, soul soundtrack for you to get over the hump, and dance the trouble away.

WHERE: Michigan born and en route to new places.

WHEN: 2010 – Present

WHY: Because groove is medicine.

October Babies

Upbeat Global ROCK
October Babies was born when Japanese singer Toko Shiiki and bassist/arranger Erik Santos met in Tokyo in 2002, while Erik was resident composer for the notorious butoh dance/theater group Dairakudakan. Soon after Toko moved to the US to study photography in 2005, the couple produced their debut CD “Ao-zora Radio” (Blue-sky Radio), named after Toko’s monthly podcast. Together with the electric strumming of Dale King and Mike Ouellette, and the dynamic drumming of Chad Sturdivant – the October Babies have singular sound and upbeat energy. Their songs are in Japanese and English – a catchy multi-cultural potluck of funk, jazz, R&B, reggae/ska/dub, techno, latin, drum&bass, rock, surfpunk, hip hop, downtempo, orch pop, blues, Okinawa folk, and … everything. They’ve won major Japanese music competitions, like J-WAVE MUSIC HYPER MARKET and Yahoo Japan, and Toko won the Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist at the 2011 Detroit Music Awards.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Soul, Funk & Pop
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.