[courtesy of George Ewing]CAMP BISCO V: Hunter Mountain, NYA little throwback for the old-schoolers Biscuits heads with some Moshi Moshi, featuring “The Dr.” Sammy Altman and Aron Magner.[courtesy of George Ewing]Brothers Past – This late-night set in the dance hall was one of those “You had to be there….” moments. The dance party that went down in what was essentially the cafeteria at the Hunter Mountain ski lodge was off the charts. Tom Hamilton and company came right out of the corner, gloves on and swinging with a nasty “One Rabbit Race,” and didn’t let up from there.[taped by Scott Schneider]CAMP BISCO VII: Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NYSnoop Dogg – The Disco Biscuits have always had a solid hip-hop act on the bill over the years, and Snoop Dogg brought his live band along for this, and it was solid from front to back. Snoop had been on tour with 311 the entire summer, and made a slip when he called the Biscuits “311”. We forgive him; he must have been puffing a little too much of the magic dragon.[courtesy of Jeremy Sewell]Younger Brother Live Band – Simon Posford and Benji Vaughan brought along Marc Brownstein, Tom Hamilton and Joe Russo out to England to record Last Days of Gravity, and the band played a great set at Camp that summer.[courtesy of Jeremy Sewell]CAMP BISCO VIII: Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NYThe rain didn’t stop anyone from enjoying a great set from Nas and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley.[courtesy of MyDailyThread]CAMP BISCO IX: Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NYThe lineup boasted sets from Ween, Pretty Lights, Thievery Corporation and LCD Soundsystem, before the final (at the time) MSG shows. Fast-forward to 2016, and both LCD and Ween are back![courtesy of The FADER]Ween – It’s Ween, what else has to be said?[courtesy of Jeremy Sewell]CAMP BISCO X: Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NYCamp Bisco’s 10th anniversary featured the first-ever North American performance of Shpongle Live Band, hailed as a truly magical experience.[courtesy of ShpongleOfficial]CAMP BISCO XI: Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NY Amon Tobin’s ISAM, at the time, was one of the most groundbreaking visual shows, with digital mapping that paved the way for the type of production seen today.[courtesy of dubarco]CAMP BISCO XII: Indian Lookout Country Club – Mariaville, NYBassnectar brings a devoted fanbase wherever he goes, and Lorin has played almost as many Camp Biscos as The Disco Biscuits themselves! Check out the wild scene here:[courtesy of just the ravers fantasy]CAMP BISCO XIII: Montage Mountain – Scranton, PATipper – David Tipper is always pushing the boundaries of electronic music, with his brand of breakbeat, trip-hop, and heavenly ambience. With lots of eye-candy visuals going on here as wel, this was quite the performance.[courtesy of SUB:conscious]Pretty Lights – One of the biggest acts out there today, and he has been playing Camp for several years now. His set at last year’s festival was electrifiying.[courtesy of elvenpraetor]CAMP BISCO XIV: Montage Mountain – Scranton, PAWell… this one hasn’t happened yet. But with an incredible lineup, we can only imagine the memories that are sure to form after this glorious weekend of music. Tickets and more information are available here, or enter to win them below! Setlist: Monkey Music, TWELVE(ish) improve, What is love, D&B Improv, Evasive->Exodus->EvasiveLake Trout – At one point, Baltimore-based experimental rock act was all the buzz in the jam scene, especially in the live setting. They had toured with the Flaming Lips and the Pixies during their 12-year career. CAMP BISCO III: Salansky Farms – Uniondale, PA Before Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Scott Metzger was in RANA, a straight New Jersey unabashed rock n’ roll band. Metzger, Matt Durant (Keyboards & Vocals), Andrew Southern (Bass & Vocals), and Ryan Thornton (Drums) are of legendary status in the local NY/NJ music scene.CAMP BISCO IV: The Trance-Formation – Van Etten, NYFans were introduced to Simon Posford’s brand of psy-trance/psybient with both Hallucinogen and Younger Brother live DJ sets. We would be seeing plenty more of Posford as the years progressed.Benevento/Russo Duo – Do you see a theme here? Metzger, Russo, Benevento….this is when a lot of friendships began to take root. As we near yet another Camp Bisco, we wanted to look back at the festival’s storied history. The Disco Biscuits annual throwdown features some of the top talent in the music industry, with this year’s event featuring sets from Odesza, Big Grizmatik, Lotus, STS9, Thundercat, Marshmello, RL Grime, and many more. This years incantation will once again take place at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA from July 14th-16th, and you can get your tickets HERE!Camp Bisco wasn’t always the Northeast’s festival beast that it is now. Back in 1999, the Biscuits’ wanted to throw their own party with some of the jam and early livetronica scenes up and coming acts (a young Sector 9, Lake Trout, Project Logic, Deep Banana Blackout). They took a chance at Tune Town in Titusville, PA and brought out 800 attendees that first year. From that point on, Camp Bisco took on a life of its own, doubling in size year after year.Let’s take a look at some of the bands that played Camp Bisco over the years.CAMP BISCO I: Tune Town – Titusville, PASector 9 (to later become STS9) – You could hear early on that there was a lot of substance to this band, as they were clearly on the upward trajectory.
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Legendary guitarist Neil Young is rocking through Europe, on tour with Promise Of The Real in support of his newly-released Earth live album and their studio effort, The Monsanto Years. Young continues to offer fans an unrivaled concert experience, mixing new hits with old classics, and dusting off songs whenever he has the chance.Among the many songs played at Halle Tony Garnier in Lyon, France was “Like An Inca,” played for the first time since October of 1982! The Neil Young classic was featured on Young’s 1982 album Trans, and its bust out was certainly quite the surprise. Check out the full setlist, below.Edit this setlist | More Neil Young + Promise of the Real setlists
When you’re Tom Petty, you can pretty much recruit whoever you want to help make your music videos. In this case, Petty got two of Hollywood’s biggest and most respected stars, Sean Penn and Anthony Hopkins, involved on the project.Penn, alongside Samuel Bayer, directed the short video. It stars Hopkins as the protagonist, returning to his hometown and confronting his past. The black and white style, along with the music of “I Forgive It All” on Petty’s newest album, come together perfectly in what is best described as a short film.Watch the video for Mudcrutch song “I Forgive It All,” streaming below.
When we think back on last weekend’s festivities at Lockn’, there’s no denying that Joe Russo’s Almost Dead was one of the best. The five players of the group – Scott Metzger, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and, of course, Joe Russo – have become totally synchronized in their improvisational efforts. It’s a real treat to watch this band take on the Grateful Dead catalog with their sharp musicianship and eager enthusiasm.Fortunately, we can relive these two great sets thanks to some pro-shot videos that have surfaced on YouTube. Watch a mostly-full video of night one and a completely-full video of night two, streaming below. Setlists to follow. Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Lockn’ Festival, Arrington, VA – 8/25/16Space ->Jam ->Truckin (SM) ->St Stephen # (All) ->The Eleven (TH & JR) ->Brown Eyed Women (TH) >The Wheel $ (All) ->Estimated Prophet (SM) ->Tennessee Jed (TH) >Viola Lee Blues % (All) >He’s Gone (TH) >Terrapin Suite ^ (TH)@ – Technically started on the morning of Friday, 8.26.16# – With a “We’re Gonna Groove” (Led Zeppelin) Jam (Band) & a Dave Dreiwitz Bass Solo$ – With a “Duo Jam”, “Fat Mama” (Herbie Hancock) Teases (MB), a Hell in A Bucket Tease (SM) & probably a bunch more from MB% – With unknown tease (Band) & a “Heartbreaker” (Led Zeppelin) Tease (SM)^ – With “He’s Gone” lyrics sang over the intro, another “Fat Mama” Tease (MB), & another Duo JamSetlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead at Lockn’ Festival, Arrington, VA – 8/26/16“Early Comers” Soundcheck #Ruben & Cherise (TH)Uncle John’s Band (All)One Set: 1:[email protected] ish – 3:50AM ishJam ->Good Lovin’ (SM) ->Shakedown Street $ (TH) ->China Cat Sunflower (TH) ->I Know You Rider (All) >Dancin In The Street % (SM & NA)Music Never Stopped (SM & NA)Turn On Your Lovelight * (NA) ->Slipknot! ->Franklin’s Tower (TH & NA) >Throwing Stones (SM)Not Fade Away & (All)NA indicates Nicole Atkins on Lead or Background [email protected] – Technically started on the morning of Saturday, 8.27.16# – There was a small crowd assembled at the stage for soundcheck, so Joe decided to play some songs that they weren’t “Going to play later tonight” for them.$ – With two “Bathtub Gin” (Phish) teases/jams (Band & JR)% – Ok, I think I got most everything here: With a “Fat Mama” (Herbie Hancock) Tease (MB); with a Dave Dreiwitz Bass Solo & a “Shortnin’ Bread” (James Whitcomb Riley) tease from DD during said solo; with a “Good Lovin” Jam (Band) & call & response “Woo”s from the crowd; with a Duo Jam.* – Not played since 12.27.13 at the Capitol Theatre, 79 shows& – With an unknown (but very familiar) tease (MB)[Setlists posted on Almost Dead’s Facebook, as annotated by manager Peter Costello]
Last night’s Phish performance will certainly go down as one of their finest, as the band recruited a 9-piece ensemble to back them up on a full album cover of David Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. You can read the full story here, but you could also get the scoop from Dead & Company’s own John Mayer, who was in attendance at last night’s Phish show.Mayer could be seen riding the rail during the third set, wearing a full unicorn onesie costume in honor of the holy jam band holiday of Halloween. Mayer posted updates on his Snapchat throughout the night, and you can watch that feed in the embed below.Looks like he had a great night!
Earlier today, we ran an interview with moe. guitarist Al Schnier that touched on a number of topics, ranging from new music to the upcoming Famoe.ly holiday shows at the Capitol Theatre (more info here) and more. With holidays and songwriting in mind, Schnier told us the amazing story of how he came to write music for the 2014 Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet.“Two or three years ago, I did a bunch of the music for Puppy Bowl. I had to make up a bunch of the fight songs for Puppy Bowl, and I did the music for the halftime show. Their halftime show “guest superstar” was YouTube sensation, Keyboard Cat. Keyboard Cat was gonna be out there, and I had to re-create a Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat had created it. So basically the Keyboard Cat version of the Bruno Mars song, as if the Cat was being backed up by a ripping band of puppies. So I had to go and reproduce the Bruno Mars song as if Keyboard Cat was playing the melody. And they were like “So this is good, but can you make it sound…worse? somehow? Have you seen the Keyboard Cat before? Make it sound more like he’s just hitting the keyboard with his paws” and I was like “OK!”. So I had to go back and make it sound like the keyboard was being played with fake paws, and they ended up using it in the halftime show. It was one of the most surreal things.”Enjoy this surreal moment in Schnier’s life, below.You can check out the full interview here, and don’t miss moe. playing two shows at the Capitol Theatre this Saturday and Sunday, December 3rd and 4th. The band will hit the main Cap stage on the 3rd for a two set performance, and follow it up with an acoustic Sunday brunch show at the adjacent Garcia’s venue. Tickets for these shows are moving quickly, and can be found here for the Saturday show! The brunch is unfortunately sold out.
Elliott Smith‘s Either/Or is approaching its 20th anniversary with a reissued deluxe version on March 10th. The Expanded Edition will feature five multi-track live recordings from Olympia, Washington’s Yo Yo A Go Go Festival in 1997, and four previously unreleased studio recordings.The Either/Or: Expanded Edition will feature this rare version of “I Figured You Out”, a song that was recorded by Smith in 1995 as a demo for Mary Lou Lord, who subsequently released a version, that was produced, performed, recorded, and mixed by Smith, on her 1997 EP Martian Saints. The original version, which can be heard below, displays Smith’s undeniable talents in songwriting and musicianship. Listen :The 20th anniversary set features Smith’s third landmark LP remastered from the original tapes by Larry Crane, archivist of Smith’s estate and owner of Jackpot! Studios. Read more about the overwhelming amount of material he went through to reach this 2017 release here.Either/Or: Expanded Edition Track List:1. “Speed Trials” (remastered)2. “Alameda” (remastered)3. “Ballad of Big Nothing” (remastered)4. “Between the Bars” (remastered)5. “Pictures of Me” (remastered)6. “No Name No. 5” (remastered)7. “Rose Parade” (remastered)8. “Punch and Judy” (remastered)9. “Angeles” (remastered)10. “Cupid’s Trick” (remastered)11. “2:45 AM” (remastered)12. “Say Yes” (remastered)13. “My New Freedom” (Live) (unreleased)14. Pictures Of Me” (Live) (unreleased)15. “Angeles” (Live) (unreleased)16. “Some Song” (Live) (unreleased)17. “Rose Parade” (Live) (unreleased)18. “New Monkey” (keys) (unreleased)19. “I Don’t Think I’m Ever Gonna Figure It Out” (remixed/remastered)20. “I Figured You Out” (unreleased)21. “Bottle Up And Explode” (Alternate Version) (unreleased)[via Rolling Stone]
The fabulous Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO is celebrating 25 years on March 6th, and they’re doing it with a bang! The beloved venue has announced a series of performances throughout March in honor of their anniversary, recruiting a number of remarkable performers for the monthlong celebration.The lineup of shows includes 30H!3, The String Cheese Incident (x2), Leftover Salmon, New Mastersounds, Rose Hill Drive, The Greyboy Allstars (x2), Big Gigantic, The Motet, Funky Meters, North Mississippi Allstars, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Magic Beans, and more, with the promise of more shows to be announced soon. Some of these shows will be quite intimate performances, especially with Colorado-based bands like SCI and Big Gigantic that have headlined Red Rocks and other large scale arenas. These are also the first announced shows for SCI in 2017, so fans can cross their fingers and hope for more performances on the horizon!Tickets for all announced shows will be released this Friday at 10 AM MT, with a pre-sale beginning the preceding Thursday, January 12th, at 10 AM as well. You’ll need to sign up for the Fox’s newsletter in order to access the pre-sale, which can be found on the venue’s website. The full schedule is posted below, and details can also be found on the Fox’s website.The Fox Theatre’s 25th Anniversary CelebrationMarch 2, 2017 – 3OH!3March 3 & 4, 2017 – String Cheese IncidentMarch 6, 2017 (actual anniversary) – Leftover SalmonMarch 8, 2017 – New MastersoundsMarch 9, 2017 – Rose Hill Drive, reunion and album releaseMarch 10 & 11, 2017 – The Greyboy AllstarsMarch, 16, 2017 – Big GiganticMarch 17, 2017 (on sale now) – The MotetMarch 18, 2017 – The Magic BeansMarch 23, 2017 – Funky MetersMarch 29, 2017 – North Mississippi AllstarsMarch 31, 2017 – G. Love & Special Sauce
Fans of Papadosio will be counting down the days until May 6th, as the band has just announced Re:Creation Red Rocks at the famed Morrison, CO venue. The show will feature Papadosio’s entrancing music, and visual displays designed by Jonathan Singer. In addition, Papadosio will welcome artists Alex Grey and Allyson Grey for the occasion, and they’ve brought on a number of talented artists for this exciting showcase on the Rocks.The show will feature direct support from SunSquabi, as well as sets from Desert Dwellers and Supersillyus to kick off the night. For more on SunSquabi, be sure to check out this review from their recent Colorado performance. This also marks Papadosio’s second ever headlining effort at Red Rocks, as they played the historic venue around the same time in 2016 as well.Fan club tickets will be released on Wednesday, January 25th at 10 AM MST, with the full on sale beginning via AXS on Friday, January 27th at 10 AM MST. See the show’s beautiful artwork and announcement video, below.
Last week, Thundercat, the Los Angeles-based renaissance man known for his work as a producer, bassist, and singer, hit The Independent in San Francisco on the day before Valentine’s Day. During the show, Thundercat (aka Stephen Bruner) invited former Mars Volta drummer, Thomas Pridgen, to the stage to join them and add his unreal beats to the mix. It is needless to say that Thundercat and Thomas Pridgen together are a dream, and they lay it down for this exquisite live rendition of “Lotus and the Jondy.” You can check out video of the sit-in below, courtesy of Jason Partin.