Tag: Disco Biscuits

Simon Posford: Electronic Music On The Live Circuit

Simon Posford, has become almost as well known in the U.S. as he is in his native England, after a series of collaborations with the Disco Biscuits and other festival circuit staples. His various incarnations include Hallucinogen, Schpongle and Younger Brother, the latter of which includes DJ Benji Vaughan and, when performing as a full…

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Bisco Power Mission Lights Up Brooklyn Bowl

It had already been quite a week for the Disco Biscuits by the time the band reached Brooklyn Bowl Sunday night for the first Bisco Power Mission benefit. On Tuesday the band released its fifth studio album, Planet Anthem, and played a show in Philadelphia. On Thursday, guitarist Jon Gutwillig injured his hand after a…

Will Live Streaming Become A Flood?

Trey Anastasio. The Disco Biscuits. Umphrey’s McGee. Phil Lesh. Drive-By Truckers. STS9. The Allman Brothers Band. Heck, you could easily add yourself to this list. I’m talking about artists who’ve recently streamed shows live over the Internet, whether for a fee, free, or through a paid subscription. Is this a trend ready to take off…

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Interview: Marc Brownstein On Bisco Power

HeadCount co-founder Marc Brownstein, the bubbling bass man with The Disco Biscuits, is on a roll. On March 16, the Biscuits release Planet Anthem, an ambitious left turn of an album full of ambitious pop experiments. The album is already causing a ruckus among fans, who’ve been hearing some of the new material on tour….

Interview: Steve Martocci On Rewarding Fans, Activists

If you put yourself out there for a band or a cause, you should get something for it. And Steve Martocci has the technology to make that happen. The Sympact CEO has developed personalized email platforms that will allow bands – and nonprofit organizations – the ability to identify and reward their most faithful and…

Bisco Power Mission Takes HeadCount To New Places

Dating back to HeadCount’s 2004 launch, we viewed the organization’s ultimate purpose as stretching well beyond voter registration. Our very first action plan called for HeadCount to serve as a “grassroots organizing arm of the live music community.” Our purpose, in the broadest sense, was to foster civic participation among fans of live music and…

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Disco Biscuits Tour Planet With ‘Anthem’

Continuing our two-day tribute to MTV News, the Disco Biscuits have announced a 25-show tour beginning January 28 with four nights at Boulder’s Fox Theater and concluding April 25 at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT. Then on May 29, the quartet will host their second annual Bisco Inferno at Red Rocks. Along the way,…

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The Xmas Factor

‘Tis the season to hear awful, horrible, terrible Christmas music everywhere. However, one of the cooler things about Warren Haynes’s annual Christmas Jams, which I’ve never attended, unfortunately, is that nearly everyone who plays appears to eschew seasonal music for hard rocking, old-fashioned picking, and novel collaborations, e.g., Coheed & Cambria singing Dylan with Mr….

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Disco Biscuits Nughuffin’ In ‘High Times’ Mag

As the marijuana legalization debate heats up, the Disco Biscuits roll in for an interview and photo shoot in the December issue of High Times magazine. High Times is no stranger to musicians who favor legalizing the ganja. Last month’s issue featured an interview with Kid Cudi (who played at Camp Bisco this summer), while…

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What Now? HeadCount’s New Campaign

“What is HeadCount doing now that the election’s over?” That’s a question I get asked almost every day. I’ve got a ton of answers, but if I had to sum it up, I’d say, “We’re gonna make $!#@ happen.” When Marc Brownstein and I launched HeadCount in early 2004, it was a time when many…