After what was an incredible weekend of what we have come to know as pure “Bisco” out in Colorado with three nights at the Ogden Theatre that culminated in a celebration at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, we look ahead to The Disco Biscuits‘ annual summer festival, Camp Bisco. Set to take place July 14th-16th at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA, this year’s lineup features six sets from the festival’s namesake act, as well as sets from Odesza, Big Grizmatik (Big Gigantic, Griz, and Gramatik), STS9, Griz, Lotus, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Thundercat, Dopapod, RL Grime, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Orchard Lounge, The New Deal, and more, Camp Bisco is bringing a little bit of everything to the table.Camp Bisco Reveals Stacked Lineup Of Performing ArtistsWith a major announcement about vast improvements on the festival site, such as round-the-clock shuttle service, advanced receipt of festival wristbands to expedite check-in, increased water station availability, a new Wellness Program – with daily yoga, mountain hikes, a 5K run and workshops – and Clean Vibes on-site to help with waste removal and ensuring a greener event, this is looking to be the best Camp Bisco yet. (Purchase tickets HERE)There are plenty of reasons why you should not miss this year’s festivities, and we are going to take a look at a few of them now:5. Waterpark FunMontage Mountain has an unbelievable water park for all to enjoy. Between the various activities such as the Wavepool, Alpine Run Waterslide Complex, Cross-Country Canal, Tundra Tornado, Iceberg Alley Luge, there is plenty of water-y options to have some fun in the sun outside and keep cool.4. The Classic Jamtronica BandsCamp Bisco has always been at the forefront of the jamtronica and electronica scenes, and with STS9, Lotus, Papadosio, The New Deal, GNOME Project, and The Indobox, there will be plenty for old-school Camp Bisco heads to enjoy.3. Big Gigantic + Griz + Gramatik = Big GrizMatikWhat more needs to be said on this subject? You take three acts that, on their own are huge, and seamlessly coalesce into one….and you get Big Grizmatik. With the amalgamation of hip-hop, funk, electro-soul, and jazz, along with live instrumentation and a full-on audio-visual sensory experience, this set is going to be a major party.2. Six Sets of The Disco BiscuitsThe founders and namesake of Camp Bisco, this festival wouldn’t be possible without the forethought that The Disco Biscuits had back in the late 90’s. The pioneers of trance-fusion carefully curated the lineup with all of the major jamtronica acts mentioned above, and has had some of the biggest international DJ’s and bands play before, or while, they were carving their own paths to superstardom. Think Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Skrillex, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfgang Gartner, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Shpongle, Emancipator, Snoop Dogg, Nas & Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, The Roots, and Cut Copy, just to name a few. The Disco Biscuits are Camp Bisco.Coming off arguably one of the the best multi-night runs in their entire history, out in Colorado at Denver’s Ogden Theatre and Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the Biscuits are poised and ready to bring it for six full sets at Camp. To the Bisco faithful, there is absolutely no place on Planet Earth that we would rather be. 1. The Vibe Between the major improvements mentioned earlier, a lineup that has something for everybody, one of the best festival sites in the country in Montage Mountain, and some of the most hardcore, dedicated and faithful fans in the music world, how can you not expect to have a vibe that goes in stride with all of that? Just make sure you bring your ass to the party!For more information and to purchase tickets to Camp Bisco, click HERE.
Gregg Allman’s inaugural Laid Back Festival was such a huge success last year that he decided to expand it to five venues this year. In a statement, Allman explained that “The idea was to put the Laid Back vibe on more than just the music. It had to be about food and drink too, and the people just loved it. So we’re coming back and taking it on the road!”Last night was the third stop in the tour and brought the festival back to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. The one day event attracted a near sell-out crowd and offered a wide selection of food, craft beer, wine and of course music.The music was split between two stages, allowing concert-goers easy access to the food vendors. Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band started things off on the Low Country Stage at 4pm, and the music continued seamlessly until 11pm, the latest that the local ordinances allow. Marshall Tucker Band, Orleans and America alternated between stages, playing nostalgic favorites before the sun began to set for Jason Isbell.The festival, named after Allman’s 1973 debut solo album, culminated with the rock legend finally taking the stage. As artful as ever, he guided his band through blues, rock and pop selections. Listen to the full set, recorded by taper Butch Almberg below.[Cover Photo by Shannon Williams]
There were dozens of incredible performances to come out of Lockn’ Festival this past weekend, with Tedeschi Trucks Band coming out as one of the best. The twelve-piece powerhouse brought their show to the farm directly after Phil & Friends, which featured drummer Jon Fishman and key-master Page McConnell of Phish, drummer Joe Russo, guitarist Anders Osborne, and virtually all of The Infamous Stringdusters. Fans were treated to the husband and wife joining the cast of characters for an unforgettable “Mr. Charlie” and “Sugaree”, which led straight into the highly anticipated return of the festival veterans.TTB’s set featured mostly covers, including The Box Tops‘ “The Letter”, The Beatles‘ “Within You Without You”, Derek and the Dominos‘ “Keep On Growing” and Miles Davis‘s “Bitches Brew”, along with originals from their newest record “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Laugh About It”, “Just As Strange”, and title-track “Let Me Get By”.Thanks to GratefuLSD25 .5 for sharing pro-shot video from their impeccable performance. Check it out:
Anderson .Paak is unstoppable. After his incredible collaborations with Dr. Dre on his 2015 album Compton, .Paak started a global assault on the music industry, delivering his huge breakthrough album Malibu before appearing at what seemed like every major music festival around the world. The artists has combined hip-hop and R&B with funk and punk, essentially creating a new genre along the way. His drumming is determined and tight, and his band, The Free National, easily move from one genre to the next in the live setting – ultimately creating a vibe that pretty much everyone can get down to.Now, Anderson .Paak is moving in a new direction, with the release of a new album with Kendrick Lamar producer Knxwledge under the name NxWorries – due out October 21. The duo actually released an EP a few weeks before Malibu dropped, and this new LP is an expansion on the project that they started last year. The new album, entitled Yes Lawd, is due out on October 21st on Stones Throw Records, and will feature nineteen tracks, seventeen of which are brand new, never before-heard recordings.Following the release of “Lyk Dis” a few weeks back, comes today’s release of their second single, “Get Bigger”. You can stream the new track below:Yes Lawd! Tracklist:01. Intro02. Livvin03. Wngs04. Best One05. What More Can I Say06. Kutless07. Lyk Dis08. Can’t Stop09. Get Bigger / Do U Luv10. Khadija11. H.A.N.12. Scared Money13. Suede14. Starlite15. Sidepiece16. Jodi17. Link Up18. Another Time19. Fkku
Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux has revealed plans for the newest installment in his archival series! The new Dave’s Picks Vol. 22 will highlight a beloved era in the Dead’s career, spotlighting the band’s performance on 12/7/71 at the Felt Forum in New York City, from the famous run of shows in the lower level of Madison Square Garden.The show features the return of Pigpen, who had been absent from the Dead since 8/26/71, and features five Pigpen-sung songs, including what Lemieux describes as “arguably the best version of ‘Smokestack Lightning’.” In announcing the new release, he continues, “Every song from this show is played to perfection, presenting definitive live versions of every song played from this era.”Because the show is relatively short at only two and a half hours, they’ve added the bulk of the second set from the previous night, including a massive “Other One” jam, and exceptional renditions of “Wharf Rat” and “Uncle John’s Band”. You can get a taste of what’s to come from the taper recording of this show below, though the sound in the upcoming release will be unbeatable.To make this release akin to a mini-box set, the 2017 Bonus Disc will feature the bulk of the rest of this 12/6/71 show, giving you two nearly-complete shows from one of the most requested and sought-after runs in Grateful Dead history. For more information on the new Dave’s Picks release and 2017 subscriptions, head here.
Colorado’s SunSquabi has just released their latest single “Cinnamon,” which features guest spots from Late Night Radio on keys and Leah Druzinsky on vocals. There is a reason the 3-piece is described as an ‘electronic hydro-funk experience,’ because their music literally flows like water.Papadosio To Bring Re:Creation To Red Rocks With Alex & Allyson Grey, SunSquabi, And More“Cinnamon” stays in that same vein, with a super smooth, undeniable groove highlighted by gorgeous vocals performed contributed by Druzinsky. There is a good reason as to why SunSquabi has been selling out Colorado venues such as the Aggie Theatre, The Fox Theatre, and more, as they continue to impress and take their show out on the road to new cities across the country. Keep an eye out. In the meantime, check out “Cinnamon” below:SunSquabi and Late Night Radio are teaming up for a night in NYC on 4/29 at American Beauty! Tickets available here.
One of the Midwest’s finest facilities Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, Wisconsin will not be hosting any concerts this season. Live Nation announced that the outdoor venue will not open in 2017 due to a lack of tour routes that traditionally pass through the area. With Phish off the road, and Dave Matthews taking a year off with his Band, the Valley will remain quiet this summer.“It’s an unusual year in that a lot of artists we’ve traditionally hosted are playing in other buildings or not playing at all this season,” explains Jon Reens, the Vice President of Marketing for Midwest music at Live Nation.“Either they’re not coming through Wisconsin or are playing at places like Wriggly Field instead of Alpine Valley,” he says. “Dave Matthews, the band, isn’t touring this year. Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds are touring together, but they’re playing at Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago.”While Live Nation still worked to book the season with other noteworthy acts, they weren’t able to come up with the proper billings needed to open the venue for the 2017 season. “Whether it was touring schedules, or production design where they can’t fit on our stage, or other things, they were not able to confirm for 2017,” explains Reens.Instead, the time will be used to focus on revamping the venue with general maintenance and repairs for a great season next year. “We have absolutely zero intention of abandoning the facility,” he assures. “We are refocusing on 2018 to build a more robust schedule. We had to make a difficult decision to not open for this year, but we’re focusing on 2018.”Not totally random, but remember when the Famous Mockingbird “totally knew shitting on Trey would inspire him”? Read the full interview here.[via My Walworth County]
Returning to Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA from August 10th through the 13th, the annual Peach Music Festival has just revealed their complete 2017 lineup. The already stellar lineup of Widespread Panic, My Morning Jacket, Umphrey’s McGee, and more will now be joined by Gov’t Mule & Friends featuring John Scofield, Greensky Bluegrass, Galactic, Keller Williams’ Kwahtro, Cabinet (2 sets), Hayley Jane & The Primates, Pink Talking Fish Eats a Peach (A full performance of Eat A Peach intertwined with Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads & Phish songs) plus artists at large: Turkuaz Horns and Primate Fiasco.Festival-goers will also be treated to an All-Star Tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, founding members of the Allman Brothers Band who passed away earlier this year. The Peach began six years ago as the first-ever Allman Brothers Band-inspired festival in the Northeast Pennsylvania region, and will continue to grow in their honor. Full lineup for the all-star tribute will be released in the coming weeks, but fans can expect classic Allman Brothers Band jams by former band members, friends, and longtime fans of the band. With Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Jaimoe, Marc Quiñones, and the rest of Les Brers on site, we can expect magnificent results from this “all-star” tribute.The complete lineup includes Joe Russo’s Almost Dead (2 sets), Lettuce ft. Chaka Khan, Mike Gordon, Les Brers, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Dark Star Orchestra, The Magpie Salute, God Street Wine, Rusted Root, Papadosio, Dopapod Orchestra, Steve Kimock & Friends, The Record Company, The Marcus King Band, The Soul Rebels, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The New Mastersounds, and Fruition.The lineup features even more great artists, like The Werks ft. The Shady Horns, Eric Krasno Band, Whiskey Myers, Pink Talking Fish, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Aqueous (2 sets), The Hip Abduction, Moonalice, Butcher Brown, Spafford, Tom Hamilton’s American Babies, Holly Bowling, The Jauntee, Mungion, lespecial, Ghost of Paul Revere, Scott Sharrard & The Brickard Band, Gabriel Kelley, Caverns, The Steppin Stones, Elise Testone, and Bobby Lee Rodgers.See below for the complete 2017 lineup:Check out the Peach Fest’s lineup announcement video below, featuring JRAD’s Tom Hamilton:Sounds like a fun weekend to us! Check out the full announcement below, and head to the Peach Fest website for details.
The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam has become a holiday staple, with last night’s performance at Asheville’s U.S. Cellular Center marking the 29th iteration of the beloved event. Each year, the Christmas Jam led by Gov’t Mule frontman Warren Haynes sees performances by some of the jam scene’s best and brightest. This year, in addition to numerous collaborative sets by the likes of The Avett Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Marcus King, and Les Bros—the latter which is composed of Marc Quinones, Warren Haynes, Paul Riddle, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce Katz, and Jorgen Carlsson—Christmas Jam 29 invited Phish frontman Trey Anastasio for two sets during the night.For Trey’s first appearance of the evening, the guitarist and vocalist appeared with the classic paired-down lineup for his solo project Trey Anastasio Band, also featuring drummer Russ Lawton, bassist Tony Markellis, and keyboardist Ray Paczkowski. While many of the sets throughout the night were somewhat restrained due to time, TAB’s performance at Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam was one of the most extended. After opening with classic Trey tune “Gotta Jibboo”, the band wasted no time getting into the nitty-gritty of the set, which mixed the band’s new material (“Everything’s Right” and “Set Your Soul Free”) with classics (“Gotta Jibboo” and “First Tube”). Their set also saw a performance of “Aqui Como Alla”, a tune which hasn’t been played by the group since 2001, marking a sixteen-year gap.Setlist: Trey Anastasio Band | U.S. Cellular Center | Asheville, NC | 12/9/2017Set: Gotta Jibboo, Burn That Bridge, Everything’s Right, Aqui Como Alla, Sand, Dark and Down, Set Your Soul Free, First TubeTrey Anastasio Band, “Gotta Jiboo”[Video: Warren Haynes]Trey Anastasio Band, “Burn That Bridge”[Video: John Ellis]Trey Anastasio Band, “First Tube”[Video: rohbear3]Trey was also featured during a short in-between set led by Warren Haynes. Haynes and Anastasio teamed up on two of the three songs during the short set. First up was the duo’s collaboration on Trey Anastasio original “Miss You”. Coming out of “Miss You”, the Phish frontman stayed on for a rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s classic number “Midnight Rider”. Following these two numbers, Trey departed the stage, swapping out for renowned pianist Holly Bowling, who joined Haynes for a rendition of the Grateful Dead’s “Morning Dew”.Setlist: Warren Haynes | U.S. Cellular Center | Asheville, NC | 12/9/2017Set: Miss You (w/Trey Anastasio), Midnight Rider (w/Trey Anastasio), Morning Dew (w/Holly Bowling)Warren Haynes with Trey Anastasio, “Miss You” & “Midnight Rider” [Photo: Tour Tweet]
* w/ Flamingosis, Cycles** w/ Broccoli Samurai^^ w/ Juice% w/ Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers! notes newly announced date[Photo: Steve Olker] Pigeons Playing Ping Pong have added a slew of new tour dates to their calendar for the spring, including a three-night run at the Brooklyn Bowl and a set at Bonnaroo. The dates expand on what was already shaping up to be a lengthy 2018 run for the Baltimore-based quartet.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Rings In 2018 With Disney-Themed Show [Video/Full Audio/Photo]In addition to a jaunt through the Southwest, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong’s new list of dates also features two-night stops at the Woodlands Tavern in Columbus, OH and the Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME as well as a three-night run at New York City’s iconic music venue Brooklyn Bowl. There’s currently no word on who the supporting acts will be for those shows, but the openers are already set for the band’s previously announced trek through the Midwest and Colorado.Tickets for single nights go on sale this Friday, January 12th, at 10 a.m. (local). Early-bird bundles will also be available for the multi-night runs in Portland and Brooklyn, with the packages going on sale Wednesday, January 10th, at 10 a.m. (EST). For more information on these new dates from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and to snag tickets, head here.Pigeons Playing Ping Pong Tour Dates1/17 – 1/22 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise2/1 – 2/3 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant Street2/7 – State College, PA – State Theater **2/8 – Rochester, NY – Anthology **2/9 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater **2/10 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony ^^2/27 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird %2/28 – Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection %3/1 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom %3/2 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze %3/3 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room %3/6 – Jackson, WY – Pink Garter %3/7 – Salt Lake City, UT – State Room %3/9 – Durango, CO – Animas %3/10 – Denver, CO – Ogden %3/13 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck %3/14 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House %3/15 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall %3/16 & 3/17 – Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern (St. Fatty’s Daze)!3/30 & 3/31 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club 4/12 – Providence, RI – Fete Ballroom!4/13 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground!4/14 & 4/15 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall!4/19 – 21 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Festival4/20 – Charleston, SC – Pour House!4/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theater!4/25 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall!4/26 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn!4/27 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre!4/28 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theater!5/03 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl!5/04 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl!5/05 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl!5/17 – 19 – Bedford, PA – Domefest6/07-10 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo!