Philly’s Jam on the River 2008 | Flaming Lips, Disco Biscuits Headline

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Philadelphia’s annual ‘Jam on the River’ has announced its 2008 lineup. Once again, local electronic rockers, the Disco Biscuits, will return for their 6th year to headline the two-day mini-festival. This year, they’ll be balanced out by the Flaming Lips. The event will take place on May 24-25 at Penn’s Landing, and includes the following:

Saturday, May 24th:
The Flaming Lips
RJD2
Josh Ritter
Bassnectar

Sunday, May 25th:

Deadmau5
Avett Brothers
Lotus

Although I feel like last year’s lineup was a bit more intriguing than this one, JOTR always does a good job mixing acts from around the country with plenty of local Philly talent (, Lotus, Tom Hamilton, etc…).

Last year’s events also included a few late night shows at the Electric Factory to continue the party Philly-style. No word yet of any similar late-night festivities, but those might be on their way with the official launch of the JOTR website. Late-night shows have now been announced, and include the following:

May 23 2008 – @ The Fillmore @ The TLA
May 24 2008 – @ The Electric Factory
May 25 2008 – Dark Star Orchestra @ The Electric Factory
May 25 2008 – Conspirator / RJD2 @ The Fillmore @ The TLA

  • billy

    hey these are all lies you lieing mo fos

  • billy

    hey these are all lies you lieing mo fos

  • Shaggy

    This lineup sucks. Why all of the electronica? Every year this event keeps losing its luster. What happened to rock ‘n’ roll? This is going to become a homey event in the future. I was excited to see the lineup for this year but once it came out I was severely disappointed…and I won’t be going at all, except to the late night Dark Star show at the Electric Factory. It’s the only band worth seeing really. The Lips are a great band but they do the same show every time and I’ve seen them numerous times in the past few years at festivals. How about getting some real bands next year and do us all a favor, lose the Disco Biscuits and their drugged-out low life fans.

  • Shaggy

    This lineup sucks. Why all of the electronica? Every year this event keeps losing its luster. What happened to rock ‘n’ roll? This is going to become a homey event in the future. I was excited to see the lineup for this year but once it came out I was severely disappointed…and I won’t be going at all, except to the late night Dark Star show at the Electric Factory. It’s the only band worth seeing really. The Lips are a great band but they do the same show every time and I’ve seen them numerous times in the past few years at festivals. How about getting some real bands next year and do us all a favor, lose the Disco Biscuits and their drugged-out low life fans.

  • Chris

    DSO a fun time, but can sometimes be lame. Dark Star makes their living as a cover band. Even seeing Phil or the Dead without Jerry has started to get boring, but a Dead cover band? That’s like going to a free show in a suburb, and not original at all.

    The Disco biscuits are high energy blend of rock and electronica. Even if it’s not your idea of one of the many futures of rock and roll, it’s more exciting and original than living in the past. There was a time when Pink Floyd was too electronic and experimental for people.

  • Chris

    DSO a fun time, but can sometimes be lame. Dark Star makes their living as a cover band. Even seeing Phil or the Dead without Jerry has started to get boring, but a Dead cover band? That’s like going to a free show in a suburb, and not original at all.

    The Disco biscuits are high energy blend of rock and electronica. Even if it’s not your idea of one of the many futures of rock and roll, it’s more exciting and original than living in the past. There was a time when Pink Floyd was too electronic and experimental for people.

  • Patrick

    The disco biscuits are a joke, all of these freakin electonic bands have limited talent. It takes robot ears to consider it music, or drugs I guess, either way the repetative nature of there sound is just annoying than euphoric, kind of a waste of a perfectly good time. Take enough of anything and watching paint dry would be just as fun.

  • Patrick

    The disco biscuits are a joke, all of these freakin electonic bands have limited talent. It takes robot ears to consider it music, or drugs I guess, either way the repetative nature of there sound is just annoying than euphoric, kind of a waste of a perfectly good time. Take enough of anything and watching paint dry would be just as fun.

  • Chris

    Wowee Wowzers! So I guess you guys don’t like the Disco Biscuits? Ever seen them or actually listened to them? They are very good musicians and have a broad musical influence. And to say that “all of these freakin electronic bands have limited talent” shows you have absolutely no idea about music in general. Very immature statement. Just because you do not like electronic-sounding music doesn’t mean that it is talent-less. I have nothing against DSO, they are a blast, but there is no originality. They re-create Dead songs; I think that would be a good argument for “limited talent”.
    And having Robot Ears has been a blessing to many.

  • Chris

    Wowee Wowzers! So I guess you guys don’t like the Disco Biscuits? Ever seen them or actually listened to them? They are very good musicians and have a broad musical influence. And to say that “all of these freakin electronic bands have limited talent” shows you have absolutely no idea about music in general. Very immature statement. Just because you do not like electronic-sounding music doesn’t mean that it is talent-less. I have nothing against DSO, they are a blast, but there is no originality. They re-create Dead songs; I think that would be a good argument for “limited talent”.
    And having Robot Ears has been a blessing to many.

  • http://bernie-music.blogspot.com Bernie

    Lips and Ritter on the same night? Good chance trying to keep me away from that…Anyone know where I could get tickets? You yhink they’ll be available the day of the show

  • http://bernie-music.blogspot.com Bernie

    Lips and Ritter on the same night? Good chance trying to keep me away from that…Anyone know where I could get tickets? You yhink they’ll be available the day of the show

  • phunky phred

    I think that this line up is phreakin AMAZING!!! DOS, Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, STS9, and Umphrey’s McGee! Thanks

  • phunky phred

    I think that this line up is phreakin AMAZING!!! DOS, Disco Biscuits, Bassnectar, STS9, and Umphrey’s McGee! Thanks

  • fabuliz

    The Avett Brothers RULE!

  • fabuliz

    The Avett Brothers RULE!

  • none given

    Scrap the Avetts and Ritter and give me New Deal on the MAIN DAY. This festie BELONGS to The Biscuits, newbs.

  • none given

    Scrap the Avetts and Ritter and give me New Deal on the MAIN DAY. This festie BELONGS to The Biscuits, newbs.

  • ?????

    Does anyone know where to get tickets??? Im very excited about only needing one ticket for both days but i cant find website selling them. There not sold out already… right?

  • ?????

    Does anyone know where to get tickets??? Im very excited about only needing one ticket for both days but i cant find website selling them. There not sold out already… right?