The Disco Biscuits just capped off a Winter/Spring Tour that many fans feel was one of their strongest and most consistent tours in the last few years. The band also finalized plans for the eighth incarnation of their signature music festival, Camp Bisco, which takes place July 16-18, returning again to the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, New York outside of Albany.
As in years past, the Biscuits have pulled together a solid lineup of bands and DJ’s that tend towards electronic dance music but include plenty of exceptions to that rule:
Camp Bisco VIII Lineup (thus far):
Disco Biscuits – All 3 Nights; Nas & Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley; STS9 (2 nights); DFA Disco Tent; Twisted Records All Star Tent; Chromeo; Dr. Dog; K’Naan; The Orb; Shpongle x 2(Simon Posford vs Raja Ram); Younger Brother; Special Disco Version James Murphy & Pat Mahoney of LCD Soundsystem; Flying Lotus; Pretty Lights; EOTO; Holy Ghost; Orchard Lounge; John Brown’s Body; Telepath; Boombox; Martyn, BioDiesel with KJ Sawka; AC Slater; Phantogram; MO2; DJ Haitian; Fort Knox Five; Kill the Noise; Prometheus; Ott; Starkey; Bluetech; Indobox; Roots of Creation; Joe Nice; Tuphace; Otherwise; and Dirty Paris. More artists and festival details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets on sale now for $145 and are available online at www.campbisco.net and 1-800-594-TIXX, as well as at all FYE stores in New England and select outlets in New York state. VIP packages will be made available for an additional $225 per 3 day ticket purchase.
The band is not only doing a full-fledged summer festival on the East Coast, they’re also expanding on their previous summer excursions in the Rocky Mountains, creating a bigger version of “Bisco Inferno” by headlining Red Rocks with a number of supporting acts, including: Paul Oakenfold, Lotus, DJ Z-trip, the New Deal, RJD2, and Orchard Lounge.
After seeing this band a ton of times in the early 2000’s, it’s honestly nice to see them consistently putting on their own festivals, playing bigger (and more consistent) shows, and generally getting a bit more professional in their overall approach. They’ve recently signed on with Red Light Management; DMB, Phish, and many more. It’s really been a big year for the band so far, and it appears that they’ll be continuing that trend…
In other Disco Biscuits news, several of the band members will be spreading themselves around over the next two months with a number of notable side projects. The news from DiscoBiscuits.com:
MARC and ARON return with DJ Omen and Conspirator on June 16th at the Orpheum Theater in St. Louis with Shpongle and Pnuma. They continue to Baltimore on June 18th at the Summer Solstice Projekt (also with Shpongle), then to the Highline Ballroom in New York for a late night show with Sub Swara and Big Gigantic. They bring it home to Philly to tie up the run at the TLA with the EGG and Big Gigantic. Tickets for St. Louis, New York and Baltimore are ON SALE TODAY AT NOON at BiscoTix, and the Philly show is on sale Friday May, 15th at BiscoTix.
ALLEN kicked it off this week as Dr. Fameus at Nashwa supporting Shpongle in Asheville, NC and at the Georgia Theatre last night in Athens, GA. This weekend, Allen heads to Awesometown in Morrisville, PA for two very special festival sets.
JON and his M80 Dubstation project also play this weekend in Tennessee with Shpongle at The Limelight. And next month on June 14th he’ll be in the ATL with Benga and DJ Spooky at Dub_ocracy!
On May 16th, Jon also rejoins the Players Club, featuring Mike Greenfield and Tom McKee (Brothers Past) for a show with Grimace Federation at the TLA in Philadelphia.
And finally, Younger Brother flies in from across the pond to link up with MARC for a few shows leading up to Camp Bisco. On July 9th, YB starts up with a late night show at Terminal 5 in NYC. On Friday, July 10th they head down to Baltimore for a show at the Sonar, and then on Saturday, July 11th come home to Philly for one last pre-Camp Bisco Blowout at the TLA!
UPCOMING SIDE PROJECT DATES:
May 9th -The Limelight – Nashville, Tennesse – with Shpongle, Govinda
June 14th – Dub_ocracy in Atlanta – with Benga, DJ Spooky, SubSwara, Alex B, Starkey, Djunya, Joe Nice, Charlie P more
PLAYER’S CLUB - Jon Gutwillig (guitar), Tom McKee (keys – Brothers Past), Steve Lyons (bass – Bodega), Mike Greenfield (drums – Xylos, The Ally)
May 16th – The Fillmore at the TLA – Philadelphia, PA with Grimace Federation, Agent Moosehead, Sonkin Dev79
June 16th – Orpheum Theater – St. Louis, MO – Re:Creation (Post Phish) with Shpongle (DJ Set), Pnuma (Live PA)
June 18th – Summer Solstice Projekt Music Arts Festival – Hawkwood Farm, Harmony, MD ( Baltimore – with Shpongle (DJ Set), Brothers Past, THE EGG and more!
June 19th – Highline Ballroom – NYC – LATE SHOW with Sub Swara, Big Gigantic (doors 11pm)
June 20th – TLA – Philadelphia – with the Egg and Big Gigantic (On Sale at BiscoTix May 15)
YOUNGER BROTHER LIVE BAND – Simon Posford, Benji Vaughan, Ru Campbell, Marc Brownstein, Tommy Hamilton, and Joe Russo
July 9th – Terminal 5 – NYC – LATE SHOW after Umphrey’s McGee/Matisyahu at Central Park Summerstage
July 10th – The Sonar – Baltimore, MD
July 11th – The Fillmore at the TLA- Philadelphia, PA
Wow, these dudes are keeping busy. Good stuff.