The Disco Biscuits
As progenitors of trance-fusion, the Disco Biscuits fearlessly navigate a unique blend of electronica infused with the improvisational dexterity of a rock 'n' roll four-piece. Having met as undergrads at the University of Pennsylvania in the '90s, the Biscuits built a loyal following on the East Coast with their lengthy concerts, featuring inverted, dyslexic and dub versions of their songs -- with the occasional rock opera thrown in. This innovative group has managed to successfully translate their spiraling song compositions into sonically pleasing studio albums, with 2002's Senor Boombox being a sterling example. The departure of drummer Sammy Altman to medical school in 2005 led to the Atlantic City Drum-Off: two nights in front of outspoken fans to test the live chops of potential replacements. Allen Aucoin survived and joined John Gutwillig (guitar), Marc Brownstein (bass) and Aron Magner (keys) for Disco Biscuits 2.0. This touring force continues to traverse mountains, beaches and Europe to satiate the needs of an ever-growing fan base as they play larger venues and festivals.
The Disco Biscuits Concert Films
Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia
Runtime: 2 hr 34 minThe two and half hour concert film audio recordings feature over 20 once-in-a-lifetime performances honoring Jerry Garcia. Performers include Phil Lesh & Communion, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann's Billy & the Kids, Mickey Hart, Eric Church, Jimmy Cliff, The Disco Biscuits, Peter Frampton, David Grisman, Jorma Kaukonen, Los Lobos, Buddy Miller, Moe., O.A.R., Grace Potter, Allen Toussaint, Trampled By Turtles, Widespread Panic, and Yonder Mountain String Band. Produced by Blackbird Presents blackbirdpresents.com
5. Evolution of a Song: O.A.R
Runtime: 19 minIn this episode we see that picking THE song is proving to be difficult. The band has been challenge to make both songs great. Watch as they enter the studio with excitement but some doubts as well..
Live at The Electric Forest Festival Day 2 part I
The String Cheese Incident
Runtime: 1 hr 12 minOver the past two decades, The String Cheese Incident has emerged as one of Americas most significant independent bands. Their 17 year history is packed full of surreal experiences, epic moments, groundbreaking involvement and huge accomplishments.
Live at the Tabernacle, Atlanta GA
Runtime: 2 hr 23 minUmphrey's McGee continue to defy convention with their ferocious live shows, never-ending catalogue, and innovative approach to all facets of the music industry. That unique approach was on display on January 2nd, 2015 as the band performed their fourth night in a row at Atlanta's famed Tabernacle (there were five total!). The show featured a rare acoustic segment as the electric guitars were put down for four songs, including a debut of the Crosby, Stills & Nash classic "Southern Cross." And with the band performing the encore in bath robes (a first), this show truly has something for everyone.
UM is Musicianship for the Masses.
Live at the Summer Camp Music Festival, Day 3
Runtime: 2 hr 27 minFrom modest beginnings in a Buffalo basement over two decades ago to today’s multifaceted success, the members of moe. have never lost sight of the earnest, elemental goals that they aspired to from their very first show: to deliver honest, heartfelt music and to ensure the audience has a good time. Considerate and conscientious in their actions and decision-making, moe.’s refreshingly unpretentious attitude has won them a devoted legion of dedicated fans (ranging from seasoned concert-goers to eager young newcomers) and has given rise to a thriving cottage industry – a self-contained nation-state in which the band and their audience live as equals, thriving on a reciprocal appreciation rare in today’s increasingly fragmented musical landscape. 2010 marks the twentieth anniversary of moe.’s frontline of Rob Derhak (bass, vocals), Chuck Garvey (guitar, vocals), and Al Schnier (guitar, keyboards, vocals), who continue to perform together with the addition of drummer Vinnie Amico and percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Jim Loughlin. Keeping a consistent lineup intact and productive over two decades is no small feat. moe.’s saga is made all the more remarkable because they have consistently done so on their own terms, as independent artists who actively manage their own affairs while staying well ahead of industry and technological developments, including successfully self-releasing their own music and offering instant on-site digital concert recordings at their shows.
Live at Red Rocks: Day 1, Part I
Runtime: 1 hr 6 minIn the first of three sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Widespread Panic, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, dazzled devoted fans with an old-school show that lasted close to three hours.
It seemed appropriate that they kicked off the show with "Postcards," with its line: This town is nuts, my kind of place, I dont want to leave. Given the love the band and fans have for Red Rocks shows, it sometimes feels like they could simply play every summer show there and the fans would journey from around the country to see them.
On "Ribs and Whiskey," lead guitarist Jimmy Herring picked piercing trills over lead vocalist John Bells sultry, lazy slide playing while bassist Dave Schools laid down a funky groove underneath. Out of a long jam, percussionist Domingo Sunny Ortiz took a little solo and then locked in with Schools on the intro to the instrumental, "Party At Your Mama's House."
As the band closed out with a fiery "Radio Child," Bell stepped up and said they'd see everybody tomorrow night. The amphitheater then got turned into a disco, as the house lights mimicked a disco ball and the PA blared Michael Jacksons "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," a perfect backing track for fans to dance down to their cars.
Dave Matthews Band
Runtime: 2 hr 16 minThis film follows the Dave Matthews Band to Brixton Academy in London, on June 26, 2009. Dave Matthews, Carter Beauford, Stefan Lessard, Boyd Tinsley, Jeff Coffin, Tim Reynolds, and Rashawn Ross perform in front of a sold-out crowd and serve up fan favorites "Crash Into Me," "Funny the Way It Is," "#41," and many more.