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
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.
6. Evolution of a Song: O.A.R
Runtime: 19 minThe last episode of "Evolution of a Song" finds the band, management, and label coming together to decide on the single for radio. After much debate, the decision becomes clear and the band gets the opportunity to promote and hear their song premiered live in New York City.
Live at the Electric Forest Festival Day 3 Part 1
The String Cheese Incident
Runtime: 1 hr 13 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 in Asheville
Runtime: 2 hr 24 minThere's no denying it; Umphrey's McGee is on fire. The band concluded a two-night live performance at Asheville, NC, treating crowds to their patented brand of improvisational rock and roll.
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 2, Part I
Runtime: 1 hr 7 minWidespread Panic is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary
A band that doesn't repeat set lists and likes to stretch things out, you'll never know which show will be THE show that every fan will wish they had been at. Saturday night, their second of a three-night run at Red Rocks, Widespread Panic hit higher heights than they did the previous night.
By the time the band took the stage at 7:50 p.m., the energy among the fans was electric. Panic wasted no time delivering the goods, opening with a one-two punch of "Sometimes" and "North." Dave Schools stepped up with a bass break during the former, and lead guitarist Jimmy Herring and keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann traded singing solos and rolling fills on the latter.