We talked with the organizers of Camp Bisco about this year’s event.
December 31st is the biggest night for live music of the year. An argument might be made for Halloween, but I’m not buying it. Your non-live-music-loving-friends don’t say things like, “Halloween is the most anti-climactic day of the year” while you sit there and just snicker. We’ve been a little Phish heavy this week so let’s take a look at how 24 other bands rang in 2011.
Side Note: This was my first time using embedded images from setlist.fm and I must say it looks super slick. That site has really got it going on, I hope the quality of data improves as more people use it, because with better information – statistics like “What songs did LCD Soundsystem play in 2010” will be really useful to have for a wide variety of bands.
READ ON for lots more New Year’s Eve Setlists
Disco Biscuits @ Terminal 5, December 27
Words: Carla Danca
Photos: Jeremy Gordon
In a year filled with adventures, the Disco Biscuits began their New Year’s Run this past Monday just after one of the largest blizzards in NYC history. Even with a move to Terminal 5 from the Nokia (now Best Buy) Theatre in Times Square, the real surprise of the night came in an email from the band that announced that due to a severe asthma attack, Allen Aucoin would be hospitalized and special guests would be needed to fill in behind the drum kit.
Monday night saw Mike Greenfield of Lotus fill Allen’s shoes. Greenfield had previously played with the band and luckily was available on short notice. As the house lights dimmed, Pink Floyd’s The Show Must Go On filled the room and the band took to the stage for the dedicated fans that had made the trek into the snowbank-filled city.
The first set had a few teases and prolonged jams with the second half finally finding a more cohesive groove. The segues out of Cyclone into Story of the World was the highlight of the first set. The second set started off a bit more jazzy as the quartet gained steam from the long set break. The suprise of the second set was the really great reception of the crowd to the newer Bombs, which has met a bit of fan resistance since Planet Anthem was released in March. But the song of the night was definitely Astronaut. From the transition into it from Bombs to when they brought it back around after some seriously tribal jaming, Astronaut was a holiday treat to those who figured out a way to make it in for the show. The Biscuits ended the night with a solid Caterpillar encore that was entertaining and kept the crowd moving.
READ ON for more on the Biscuits @ Terminal 5…
Sometimes less is more. Effort that is. This week, you’re only getting tracks from three different bands, but I’m giving you fat sections of music from all three entries. Those of you who download the weekly podcast (and yelled at me last week for not including a download link) will be settling in for an hour’s worth of music from a Jazz Duo that somehow captured the hearts of jamband fans years ago, a trancefusion band in the midst of an impressive summer tour playing large stages and the brownest band on the scene.
After not delivering last week, the Last Week’s Sauce Podcast is back, click here to download.
[Thanks to tgakidisfor this week’s photo]
Joe Russo stated in an interview with JamBase in February of last year that, “I don’t care who comes to see our band; if you like our music, that’s great. But the first time someone yelled a Phish song at us when we were playing as The Duo, I got really fucking pissed. I was like, ‘That’s it, all we are now is this [band] that has to do with Phish.” This problem I’m sure has continued to grow as since that interview was published, he is now also touring with Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. It seems as though he may have gotten over it though, as The Duo last week performed the long GD composition Blues For Allah.
No future tourdates for the Benevento Russo Duo are currently on the books, but Marco Benevento is playing with Garage A Trois alongside Skerik, Mike Dillon and Stanton Moore; they play tomorrow at Doug Fir in Portland, OR. Joe Russo resumes his drumming duties with Furthur on September 16th in Eugene, OR.[audio:https://glidemag.wpengine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/duosauce.mp3]
Video of The Duo playing their BIG HIT Becky…
READ ON for tracks from the Disco Biscuits and Ween…
The Disco Biscuits’ Bisco Inferno Weekend started early with an impromptu set on Pearl Street in Boulder on Thursday and continued until Sunday when Jon Gutwillig played a rare acoustic show at the Fox. In between, the Biscuits delivered six varied sets, a few of which were picked by fans as part of the Planet Anthem pre-order. To whet your appetite for our coming Inferno coverage, here’s a look at the Home Again encore from Red Rocks…
READ ON for the setlists from Bisco Inferno Weekend…
For this week’s edition you will be serenaded by two of the best tenors in the live music scene: Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses. Sorry Jon Gutwillig, while your vocal stylings are also included, you just didn’t make the cut.
[Thanks to darktrain for this week’s photo]
And we continue to take all the selected tracks, normalize them, create some simple fades and put it into one easy to download MP3 for you. Click here to download the Last Week’s Sauce Podcast
Leading off this week we’ve got the Band of Horses performing a great cover of a J.J. Cale song followed by a track from their upcoming album Infinite Arms. These two tunes were played in sequence, but I edited out some crowd noise/band introductions in between them. Band of Horses play tonight at the House of Blues in Orlando.[audio:https://glidemag.wpengine.com/hiddentrack/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/bohsauce.mp3]
BoH plays Compliments live at Trädgårn, Göteborg 2010/04/17
READ ON for tracks from the Disco Biscuits & Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe…