Disco Biscuits


bisco is by far the best jam scene around

>>By lise   (Wednesday, 4 Dec 2002 00:43)

Phish is selling out and it's their fault for all this ticket hoopla. After there are multiple arrests and deaths they will be forced into stadiums and have and opening act. It's all over

>>By bisco is future   (Sunday, 15 Dec 2002 22:53)

call it what you will:techno,jazz,funk,bisco has the most ireplicable sound out there and nobody can match it,lets just hope they don't start playing giant stadiums and trying to sell soundboards like phish.

>>By honest abe   (Wednesday, 12 Feb 2003 16:22)

Is it their captivation? Is it the fact that no other group can solidly the essence of rock. In my opinion, techno can not be defined by such djists, but rather a progression in rock musuc and the evolution of THE DISCO BISCUITS. The DISCO BISCUITS arent seaching for a bunch of sell out kids, but rather searching to furthur define what 21st century rock and roll is all about. Phish era is over and anyone will tell oyu differently paided more than face value for such a ticket to see a by-gone circus. Keep on bring me to heady dreams!-by the way, i think the only way for George W. Bush's time he served in office here in texas, should be compensated for not money, but a constant touring effort by THE DISCO BISCUITS to counter act all of this mans bullshit-past and current!

>>By budding nugget   (Friday, 7 Mar 2003 05:25)

disco biscuits kick ass, but so does phish, what is up with all the haters-it's good music, no matter how popular they are or how exspensive a ticket is...i would pay just as much to see bisco and i am sure you would to...what kind of bullshit is saying that the phish era is over, that is pretty lame

>>By kim   (Sunday, 6 Apr 2003 10:27)

All that needs to be said is that Bisco fever is spreading like wild fire!! you can deny the symptoms but soon Dr. Gutwillig will have your diagnosis- Brownie's bass pumps, sammy's drums don't stop, magner is an electronic prodigy, and Jon Gutwillig has the fastest hands to ever pick up a guitar.......so dont hate kids participate....tour it up with the biscuits....us Bisco kids don't bite............hard.

>>By Starks711   (Thursday, 17 Apr 2003 01:16)

"the Phish era" ? "sellouts" ? sounds to me liek u people don't understand what phish is all about. "the phish era" is not over b/c they have been around for so long and something so great as Phish won't die down so quickly like most 1 hit bands. Phish has increased the intensity of music as well as Bisco. Also Phish 's ticket prices are high b/c they play in hudge areas were the sound is top quality and more people can come to enjoy there music and the magnificent light show which is tied in with each and every song. Any true fan can say that each one's music is uniqe. Phish's idea of selling their live concert music that is recorded through a soundboard is a great idea b/c it is perfect quality and can't be beat soundwise. I just wish Disco Biscuits would do the same b/c on some of their bootlegs I can't even here the singing b/c the bass is maxed out wich makes it hard if you want to know what he is saying. I wish Disco Biscuits and Phish would put a hudge concert together I think that would be cool, but in the same sense it might screw both of there styles up so mabey they should just keep on doing what they are doing which is also cool.

>>By Disco-Phish   (Wednesday, 23 Apr 2003 22:07)

they make my head split open and all its drippy contents ooze onto the dancefloor for everyone to slosh around in

>>By raoul duke   (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 02:51)

Biscuits, Phish, Mortimer Mink whatever, whoever.
MUSIC damnit -- different styles and different energies to make people tick, dance, grow, and scream for more. every sound and band is a form of bisco crack to somebody....so stowe the hate-----------

relax, enjoy

droppin the B_flat.....see you in Bossanova

>>By creatorSI   (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 15:22)

During the Phish hiatus I've had a chance to check out many other underapprecited jam bands. There are so many lesser known acts out there making great music to shake your booty to. I recently saw a few Bisco shows. I'm checking out the setlist and there's a note on some songs that says it's "inverted"
What does that mean?

>>By clark   (Thursday, 1 May 2003 17:24)

Just got back from Jazzfest and although Gov't Mule was a kickass show and the wide spread show at the fairgrounds was outstanding, the Biscuits had the show of Jazz Fest. As a long time Dead Head I was just blown away at the energy and the talent of this band. The river boat was great and so was the crowd. I will go see this band anytime, anywhere. My only wish is to have a cd of this show or any other with good sound. I am a Biscuit neophyte but not for long. Any one out there that can help me find some live recordings?

>>By 1st timer   (Tuesday, 6 May 2003 23:16)

If it weren't for the biscuits I would hate the jamband scene - SCI, Widespread, MOE., whatever - have any of these bands checked the calendar to see what year it is - Push the envelope!

>>By 9/1/01   (Thursday, 15 May 2003 08:26)

if it wasnt for the biscuits u woulding be into th ejam band sceen . the biscuits are the shit and are going to take over the world . once you get a taste of the pure unadultrated BISCO CRACK their is nothing you can do about except go to as many shows as possible and get your biscuit fix

>>By lyons   (Thursday, 22 May 2003 15:18)

I've loved them from the start, the energy is just so over powering. You just have to let go. Any DB fan can name hunders of things that they love about the band. But I also feel the same way about Phish. But in the end it's all great music. Don't we get anoff crap about the jamband scene, from people that have never heared anything outside MTV.

>>By Chris   (Tuesday, 27 May 2003 16:08)

i like to consider the Biscuits to be progressive, very heavily progressive. I also can't compare them to any other band I've ever heard in my life, my best description I give when someone asks me is "The Biscuits are kinda like Pink Floyd in a way but...on crystal meth and going 190 miles an hour". It's still not even close to what they really are but it's the best way I can describe them. You really never know what you're going to get at a show, some Tchaikovsky or a couple songs in dub or some jazzy Aceetobee or a heavy Floddlights or Triumph.

>>By Dorko   (Wednesday, 4 Jun 2003 02:30)

I'D like to clear up a few things...1st off, what is "the end of the phish era?" Music is such a beautiful thing that there are no "ends." If you don't like what you hear, thats cool, but music touches everyone in a different way, so appreciate what Phish and other bands do. 2nd off, i had the chance to see The Disco Biscuits in concert and all i have to say is...WOW. They play with such passion and such skill, and they affect the crowd so greatly, that im not afraid to say they are the best band i have EVER seen live...that includes seeing The Dead, Phish, String Cheese, Steve Winwood, Allman Brother, etc. They get so caught up in the music and they seem to take their audience on a musical joyride. Id also like to say 1 more thing...Ben Harper said it best when he described music as being the only thing that every person, no matter what race, gender, etc. can experience, and truly enjoy in their own way. Don't hate bands or fans for what they like to play or listen to...from rap to metal to jam band...appreciate what music is doing for each individual person, and enjoy the hell out of it...cause i sure do.

>>By BiscoMagic   (Monday, 14 Jul 2003 23:35)

I play guitar and seeing the Biscuits live several times has made me realize that no lesson or transcription or video or book can match what seeing a great live band does to your motivation and inspiration. Since the first time I saw them in 2001 I feel that my playing ability has expanded to new horizions that I did not know existed before. I have realized that improvision doesn't have to be limited to any particular style but rather embrace the qualities of all styles of music. The best source for this is from within oneself. You just have to know how to find it. I would just like to thank the biscuits for helping me find mine. Now on a related note, I invite everyone to see the band that I am in now called Tomorrowz Yesterdaze. We are from Raleigh, NC. If you ever see us comming to your town, come check us out.

>>By LetsJam   (Wednesday, 16 Jul 2003 02:59)

The Biscuits are the best live band I have ever seen, but not because they are necessarily the most talented - they simply connect with their audience in a way that no other band I have ever seen has been able to. I've seen just over 20 Bisco shows (which is far less than a lot of the kids I chill with at shows), and the worst ones I've seen consist of the band getting up onstage and playing some great tunes...the best shows are musical journeys that you can't really define, because you'll see a setlist that delineates the songs they played, but the best part of the show is the in-between part that's not really anything, just pure, unadulterated, ragin' Bisco. The Disco Biscuits play for their fans (and for the ass they get after the show), leaving the audience dizzy and drained by the end of the insanity. If you've never seen the band, or only seen them a couple of times, and you live in the Northeast, go check out the shows at the Amazura Ballroom in Queens, NY on the 7th and 8th (if you like Bisco but not djs, then go on the 7th for three sets), lose your inhibitions and GET DOWN at a real party.

>>By Craig   (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 18:13)

inverted means they play the song backwards...with the last movement first and the first movement last

>>By answer man   (Monday, 28 Jul 2003 18:47)

Um, what the hell is a Disco biscuit?

>>By MindyLou   (Thursday, 31 Jul 2003 03:24)

I heard a rumor that the term "disco biscuit" came about in the 70's and was a nickname for a pill you could get at fitness centers aka the gym. The pill was some kind of early form of m.d.m.a. which is now used to make the recreational drug ecstacy. The pill was meant to boost energy for people who exercized but was soon widely used in disco clubs. It was here where it got its nickname. Also, if you've ever seen Cheech and Chong's Still Smokin' (correct me if this isn't the right movie) where Chong and Peewee Herman are doing cocain under the table at the restaurant, you can hear Cheech ask the waiter for some more "disco biscuits." Now on a different note: go to tyesterdaze.com. This is my band's website. (Tomorrowz Yesterdaze)

>>By LetsJam   (Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003 00:12)


Juggling Suns 2/28/2004 Used To Be's Mantoloking, NJ

Set 1 (75 Min)

Mountain Marlene
The Last Time
CC Rider
Into Tomorrow
Little Wing
Open Road
Use Me up

Set 2 (79 Min)

Jam->One More Time*(18 min)
Shakedown Street->
All Here Together
Jump For Joy
Love's My Thing
Way It Is

E: That's What Love Will Make You Do

w/ Casey La Pearle-Solan - Drums/Vocals

* With Jon Gutwillig of The Disco Biscuts

A very suprising special guest last night! Jon ripped it up with juggling in an incredibly intense One More Time... Jon & Mark Diomedie trading off on lead...some sick jamming!

Photos to appear soon on band website!


>>By marionj   (Sunday, 29 Feb 2004 18:37)

What's all this talk about Phish (and Tomorrowz Yesterdaze...) on the Disco Biscuits page?...Widespread's where it's really at! But this lull in my interest, what with the hiatus and all, has let me in on the Bisco secret...they fargin ROCK! I don't know if I've ever heard a band that can surprise me like tDB.

What's more, from my limited experience (only seen them live once, have <20 shows on disc) they seem have taken huge steps in terms of musicianship in the last 2 years. It's not that the older shows are bad, but recently, the intricacy and execution of the music has taken off.

Long live Widespread Panic, the Disco Biscuits, and Rock 'N Roll (or whatever it may become)...and I suppose Tomorrowz Yesterdaze can live a while too, if they're any good. Kind of a corny name, though.

>>By BlackoutJack   (Saturday, 13 Mar 2004 03:07)

a disco biscuit is slang for extacy pill.

>>By bisco charlie   (Friday, 5 Nov 2004 20:14)

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