|The Disco Biscuits|
The Disco Biscuits performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2010
|Origin||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Genres||Trance fusion, livetronica, jam band|
|Labels||Independent Label Group/Diamond Riggs|
|Past members||Sam Altman|
The Disco Biscuits are a jam band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band consists of Allen Aucoin (drums), Marc Brownstein (bass), Jon Gutwillig "Barber" (guitar), and Aron Magner (keyboards, synths).
The Disco Biscuits formed at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1995.
Both Marc Brownstein and Jon Gutwillig have written rock operas. Gutwillig was first, writing the Hot Air Balloon some time before its debut on December 31, 1998 at Silk City in Philadelphia. Marc wrote the Chemical Warfare Brigade in early 2000 while on hiatus from the band. It debuted at the Trocadero Theater in Philadelphia August 19, 2000 with his side project Electron.
Diamond Riggs Studios
In 2006 the band found themselves with an abundance of resources and purchased the former Old City Philadelphia studio space of DJ Jazzy Jeff. The space became a place for local musicians to congregate and work, helping make possible the unique collaborations recorded in the Planet Anthem sessions.
|Location(s)||Indian Lookout Country Club in upstate New York, Montage Mountain in Scranton PA|
|Founded by||The Disco Biscuits|
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The first Camp Bisco took place in 1999, the band seeking to combine the creative effects of electronic DJs with improvisational rock. Over 17 years Camp Bisco has grown by leaps and bounds, with its lineup expanding to include acts such as Skrillex, Bassnectar, Amon Tobin and Big Gigantic.
The Disco Biscuits are involved in a number of charitable efforts including food drives and raising money for Hurricane Irene relief. In 2004, Marc (along with Andy Bernstein, author of The Pharmer's Almanac) founded HeadCount, a national, nonpartisan, non-profit, organization that partners with musicians to promote participation in democracy in the United States by registering voters at concerts.
- Encephalous Crime (self-released, 1996)
- Uncivilized Area (1998)
- Bisco Lives (2000)
- They Missed the Perfume (2001)
- Bisco Lives 2: Freedom Boulevard (2002)
- Señor Boombox (2002)
- Trance Fusion Radio Broadcast Vol. 1-4 (2003)
- Under the Influence: A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd (2004)
- The Wind at Four to Fly (2006)
- Rocket 3 (2006)
- On Time EP (2009)
- Widgets EP (2009)
- Planet Anthem (2010) US #157 Heatseekers #5
- Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens (2011)
- Jon Gutwillig – Guitar, Vocals
- Marc Brownstein - Bass, Vocals
- Aron Magner - Keyboards, Vocals
- Allen Aucoin - Drums (2005–present)
- Sammy Altman - Drums (1995-2005)
- Live at the Palladium (2004)
- Camp Bisco IV (2005)
- Jam in the Dam (2006)
- Progressions (2007)
- Bisco Inferno 09/10 (2011)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Disco Biscuits.|
- Allmusic biography
- Moon, Tom (August 24, 2001). "Playing 'trance fusion' The experimental and progressive Disco Biscuits will lead jam bands of a different sort into Wilmingon [sic]. The 'Bisco Knights' festival will be heavy on loops and techno sounds.". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
- "The Disco Biscuits". Best Buy Theater. 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
- "Disco Biscuits at 4th and B". Retrieved November 27, 2012.
- Sarafan, Greg (2011) Disco Biscuits Ask Fans For Help", "SensibleReason.com"