Disco Biscuits

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The Disco Biscuits
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The Disco Biscuits performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre 2010
Background information
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Genres Trance fusion, livetronica, jam band
Years active 1995–present
Labels Independent Label Group/Diamond Riggs
Website http://www.discobiscuits.com
Members Jon Gutwillig
Marc Brownstein
Allen Aucoin
Aron Magner
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).[1]

The band incorporates elements from a variety of musical genres with a base of electronic and rock. Their style has been described as trance fusion.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

The Disco Biscuits formed at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1995.

Rock Operas[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Camp Bisco[edit]

Camp Bisco
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Genre Electronic music,
Location(s) Indian Lookout Country Club in upstate New York, Montage Mountain in Scranton PA
Years active 1999-present
Founded by The Disco Biscuits

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.[5] 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.

Discography[edit]

Band Members[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  • Live at the Palladium (2004)
  • Camp Bisco IV (2005)
  • Jam in the Dam (2006)
  • Progressions (2007)
  • Bisco Inferno 09/10 (2011)

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