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When did Browine get that Bisco tat on his hand? I like Browine but I think that's a little cheesy to get a tat of your own band.
yes that is very cheesy. And why the fuck is gutwillig wearin a bama hat?
ya tat is kind of lame... barber's girl went to alabama and i believe he is a fan as well...
Bisco should never sing. This concert sounds like it was awesome. Everytime they start singing I'm always like shut up and jam. Incredibly talented band.
I wish Bisco would do an entire Tractorbeam Ter. i tend to listen to the couple Tractorbeam sets i have way more than huge collection of Bisco shows i have..
TRACTORBEAM>BISCO........biscuits should never ever ever ever ever ever ever sing again.
Bisco reminds me of that local jam band you use to go see in high school and thought they were killer until you became intelligent and realized it was absolute trash so you stopped going and seeing them moving on to well constructed music with real depth... I guess there are still a lot of morons who enjoy this garbage tho... the same morons who are probably getting bunk acid and bunk rolls at these awful gigs
there is a drummer named Shannon Larkin from Ugly Kid Joe, Amen, and mass other bands (some sucky like godsmak) who gets every band he is a part of inked on himself. I thought that was pretty original and cool when i was a youngin. I agree that the biscuits should stay instrumental, but shouldnt use a stupid name like 'tractorbeam.' that name would be cool if it was a rave in the middle of some farm with killer tractors shining their high beams at all the tweekers
The Biscuits and their ridiculous spinoffs continue to disappoint me.
I want to pee on bisco fans from the balcony of every show......Biscuit means Terd or poop and or doo doo!
yay curtbraski....waste of time....
your like a retarded myspace blog that nonone reads
-ehh this style of bisco's pretty cool i guess, alittle too much untz for my liking...been listening to alot of 98-99 lately.....the snizzle!
yeah and that balcony in the 2nd to last pic def looks like someone should be peeing off of it....thats missed opportunity for sure
hell yeah hes wearing a bama hat. They raged it in T-town a few months ago.
Please. They are a regional jam band who can't get arrested outside of NJ?Philly, Colorado and 3 medium-sized college towns dwn South.
And, oh yes.
Please stop Barber from singing.
Seriously. It's just awful.
sounds like a little too much electronica based stuff for an entire evening for myself, but i definitely would have loved to have seen the tractorbeam set. im not a huge bisco fan or anything, but the few times i have seen them, they do throw down, they are good to dance to. i prefer a more organic sound to my music, but as far as this whole jam subgenre, i think the biscuits are at the forefront, and this looks like it would have been very fun. plus, i absolutely love the state theatre in falls church. great venue, great sound, friendly staff, good beers on tap. cheers.
BOUT time they woke up and realized how awful their vocals are.
other than that, BARF
Yea biscuits are just horrible, they are horrible, they don't have the right to use their nature given larnxes, their fans should get pissed on apparently, i mean people need to listen to themselves and decide who the shitty rif raf are, i don't think i'd ever wish anyone be peed on, and as far as the vocals, if you don't like it don't listen, we have the POWER, to not listen to what i don't want to. apparently common sense though is something that people lack. o and btw curbtaski seems to always have the most 100% negative comments, most people mention that they kind of like them or their vocals suck but curbtaski is just a negative nancy; if you don't have something nice or meaningful to say don't say it at all. free sbd on archive or tractorbeam for 7/26/07 check it out its some good shit if you want an idea of what this sounds like.
vocal coaches would be a great Xmas gift for em
Admittedly, I am personally not a huge fan of their vocals. However, I do enjoy a good bisco show. Last time I checked their job was to make the crowd dance and have a good time. Im preeeety sure they accomplish that.
Furthermore, these guys are all, I would assume, millionaire musicians. I would venture to say that NO ONE on here has that kind of credibility so MAYBE, just maybe, everyone should get off their high horse, enjoy the music they listen to, and quit the 'holier than thou' bullshit that dominates ever single board on Jambase. I imagine the folks at jambase had a little more in mind for this site when they started it out than to have the same handful of 'fans' ripping every other SUCCESFUL band on the scene.
NO one is ripping them...do not like the truth do not read...They are NOT millionaires....they play clubs and small theatres..come on now. NSYNC made millions. Doesnt mean they are good.
BISCO is sophmoric garage untz. it is entertaining...for 5 mins. then the buzz wears off and you go...ouch that was bad.
THE BISCUITS ARE NOT MILLIONAIRES, I PROMISE YOU THAT! They exist to give hope to all the smaller up and coming bands out there, that no matter how terrible you are you can still make it in the Jam scene. If you played the Bisco for an old school head that doesnt give a shit about the scene or the drugs, they would laugh at the music coming out of the speakers! Go ahead and Thumbs down me, it shows your ignorance!!!!
good review made me wish i could have made the trek down, sounds like a ragin good time with some great openers and tractorbeam is straight filthy....i still dont understand why ppl feel the need to post all this hate, if u dont like bisco dont read the review, but last time i checked they were playing nokia theater in TIMES SQUARE for 5 NIGHTS NYE...yea they suck?!?!?
Good Review. Awesome show. My friends Sean, Baffoni, and I made the trek down there from Columbus, OH, and it was the smoothest 7 hour drive there and back. I love last minute trips, they always seem to fall into place appropriately. As for the music (Which Tractorbeam is all about), it was stellar. I was a Tom Hamilton hater for a while, BUT this show put all of those misconceptions to shame. I, personally, think that there should always be 2 lead guitars on stage. Hamilton ripped Barber apart and the jam back into Confrontation was like WHOA! I understand the biscuits may not be your cup of tea, but why all of the constant hate? They are classically trained musicians who are truly the best at what they do (Jamtronica, fusion, whatever you call it)and continue to push the envelope. I would love if they dropped vocals, but then again, the vocals just add to their grunginess, and songs like Magellan and Jigsaw Earth would be rendered useless. All in all, I love the tractorbeam concept and I love the people who goto Bisco shows for the music. I have met some of the most quality beings on the earth by way of Bisco and UM. That reminds me, I'm GRIPPED for Holidaze!!!
This guy Ian McGuire playing with Clay Parnell is one of the nastiest dudes behind the keys I have ever seen. Check out his band MJ Project outta Philly...unbelievable.
Making music with computers is dumb
So i have always thought that the Biscuits are just aight. Their early Phish rip-off stuff was kind of fun, but their livetronica stuff kind of hurts my ears. However, they seem to have a gift for pleasing their fans and making new fans. So hey, kudos to them for getting to where they are today, i never thought it would happen. They are smart dudes.
Towellie, these guys are far from millionaires. If they were millionaires, they would be playing shit like madison square gardens. Enough of the bullshit, bisco fans get so defensive about people talking shit. If the shit talkers don't like to eat drugs constantly and save their braincells, then that is their loss. Oh yeah, and their vocals such mad dicks.
just for all the "KNOW IT ALLS" i just had to laugh! the biscuits dont have millions? haha well i happen to know barber and brownie well, and trust me they have millions, they made there first million in like 98' i cant believe you people are serious, like 60 shows a year? sold out? for like 10 years?? can you morons do the math?? haha what a bunch of jokers you haters are
its not a tat...
***you hate em but i see you here every article making the same jokes, like the singing jokes havent been around since the beginning, very original, your family/employer? must be thrilled with your creativity...
=so im asking you guys again...Guilty PLeasure? or even worse Boredeom?
PROPS TOO ANYONE NOT SITTING ON JAMBASE TALKING SHIT - GO BISCO!
Note to Jambase: Stop putting up threads on : Bisco, Umph, & STS9 stories.
All the liitle kiddies get all exited & upset, start arguing over whos fav band sucks, whos fav band can kick the other one's ass. Now their poor mommy has to calm them down & make them take a nap.
MiMiLuv, are you saying that they have sold out every show in the past 10 years? That's not true. They are still playing small clubs as well as their festival and others but that by no means makes them millionaires. Touring is expensive, and it takes a while to make a million, in a band or not. If you know these guys so well, why are you defending them. Everyone is a critic on this site, so everyone get use to it because I have seen everyone on this board talk shit in some way shape or form.
The biscuits have been playing better than ever in the last year. They owned Rothbury. And they own all you haters who wouldn't know a good guitar player if he smacked you in the face. They are the best acid band out there and rival the Grateful dead in Jams. Barber is the best guitarist playing today.
Kiss my balls haters
Like 'em or hate 'em, they're causing quite a commotion. This type of talk only stirs up interest in Bisco. Good for them (it's working)
ODD MOSES from your head to your toezes
Bisco rules. If you don't like it go listen to My Snoring Jacket and get the **** off this message bored. GOD I HATE HATERS!!!
Sorry that short rant was childish so I apologize. I just don't understand why people do some things on these boards. I should know better than to comment on this stupid shit. I'm signing off for good.....see you at some shows.
If you don't like Type 2 jams then you probably wouldn't like this band. If you don't know what a Type 2 jam is then you probably shouldn't be a fan of jambands.
I am a fan of jambands. I also don't know what a type 2 jam is. What does that label me as?
bigfro, you must be joking when you say that their jams rival the Grateful Dead. That is completely obsurd and idiotic. They should not even be compared to the GD. They couldn't even cover a Dead song and make it sound good. Who would sing that song by the way? Let me know.People, their is more to making music than jamming! Barber is nowhere near the best guitar player playing today, at all. Mediocre at best. gmoo, you hate haters? Why are you hating on another band in your weak rant?
hell you would think with MILLONS of DOLLARS (as some of you know their finance boxes) they could buy some vocal coaches or something?
I don't get the whole "vocal coach" thing.Of course their singing is lousy, but it hasn't seemed to matter all that much. The fans keep coming out to the shows....isn't that all that really matters?
btw - they had a vocal coach..... it didnt work, and I dont think they care
btw anyone ever hear phil sing ...not the best either, but we still love him :)
-ill have to agree w/ MikeMarc, I like bisco and think there jams are fun, but i wouldnt compare them to GD by any means.....you need to put those headphones bak on and do some research dude
who goes to a jam concert for vocals? They sing for maybe .05% of the concert. I think i'd rather listen to Barber sing than kang singing Rollover or Trey singing scents and subtle sounds or some bullshit tune. Let's face it the jamband genre is not known for the incredible vocals, and it should'nt be.
quakersk8, what is a type 2 jams? Did you make this up? So, since I don't know what it is, I shouldn't listen to jambands? Inform me so next time I'm at a show, I can distinguish a type 1 and type 2.
the biscuits aren't millionaires because they invest the money they make into their production, they got their own studio, they bought that huge LED screen, their light rig is sick, they continue to try and give back the money that they earn in terms of the quality of the show that they produce, they buy top notch instruments and gear, in general i think its safe to say that thankfully most bands in the jam community aren't very selfish and the biscuits are included. doesn't hurt that they are sick
'doesn't hurt that they are sick'
^which they absolutely are.
Same crappy Biscuits made only slightly better by the lack of singing.
biscuits arent that good but they are still leaps and bounds better then umphreys.
" They are the best acid band out there and rival the Grateful dead in Jams. "
you have to be kidding!!!!
rival the grateful dead!!!! disco biscuits.. hahahahahahah
not hating of bisco, but come on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not even close!!!!!!!
i love reading the nonsense posted on this site. some of you people kill me.
give me a band that's better this coming spring other than phish. i don't see a single band that can compare honestly, now that's my personal opinion, for me i should say there are no better bands they have great grooves, great melodies, shit singing but i listen to jam bands since when do i care about how people sing
Looks Pretty Good. Sounds even better. Odd Moses