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What do you mean by "the pubescence of Rothbury"?
12/28 was the best show of the run by far.
look how many of these dudes in the crowd are wearing their hats just like Brownstein. hilarious.
the flat bill ball cap. cocked to the side. slight.
you can always tell a bisco fan.
these guys are fucking awesome!!! Cant wait for Mule/Biscuits Texas tour next month!! Hope they Rothbury...
i guess pubescence means that the festival is... young? first annual?
awesome show. awesome review. great way to capture the mood and anticipation of this show within the greater context of what this band is trying to do. thought that it was appropriate that it combined almost equal parts show and future, as this band being as excited as they are for this album makes me excited for the possibilities of future shows. again thank you for this awesome review
and great pix. no dave vann no problem.
look at how many dudes are in that crowd. where are the ladies?
From what I've read and heard this show was aweful. The 28th's were it's at! They were on fire that night. The only thing that is keeping me excited for the new album is that, "five of them are produced by Simon Posford and Benji Vaughaun." Those tracks will be awesome.
The flatter the bill, duller the tool.
heard their new songs are terrible
I love how they review this show, but not the major show down the street with My Morning Jacket. What's that about...
I had tickets to the 30th and 31st and decided to trade them for the UM run in chicago for monetary purposes. I was very sceptacle but after reading reviews of new years i feel like i may have made the right choice. I also got to catch tdb show on the 28th so it looks like i caught the best of both worlds. That sunday night show is the heat from beginning to end.
Those are the ladies in the backward baseball caps. look closely.
Bisco doesn't lend itself to good lookin' women
Great article! Nice to hear some more info on the new album...sounds pretty hawt! As for the new songs they played in Jamaica and Nokia, they aren't my favorite to say the least, but I am sure they will grow on me. Many of them sound like STS9 songs, which to me isn't good, but once fused into transitions, I'm sure people will appreciate them more.
As for the Nokia, best sound system I've ever heard i think. The security sucked balls though, had quite a few friends get kicked out over the run.
As for the show, I was only at 26-28, with the 28th blowing the roof off. I heard NYE wasn't that great, esp. the last set. But the first two sets are pretty awesome!
can't wait to hear Biscuits produced by Simon and Benji....that shit will be off the hook!
and it was kind of a BRAH festie in there!
"I love how they review this show, but not the major show down the street with My Morning Jacket. What's that about..."
look at all the lame hat wearers
one can never trust one who does not bend the brim of thier hat
yeah the 28th was the heat of the run.....looked fun tho
what's worse than a biscuit show?
a biscuit show with matisyahu.
good one lebowski....stay tuned... im gonna knock their vocals! WERE ORIGINAL!
NYE was terrible! was this guy really at the same show? worst biscuits show ive ever seen. i think its the first time ive ever heard fans actually BOOOING. from start to finish the show sucked, no energy, noone was playing together, jazzy vasilios?? more like i forget the chords vasilios. and omg the 3rd set??? the rapping orthodox guy? was the worst thing i think ive ever seen live. im sorry people i love me some biscuits but this show was bad bad bad start to finish. and the sad thing is not only was the 28th EPIC but all 4 shows prior to NYE was really good. just wish i went to the garden or even mule on NYE, much MUCH more fun this pile if steaming crap, i wouldnt even download it and listen to it again thats how bad. but the 28th? listend to it 3 times already
pile of* steaming crap
it is possible that all the other shows were better, but that doesn't mean that this show is as bad as you think it is; first two sets were really good
sorry i disagree i thought the whole show was bad including the first 2 sets, if i had to pick a highlight it was truckers choice and thats it, one song.i remember thinking after the first set, dam that was WEAK but at least we have 2 more sets!! yeah right!!! listen to the countdown it was horrible!! i mean 5 nights you expect at least one night to be off, too bad it was new years...too bad it was all 3 sets. listen to last new years, doesnt even compare. i know like 15 people that went and everyone was super disapointed after the show
man out of a five night run from one of the biggest jam bands on the scene they review one night. super fucking weak. saturday and sunday were the shiiit. im only saying that cause i was there. wish i could have gone to all five nights.
Looks like the biggest sausage fest I've ever seen judging from these photos.
These were some of the best shows I've seen in years. The band absolutely jammed out. They broke out a slew of new songs that were some of the best stuff they've written in years. The guitar work by Barber was a thousand miles and hour and totally off the hook. The best psychedelic music I've sen in years. It totally passes the acid test. Oh yeah and there were tons of hot chicks
By the way a big FU to anyone who wasn't there and hated on Nw Years. It was aone of the best shows I've ever seen on New Years. The only reason anyone would bag on it was because they wanted to hear song stupid song and didn't or maybe they are one of the haters that impress their friends by being over everything. The 28th was great too. They were jammiing. they were bringing the songs beyond this realm where no poser can survive.
My Morning Jacket sucks ass and didn't even sell out. This band is the real thing. Many of you posers should go home and blast your crappy Nos albums and shut the F up. Bisco owns all of you and you'll never compete so you attempt tp be a hater. The refuge of all sell out pop stars who won't be partying with us in five years once there wives take over their life.
They should change their names to "the Disco Buttondowns"
Do they now have a band uniform?
First off, MimiLuv is a cunt bitch that bashes everything on this site. Go the fuck away already. You are never happy, with anything. iownyou, what the fuck do you know. everybody in Bisco will propably be dead from OD's in five years. Also, Bisco couldn't even get half the people to MSG that MMJ got. MMJ has more talent in on member than all of these guys. Not saying I don't like Bisco, I do, but it takes a lot more to write a good song than to just jam. That song Helicopters is so fucking lame, the lyrics are retarded. My 3 year old could write better lyrics than that.
I know my opinion, which I own
And Ownership has it's privileges
I'm sure that condescending to Bisco while also saying you like them makes you feel soomehow elevated and superior to not only the argument but the DIsco Biscuits, But maybe you should put on a shirt and shut up. I doubt you've produced anything on the quality and expertise of the disco biscuits (while improvising no less). My Morning Jacket play simular sets every night. It's not hard to be great when you play the same tunes a hundred times a year. The Bisco played 86 unique setlist last year. How many have you played poser.
"Perhaps by way of computer error......." ummm i thought these guys were musicians? I have to be honest, as soon as I read that in the review I stopped....any band that has computer malfunctions screw things up mid show...i dont know
Superior, elevated? What the fuck are you talking about jolana? Simply made a statement. I did not bash them, just one song. So shut your fucking mouth and stop whining.
its funny how i always bash everything but i just said the first 4 nights were awesome and new years sucked, maybe you should read first before you just hate on me, and bigfro, if thats the best new years show youve ever saw i feel very sorry for you , it was a terrible show, sorry brah. and you say it sucked becasue i ddidnt like the songs? no shit!! i mean they played all the new songs 3 times each on this 5 night run, and then waited till the last set to play all of them with a reggae orthodox corn fest. terrible song selection, terrible show.NOW HAVING SAID THAT IL SAY IT AGAIN, the first 4 shows were hoT
I MEAN WHEN SOMEONE SAYS IT TOTALLY PASSES THE ACID TEST, A. YOUR OPINION INSTANTLY MEANS NOTHING AND B. THAT PERSONS MUST STILL BE TRIPPING
the review is subjective... better to be on the positive side of objectivity, ensures a good time in order to get your money's worth. discuss...
BARF...when will people get tired of this sophmoric band??? terrible vocals. they sound likea glorified HS band they just happens to be mediocore. no offense Bisco fans but besides the fact your fav band has THE WORSE name in band history, and scrappy vocals and a very generic sophmoric song...if JAMTRONICA or wutever the hll you call it wasnt halfway in style no one would care about this crappy band.
say what you will about 1st and 3rd sets, 2nd set delivered and personally that's all I really came for. Of course the new songs aren't going to be as tight, but listen to any of a number of your favorite songs when they were first played and I promise they won't sound as good as they do now. Even Brownie said Basis wasn't Basis until they played it 200-some times.
^^CHING - id expect people tired of this band not to visit and support any articles on them.....SOOOOOO?
-PEOPLE THAT VISIT BISCO SITES TO TALK SHIT ARE CLOSET FANS, YOU ARENT FOOOOOOOOLING ANYONE LOOOOOSERS HAHAHAHAHAH !!!!!!!!!!!!SEE YOU AT THEIR NEXT SHOW!!!!!!!!!!
When will the haters stay home?
any of you who were at this show missed out on the most bad ass epic concert in Chi-Town on NYE
UMPH lit it up to all new heights.... from being to end.... give this show a listen if you have any doubts..... unreal
it must be all the bus fumes, oxy, and crack
What's wrong with flat brim hats? And when did this thread turn into the highway for the fashion police? Grow up and take care of yourself people. Bisco in Chitown in two weeks yesssssir.
WATCH WHAT YOU WEAR THE FASHION POLICE HAVE ARRIVED!!!
not that it has anything to do with the show, but there were A LOT of really good looking girls at this concert btw. any other biscuits show you may be right about the girl situation but not at this particular show. o yea and they should have made this a compilation review of all 5 nights
Is it me or is this guy stuck so far up Barber and Brownie's asses that he missed this show all together?? Just for the record, I enjoy the Biscuits, have seen them for many years, and have attended more than a couple of their New Year events. This is why I felt this show was such a disappointment and if it wasn't for the fact of being w good people, I probably wouldn't of had a good time at all.
I understand wanting to get your new material out and wanting people to like it, but to play ALL of it on your NYE show and for the 3rd set??! Come on now, there is a difference between playing the new songs during the entire run to get people acclimated to them through out the previous 4 nights and ramming it down your throat all at once on New Years. (which they did both of)
The sad thing is, if you could have taken any 2 sets from any of the previous nights of this run and replaced them with any 2 of the 3 sets of NYE, the show would have been EPIC! Guess they blew it out too hard, the previous nights and maybe a 5 night-run is too much for this band.
Break-down set by set just seemed like they could not get it together and I just kept waiting for take-off, just to be mellowed back into some psychedelic noodling>new song= LET DOWN. 1st set with that "jazzy" Vassilios; if off-beat, groggy, and out of sync w each other is now Jazzy, sure that sounds about right. Saving grace of the set was Trucker's Choice, Caterpillar, but what should you expect when your band members are still sleeping 15 min before show time. 2nd set was the best set of the show, but a mediocre one when comparing them to sets from previous nights.
At least the author of this story realized that Billy Goat-yahoo pretty much ruined the Magellan right when the set was starting to take off, but the band completed the let down by ending their New Years show with M80. Then NugHuffer for an encore, love the song, but not as an encore.
As I said I am a fan, and I am not trying to hate, but when you could see this band pushing the envelope, tapping into a greater energy force and taking shit to places you couldn't even imagine, in tight unison like a synchronized psychotropic machine, this show was a Disappointment and a big FUUUURRRRNNT!!!!!!! You can only realize how bad it can get when you know how good it could be.
And for all this talk about talent and MMJ, can those two word even be written in the same sentence? I guess I need to cook eggs w no shirt on in KY or wear tight emo jeans so my nuts turn into a vagina, like all these other wanna-be hollywood pre-madonnas to get it, but I just don't. This must be the same fan-base running around w your Wilco shirts on and messed hair that took an hour and a half to get just right. Anyway, that's one guys opinion/review congrats to everyone who read the entire thing.
^that's a really long message, a lot of good points, didn't quite understand the last paragraph, but the jam into rock candy was really good too
maybe jambase should hire donpocono to review shows for them, much more accurate
don you are correct in many ways. this is just an opinion. please volunteer your services and add your 2 cents via show reviews because jambase does no hire anybody...
picture of barber solo with those lights is fucking EPIC .
I agree don keep spittin' brahphacy
I love how all the haters have nothing to comment on except the band's attire or how many girls are in the three crowd pics. If you personally don't like the music then fine, but respect the fact that the band is continuing to reach new heights and push the bar higher. Let's be respectful and mature music lovers folks!! appreciate musicianship and one's likenesses and keep your opinions to yourself!
Bisco's tour 09 tour so far tops a lot of other tours right now imo and when bisco keeps touring their playing is a lot less sloppy. Their playin Texas for christ's sake.
why are most BISCO fans somehow kinda Ghetto???? ser?
whats up w the hip hop hippie look??? oh i know..it is a fad...Bands liek BISCO give jambands a bad name
Are the Disco Biscuits prohibiting females from attending shows?
many of those that comment of jambase must have shit in their ears....almost every thread states this band sucks, the crowd sucks, the vibe sucks, no chicks, frat boys....if u listen to these folks every band that gets reviewed on jambase sucks....these guys sold out their NYE run and countless other shows all year long....u may not like them personally but hell enough of us do...everytime these guys have came through chicago they rocked and the crowd was bad ass.....u may not like how they were there hats (i think it looks stupid ass well) but maybe they don't like your nasty body odor from not showering....maybe they don'y like your scummy dreads...perhaps they think u should by a new pair of pants instead of just patching them up...get A CLUE OR STAY HOME
The fashion police are at it again. It's queer eye for the bisco guy.
The bottom line is that I had the most amazing week with mostly good people at my favorite venue in NYC. I was looking forward to this article (WHICH IS GREAT and covers it perfectly).
I then see a bunch of leeches trying to ruin the fun of everyone by bagging on a great rock and roll band, and it is pretty random to bring up My Morning Jacket, WHAAA!!! what do they have to do with the biscuits. Are you gonna cry if someone doesn't care.
Or maybe you can pretend that Bisco heads are all wiggers when they are mostly dead heads, phish heads, 2008 hippies and a few kids who dress like Brownstein, but are harmless.
The word 'hater' is used as a one word simple way to describe the waste of life that could read about such a life affirming event in such a shitty dark world and instead bag on it like were talking about KFED or some bullshit.
As far as I'm concerned you can all take a flying fuck if you don't like Bisco. They have provided me with much joy and are always a safe bet on psychedelics.
BISCO 2009 OLAY!
To all the simple mided folk who don't know what pass the acid test means.
It means if your were tripping face the band would inspire you. People ususally have no patience for a shitty band on acid. It is the ultimate equalizer.
Hey Mimiluv, AT LEAST I HAVE AN OPINION. This music was invented to create the group mind on psychedelics. Why do you think they change the set up every night. Jerry has a whole interview about it here.
You should Kidsw like you should Read about Ken Kesey and the Dead and the Acid Tests in San Francisco and stop bragging about being ignorant. Your calling me opposites like stupid and still tripping in the same sentence shows your just proud to be ignorant.
bottom line is that dressing a certain way is certainly the worst way of criticizing a band, in fact i have a problem with all these kids that like bisco (like myself) that are even letting stupid people get them angry or all riled up with stupid comments like that, they don't justify a reaction. and it especially doesn't warrant making fun of sterotype hippies in response, because just because you don't listen to this band doesn't mean that you dress one way, and vice versa. Band is great, this tour will show people that this band is quite capable of making unquestionably good music, that transcends tastes. good 09 to all, i'm ready for some dead some phish and some damn good biscuits
what a creepy looking concert
^^ I admit, some of those dudes don't look to happy to be there.
"what to expect when band members are sleeping 15 minutes before show time"
Jambizzle "the flat bill ball cap. cocked to the side. slight. you can always tell a bisco fan." ...and the idiot as well. Whereas it probably jives with the Disco scene, most people I see looking like that have barely evolved over knuckle walking.
I have to admit I have quite a few friends that were at those shows. I don't particularly understand why they like this band so much - the video on the previous page does not impress upon me their intellect nor depth. With that said, it is true.... the only thing worse than a Disco Biscuit show is one where Matisyahu performs with them. God, I almost puked on my PC looking at those pics.
CHING, SMITTEA (Closet bisco fans)
- ill see you 2 at the next show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ill bring the crooked hats to replace your nike visor's at the door
PoRNoFUnK "CHING, SMITTEA (Closet bisco fans) - ill see you 2 at the next show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Porno, trust me, not necessary. I tried, honestly I tried... back in 1996 or 1997 was the first time I heard the Biscuits at one of the All Good Festivals when they used to be held in Brandywine, MD. So unless you want to be carrying a crooked hat around along with my imaginary Nike visor, I'd recommend you just bring your barrels and lollipops. Tay?
You all just made my day. I lost my job today, but hearing your consentual thoughts on my remarks about side-ways cocked, flat-billed dome caps...makes everything alright. Thanks everybody!
or i can bring a life you dont necessarily have, talking shit on bands you dont like?
*sounds exhausting & fulfilling, your g/f,b/f must be thrilled
smittea i don't think that those interviews were intended to display the things that you say were lacking, i don't think a band is in the right state of mind to be very thoughtful during a 5 night NYE run. btw barber is the man, you didn't love that creation that he shared with us
i spy with my little eye only one girl in the whole crowd, shes not even hot
This show looked like a bro-fest.
Get em tuff guys
new years was awsome lchaim to the first 2 sets on new years
bisco babes are hot!
Sick show. Sick article. Sick pics. I wish that night didn't have to end... I certainly tried to keep it going; I didn't leave the Nokia Theater until after 4am!