Gov’t Mule/Disco Biscuits| 02.06 | Texas

Words by: Sarah Hagerman | Images by: Manny Moss

Gov't Mule/The Disco Biscuits :: 02.06.09 :: Stubb's BBQ :: Austin, TX

Barber :: 02.06.09 :: Austin
It seemed like an odd co-bill. The Southern rock muscle of Gov't Mule meeting the psychedelic-electronic pioneering of The Disco Biscuits for a three-show arm wrestle through the heart of Texas. Although at Stubb's BBQ and doubtless the whole run, it seemed like the majority of the audience was there to get down with the Mule, the fact that Bisco hasn't played Texas since fall of 2002 certainly brought out a good helping of folks eager to see their return to these parts. Heck, Mule themselves haven't been here since ACL in 2005, so their appearance, at least judging by recent years, was a special opportunity as well. It did make one wonder why the bands did not play their own two-set shows (especially with such seemingly disparate fan bases). But regardless, this proved to be a boisterous evening of music, and a darn lively way to open up Stubb's outdoors for the season.

Although I personally came more for The Disco Biscuits, who were one of the bands that lit up my college daze in the Northeast, I had a fine time getting down with Mule as well. I dug being able to lose myself in a trancefusion swoon and then step out and waltz with a Southern rock beast, and I think many others felt the same. The balmy air, coupled with the meaty sets from both bands gave the whole show a festival atmosphere, with debauchery and dirty dancing a-plenty, and friends popping up to buy you drinks in every corner of the audience. The 2009 Austin outdoor season has begun, so get your ass to the party!

"We're The Disco Biscuits and we haven't played Austin in a long time," Marc Brownstein growled in his unmistakable gruff voice, after saying they were, "totally honored" to open up Stubbs. Kicking off the set with trancey-pants "Uber Glue," it boiled down and slid nicely into "Spacebirdmatingcall." Jon "Barber" Gutwillig's distinctive guitar work has always been one of my favorite aspects of this band, and we got plenty of soaring displays throughout the set. When he hits a groove, building in a frenzied peak, those strings have some serious wings. Bisco's music has a puzzle-like sensibility, structures coming into focus in a roguish frame, with a grinning devil lurking in their darkest details. Tonight the band seemed to be in a virtually seamless dialogue. While Barber hovered and swooped, Brownstein creeped and crunched, Aron Magner teased out strange sci-fi fuzz on his keys, and Allen Aucoin's drumming threw bold punctuation through those welcome run-on sentences. It's always a pleasure to follow Gutwillig's trail of ellipses, and during "Spacebird" his notes fluttered over the top of Aucoin's pulsation before descending into a buzzing chomp.

The waves roiled, gathering electric tension that shattered open as Barber's guitar hit the ceiling, the skattery keyboards dropped the ground out below us and the whole thing somersaulted onwards during "42 > Gangster." I felt hypnotized. The trajectory was like watching a heartbeat run line pulse across a monitor as strange specimens scrambled through the underbrush full of cicada chirps and fiber optic hisses. The segue into a twenty-minute plus "I-Man" was a snapping Venus flytrap, with Aucoin's drums throwing out combative sideswipes left and right. "I-Man" was a little slippery and a good kind of icky. In the midst of the slither and skitter-skatter, there were some people snapping happy group pix in the stage lights, a creepy dude who tried to put his arm around my buddy (she quickly slipped away) and a gal who rushed by me in a bachelorette party get-up. The good, bad and the surreal, all meeting on the dance floor.

With all due respect, I wasn't really feeling "Tamarin Alley." The bass rattled the beer in my plastic cup, causing it to buckle slightly in my hand in time with the music, but Brownstein's rapping just seemed a tad sluggish and the music felt over the top in the extremities of its squeal and squall. It veered into almost metal territory, which I certainly wouldn't have complaints with on principle, except it lacked Bisco's usual sense of texture. It's a newer song, and its live evolution is par for the course, but I have to admit I was glad when they sidled into "M.E.M.P.H.I.S." The jam-out writhed like the sleazy pimp lurking in the corner of a seedy bar, deliberating his options through a glass darkly and then punching a hole through the fake wood wall. Notes and arms flailed, before ending back on "42." This was a sharply executed set that the Mule fans I spoke to got down with, and the crowd reaction will hopefully convince the band to play down in these parts more often. Tonight, I spied several happy examples that expressed that hope better than any words.

Mule :: 02.06.09 :: Austin
Walking back up the hill towards one of the bars, I noticed the venue had filled out considerably, with folks ready to get stubborn. Fresh from the recording studio in bucolic Spicewood, Texas, where they've been working on their latest album and spending some time with Willie Nelson (writer's note: check out the blog here), Mule played a solid, sinewy set that brought some friends onstage to join in the fun. During the opening jam, Warren Haynes broke into a huge guitar wail, and then we were pushed face down in the mud for "Thorazine Shuffle." Haynes soaked our brains in dense dopamine for a bit before running for the hills. There was a funky tone peppered throughout, at times sneaking up behind you, grabbing your ass and then rushing right in front of you like a fool. It charged forward in all its butt-shaking glory during a nasty cover of The Band's "The Shape I'm In." Danny Louis busted out a trumpet, and Jorgen Carlsson's whomping bassline booted the music into '70s Blaxploitation soundtrack territory. The Band is up there with The Beatles, The Dead or Talking Heads in terms of encapsulating a common language, the kind that inspires you to swing your arm around your neighbor's shoulders and belt out the lyrics together. Haynes and Co. stirred the stew for a while at the end of the sing-along, the trumpet foaming over the greasy guitar, gradually pouring out to a trickle.

Matt Abts' drum charge signaled the Deep Purple soaked "Mule," and Haynes gave a loudly cheered shout-out of support to poor, beleaguered Michael Phelps ("You go on and bust me - like you did to Michael Phelps - for what I got in my mason jar"). A persistently dancey rhythm section held it down, while Haynes took turns sliding and shredding, breaking into shards of sunshine. The outro hopped on the soul train again, with lots of "Jungle Boogie" teases from Haynes and Louis, baiting it out of each other before breaking into the tune together, inspiring rhythmic hand waves in the crowd that brought me back to high school marching band. This tinder flared up into Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love?" with Haynes' earnest vocal roar stoking another sing-along before bringing the segue back home and asking, rather aptly in the current climate, "Where's my mule? Where's my forty acres?" Limbs were waggling as Stubb's was caught in an intractable love buzz.

Warren Haynes :: 02.06.09 :: Austin
I had seen John Popper standing by the side of the stage earlier. After Abts showed his guns on "Drums," David Grissom (not David Grisman, as I overheard some confused kids ask) and Popper joined the Mule for "32/20 Blues," with Grissom sparking up his strings with Haynes, locked in a chasing tag. The band dialed it down to a drumbeat with Popper's harmonica coming on strong and high in juicy bursts before mutating into talking blues with a muddy drawl. Although I have to confess, Blues Traveler is never a band I spin much outside of the shows I've seen, I always enjoy the essential cheeriness that Popper's signature wail brings.

The rest of the set rolled on with brawn, through a "Gimme Shelter" slather during an "Other One Jam" and a loud, screaming "Blind Man in the Dark" that hit with some heaviness, the crowd responding in kind with a shout. Canadian turned Texas local blues-rocker Gordie Johnson joined the band for the "I'm a Ram" encore, his appearance bringing up past reflections, as Haynes explained that Johnson used to join Gov't Mule onstage for this song when his band Big Sugar would tour with the Mule back in the Allen Woody days. "It brings back a lot of memories," Haynes said.

The encore rambled for a stretch into a bouncy chunky reggae beat that was unmistakably Toots and the Maytals's "54-46 Was My Number." It was a buoyant way to send us out into the streets in a post-Stubbs stumble, no doubt moved by a Dionysian spirit. On a night where shedding layers and banging knees on the gravel were part of the ride, what more revelry do you want? Mule and Bisco, y'all come and see us whenever you can.

Disco Biscuits Setlist:
Uber Glue, Spacebirdmatingcall(1)> 42> Gangster> I-Man, Tamarin Alley, M.E.M.P.H.I.S.> 42

(1)unfinished

Gov't Mule Setlist:
Austin Power Jam > Thorazine Shuffle, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home, The Shape I'm In, Mule > Jungle Boogie/Get Away jam > Who Do You Love jam > Mule, Banks Of The Deep End, Brighter Days > Like Flies> Drums, 32-20 Blues (1)> Fallen Down > The Other One jam, Blind Man In The Dark
Encore: I'm A Ram w/ 54-46 Was My Number tease(2)

(1) with John Popper and David Grissom
(2) with Gordie Johnson

Continue reading for more pics from this evening..

The Disco Biscuits

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Comments

O1Roggae starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 07:03AM
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kaiserbun starstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 07:15AM
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I really like that mule setlist, looks like it was a good show.

shanky95 starstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 07:56AM
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I'm pretty sure the weather in Kentucky is not cold right now. And FL is one of the beatest states in the union to party in. I mean, half a roach, and I get mandatory jail time? Beatmode. But why would you be here when you could *ahem* THERE!

O1Roggae Sat 2/21/2009 08:05AM
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moemoe6434 Sat 2/21/2009 08:14AM
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thecurtainhasclosed Sat 2/21/2009 08:21AM
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thecurtainhasclosed

This was a pretty good night. Was stading outside after it sold out & somehow scored a VIP pass for face value. Thanks the good Lord, I was about to walk down the street and see State Radio (thanks you Lord...again)

lemak91 Sat 2/21/2009 08:29AM
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lemak91

this was a good night. fun show.

O1Roggae starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 08:33AM
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mikemac9317 Sat 2/21/2009 09:16AM
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mikemac9317

01Roggae, i live in louisville and must have never been here before. it is a great city in a great state. You live in a retirement state. what is wrong with making up a show? I'm not a big fan of bisco but i think its nice of them to make up show that was cancelled from an ice storm. stop your fucking bitching and crying about your spring break and being "screwed royally" because bands don't cater to individuals.

mikemac9317 Sat 2/21/2009 09:44AM
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mikemac9317

how did they screw florida?

Adamist Sat 2/21/2009 09:45AM
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Adamist

Florida is laaaaaame. Too many pigs, old people, and wiggers.

RambleOnShelbyRose starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 09:49AM
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RambleOnShelbyRose

stopped reading after the bisco review was done.

that show is pretty good. check it out on LMA

fishbassplayer starstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 09:50AM
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fishbassplayer

01Roggae - U are a moron. There's a reason FL get's no love...it sucks. As for the writer of this article...Bisco is an ok band...Mule is the real deal with the best F-N working guitarist around. Dead, Mule, Allman Bros...need I say more?

O1Roggae Sat 2/21/2009 09:52AM
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O1Roggae Sat 2/21/2009 10:00AM
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O1Roggae Sat 2/21/2009 10:02AM
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mikemac9317 Sat 2/21/2009 10:15AM
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mikemac9317

do you want a tissue from all of your pissing and moaning 01Roggae? why would they go to florida after the festival was cancelled? You are a stupid bitch. yeah KY sucks because there are hills and awesome season changes. Florida is flat and inhabited by saggy balls and tits. florida fucked us into 4 years of bush too you piece of shit! Go back to PT.

voopa starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 10:34AM
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Great review, thanks!

But some of the comments are a massive failure. Isn't this place moderated?

moejoerisin starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 10:39AM
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moejoerisin

anyone who says custy or noob deserves a heaping plate of cat poop. can we focus on the superbly written article or the awesome photos that jambase has given us?

sarah - if you're reading this, you deserve some serious kudos. this is coming from a writer / reviewer. very nice job.

this seems like a very odd pairing, and i heard from some friends that mule fans were being major jerks but hopefully anyone there had a good time!

D-Line Sat 2/21/2009 10:39AM
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D-Line Sat 2/21/2009 10:39AM
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futhepharmer Sat 2/21/2009 11:01AM
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futhepharmer

Ha Ha...I see all the biscodisco's got so vitriolic that they removed the comments entirely from that story about DB adding dates! Way to go, kind inheritors of our scene! "Hey, I'm a Biscuits fan. Love them or I'll kick your ass in th lot next time I see you !" HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

...now counting down the minutes till I get nasty personal messages thru my jambase profile...

D-Line Sat 2/21/2009 11:06AM
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is that really what happened in the last db thread>? haha didnt know that. anyway i like the biscuits but not to the point of beating someone up, geezzz maybe to much candy flippin for that guy! but seriously you cant judge a whole fan base on the acts of a few!

D-Line Sat 2/21/2009 11:08AM
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p.s.s i cant believe people get so pissed off when a band doesnt play there state, if thats your biggest problem you need to get a life serious! (just glad i live in NYC suckers!) lol

D-Line Sat 2/21/2009 11:10AM
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i think roggay is the only one who bought a ticket to long-gone-do haha thats why it got canceled!!! wow yeah lots of fans there!!!

Ching starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 12:14PM
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WOW...Bisco fans have to be the BIGGEST whiny ass cry babies...grow up and deal w it. oh and get BISCO some vocal coaches.

futhepharmer Sat 2/21/2009 12:31PM
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futhepharmer

^attention Roggae,

might I suggest an excellent anger management program run by the same folks who manage to keep Bobby Brown and Christian Bale under (semi) control. A most awesome benefit of said treatment is the wonderful mind-numbing drug cocktails that are served with breakfast!

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 12:53PM
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pornofunk

*^ching, from what Ive heard they tried vocal coaches, and very original joke - tune in to the next bisco thread (and the one after that, and so on) if you wanna hear it again.....but you should Copyright that dude, im pretty sure you are the first one, man your clever

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 12:56PM
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pornofunk

man I've never met warren but he just looks like a real cool guy, I like his style....looks very easygoing, someday ill meet him....someday

SchpecialDave starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 01:22PM
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SchpecialDave

I'm not sure how many of these above posts fit into the community guidelines; I certainly don't see many related to the review itself, which I thought was great. This more or less reflected my feelings on the show, I couldn't quite get into it, it didn't change my life, but it was a great way to spend a warm February evening!

Anyway, I didn't think Tamarin Alley really worked, perhaps if these had been the lyrics, it would have been an improvement... (wait for the song after the interview...)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=aR8qtxts1jY

kandrokitis Sat 2/21/2009 01:29PM
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kandrokitis

Mule always brings it.

mikemac9317 Sat 2/21/2009 01:37PM
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mikemac9317

Hey furtherpharmer I agree totally about your anger management idea for 01Roggae. Here is what he sent me in a private message: (its actually pretty funny how pissed he is)

You fuckin whitetrash hick. Louisville sucks balls and is the worst big city in the midwest, Naples sucks but Miami and Tampa and Orlando and Jax and Gainsville and Tallahasse and Key west and Pensacola are all great cities. Last time I checked kentucky was full of fuckin wannabee midwesterners who fucking fuck horses in ass on a daily. Lexington is the only other city ive been to your pathetic state and it was even more whitetrash than fuckin louisville. Hey come talk to me when your state produces more than jus the fuckin wildcats and the cardnials- the 2 most common mascots for a College team. You fuckin custies crack me up. No wonder PT rips me for even being a member on this pathetic noob site. So again hey pussy why dont you shut the fuck up and if your going to talk shit with tDB included at least know something about the band. And to top it off they are playing two shows in your pathetic state. Funny as fuck

mikemac9317 Sat 2/21/2009 01:49PM
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mikemac9317

I like how he mentions the two mascots and calls this a noob site

rulosa01 starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 01:58PM
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^^ that shit is hilarious. PT is for people with WAYYYYY to much time on their hands. Nice review, good to see bands that don't usually play together share the stage.

phishspread-aholic starstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 02:51PM
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phishspread-aholic

looks like an awesome show. i like the combo. who would have thought to have these 2 bands play together? genuis......secondly, 01roggae, you sound like a little kid by the way you use curse words. it looks like you say them because you think it makes you sound cool.....also, your a complete dumbass. just shut up.

C00lmike Sat 2/21/2009 03:07PM
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C00lmike

wow O1Roggae. just wow.

gregboyer starstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 03:49PM
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This sounds like a great time. I like the Biscuits jams but a lot of their fans, roggay for instance, are immature morons that could use a drink of draino. Good article and contrary to the whiny comment above I liked the pics too. Newsflash moemoe stage lights have a color affect on the band. Most people (without silly anger issues) think it looks cool. Popper w/Mule is always great-he played with everybody at Wanne05.

RambleOnShelbyRose starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 06:57PM
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RambleOnShelbyRose

how didn't florida get hosed? when your favorite band was supposed to play there, then they don't, not the fault of the biscuits, but they should try and play that area.

and biscuits fans are only defensive assholes because people are always hating on their band, and calling them drug addicts and such, i think its easy to see why they act like they do towards others.

fishbassplayer starstarstarstar Sat 2/21/2009 08:08PM
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fishbassplayer

Biscuts are cool, Roggae isn't. This is what Roggae wrote to me. His intellect and use of grammar is amazing. Enjoy this fine example of why the Biscuts fans get a bad wrap from people. Nice job Roggae

Sent: 2/21/2009 10:05AM

HEHEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UPY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UPH EHEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UPY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP

HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP

HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP

HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP

HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP

HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP

HEY PUSSY SHUT THE FUCK UP

bob sacamano Sat 2/21/2009 09:28PM
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bob sacamano

Wow roggae must be haveing a bad day, sounds like a negative kid. I hope not to see any one like that this summer.. and custy that word sounds lame. what is a custy anyways. crusty custy's must be florida talk. idk... looks like a sick show. bisco Red rocks! I,ll be the one with out the gangster attitude. (~);}

BoofintehMahlz Sat 2/21/2009 11:04PM
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Anyone who refers to the biscuits as Disco is a noob.

moejoerisin Sun 2/22/2009 02:10AM
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moejoerisin

i repeat: anyone who says either custy or noob deserves a heaping plate of catfood.

moejoerisin Sun 2/22/2009 02:11AM
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moejoerisin

and then a heaping plate of cat poop

bloggersrlosers Sun 2/22/2009 08:25AM
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bloggersrlosers

I like that John Popper and guns are mentioned in the same paragraph

futhepharmer Sun 2/22/2009 09:21AM
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futhepharmer

Custies are what pathetic drug dealers call their customers.

They tend to think of themselves as better than thou because they have the drugs all the "custies" want. It's kinda sad actually. It's a false respect that they think they get, because most people are only "friends" with them 'cause they got the droogs.

Also, the term may be used to say that you got treated poorly, as in, "You got custied".

Suffice to say that Roggae is a pathetic loser who thinks he is better than all the "custies". what a doink.

sugar17 Sun 2/22/2009 09:37AM
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sugar17

Warren= SICK!!!!

The1AndOnlyDJCT starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/22/2009 12:46PM
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rogay shut the fuck up, it's idiots like you who give bisco fans a bad name. Why the attitude, did your grandma not refill her scripts yet or something?

Nice review and pics by the way, this show sounds like it was sweet.

PHISHPHAN69 starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/22/2009 02:22PM
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roggae needs a ball drop.

i wish i could have been in texas for this! love bisco and i love the mule. thats such a weird pair to play together but talk about bringing a variety of people together. good review.

maverick6100 Sun 2/22/2009 06:36PM
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maverick6100

too bad the disco biskets suck monkey ass...wait...thats pretty harsh for monkeys...

O1Roggae Sun 2/22/2009 06:50PM
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O1Roggae

My bad to everyone that I offended.

irtimed starstarstarstar Sun 2/22/2009 08:04PM
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irtimed

Mule > Biscuts

bob sacamano Sun 2/22/2009 08:35PM
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bob sacamano

its chill roggae. we all make mistakes. we are only humans. ha see you good loving kids at phish/ the dead!!

whodoyoudo Sun 2/22/2009 09:00PM
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whodoyoudo

WOW

great turnaround

nice

fishbassplayer starstarstarstar Sun 2/22/2009 09:18PM
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fishbassplayer

It's all good Roggae. Apology accepted. Have fun at any festies ur at.

gsu8406 starstarstarstarstar Sun 2/22/2009 09:20PM
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Luvin that mule set.

MrBigBeat78 starstarstarstar Sun 2/22/2009 09:40PM
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MrBigBeat78

Hey. What kind of guitar is Gutwillig playing? I have seen Jake Cinniger with one as well. Somebody fill me in!

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^› {¬¿¬} Mon 2/23/2009 03:22AM
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‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›      {¬¿¬}

the mule set looks really nasty. I cannot say anything else.

this is funny though, kind of over the top description.

"Bisco's music has a puzzle-like sensibility, structures coming into focus in a roguish frame, with a grinning devil lurking in their darkest details"

and this one "I was glad when they sidled into "M.E.M.P.H.I.S." The jam-out writhed like the sleazy pimp lurking in the corner of a seedy bar, deliberating his options through a glass darkly and then punching a hole through the fake wood wall."

"

JammyJammerson Mon 2/23/2009 08:02AM
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Can excessive MDMA use lead to aggression and anger when the drug is not being taken?

O1Roggae Mon 2/23/2009 09:29AM
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O1Roggae

no but when your off your meds it can^^^

figa Mon 2/23/2009 09:31AM
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figa

becker guitars.. im pretty sure Cinnigar doesnt play a becker... roggae better be taking his mood stabilizeres

RambleOnShelbyRose starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/23/2009 09:44AM
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RambleOnShelbyRose

cinninger has been playing or did play a moog synth guitar that is also green, but barbers is a becker, and has that stupid looking yellow circle on it

Jeff Kash Mon 2/23/2009 05:19PM
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Jeff Kash

Bisco sucks. How can anyone think "42" is a good song?

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/23/2009 07:52PM
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pornofunk

my opinion matters

adubvu Tue 2/24/2009 05:39AM
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adubvu

lol kentucky sucks dick. what a crappy state. a bunch of meth heads. what a crappy state to live in. if you live in kentucky you suck at life. get a job ya bum. pfff kentucky what a joke.

mykedakyke Tue 2/24/2009 09:52AM
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the bisuits are awosome, and they are only getting better, warren haynes is also a real good guitarist.

onthemoon Tue 2/24/2009 12:34PM
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onthemoon

Royce, you're half-right. 42 is a terrible song. Fortunately, the biscuits own you. and they were the shit. i'd say are but ehhh listen to some 99/01 and tell me they're 50% of the band they used to be.

Thugin it and lovin it starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/25/2009 12:07PM
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"David Grissom (not David Grisman, as I overheard some confused kids ask)"

that very easily could have been me because i made that same mistake and i am a confused kid. It was a great show by both bands. I am one few of the people in the world that loves them both i guess

djdaddyp starstarstarstarstar Wed 2/25/2009 01:06PM
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djdaddyp

Disco Biscuits played a nice set. Very strange combo though. I would rather have a full night of Disco Biscuits considering their huge absence in Texas. Ah well. I had a great time. Ooooh I just looked up and saw the comment "42 is a terrible song". That's just strange. 42 is joyful. I like joy.

gregboyer Thu 2/26/2009 03:29PM
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42 is one of my favorite DB songs. I've been seeing them since Wilmers Park 1997. What does that mean? Bring it on, bitches.

mattchu Thu 2/26/2009 03:58PM
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mattchu

bring what on? fool.

crunchyMunchkin Fri 2/27/2009 03:33PM
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the biscuits show was fun despite the GM fans in the crowd. check out pre-show interview (http://www.roxwel.com/player/thediscobiscuitsinterview.html) and high-quality vids of uber glue (http://www.roxwel.com/player/thediscobiscuitsubergluelive.html) and spacebirdmatingcall (http://www.roxwel.com/player/thediscobiscuitsspacebirdmatingcalllive.html) on Roxwel.com.

SlaveTotheDarkStar starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 10:28AM
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SlaveTotheDarkStar

Phan all the way, but I saw Bisco Saturday night in Boston. THEY'RE ON FIRE. There's no reason you can't like both. So dope.