The Disco Biscuits Deliver 1st Inverted ‘Kitchen Mitts’ At Inaugural Biscoland
Stream official audio of the band’s improv-heavy sets at their new festival.
The Disco Biscuits presented the inaugural Biscoland music festival this past weekend at the idyllic Wonderland Forest outside of Syracuse. The two-day event held last Friday and Saturday in Lafayette, New York marked the quartet’s first large scale event since Camp Bisco 2019. The headliners mixed material from throughout their career over the course of four improv-laden sets and offered the first inverted “Kitchen Mitts” within Saturday’s encore.
Biscoland featured a stacked lineup that included two nights each of Lotus and Eggy in addition to performances by Papadosio, SunSquabi, Space Bacon and more. Eggy welcomed Lotus guitarist Tim Palmieri on Friday and Lotus was joined by tDB guitarist Jon “Barber” Gutwillig on Saturday.
The Disco Biscuits were lit by former Umphrey’s McGee lighting director Jefferson Waful for the first time at the new festival. Bisco referenced an impending storm with a “Wet” opener on Friday. A 20-minute “Munchkin Invasion” then led into year-old number “The Wormhole,” which gave way to another 2022-debuted song “Space Train.” The seamless start to the festival for tDB concluded with an intense pairing of “Cyclone” and a dyslexic “Nughuffer.”
Bisco took on “Nughuffer” from the start to kick off their second set on Friday. Bassist Marc Brownstein welcomed fans to the first-year festival and then the trance-fusion act uncorked a wild jam that spanned over 20 minutes. Eventually, tDB transitioned from “Nughuffer” to “Shocked!” Both “Shocked!” and the ensuing “To Be Continued” were premiered by the band last year. Oldie “Reactor” and the two-year-old gem “M1” came within the show-closing “To Be Continued.”
Saturday featured over 200 minutes of music from the Disco Biscuits. The band worked an enthralling jam into “Bombs” to launch their first set on day two. A monstrous “The Deal” bled into an unfinished “Voices Insane” and then tDB closed the frame with a 22-minute version of fan-favorite “I-man.”
Bisco began their final set of the weekend by working over “Mindless Dribble” for nearly 40 minutes as they showed off various improvisational styles and kept the jams coming via an inverted “Confrontation.” There was no pause in the action with “Orch Theme,” an inverted “And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night” and “Spacebirdmatingcall” ending the frame.
The Disco Biscuits picked the beloved “Home Again” for their encore on Saturday. However, the band still had one more surprise in store for fans as they unveiled the first inverted “Kitchen Mitts” within “Home Again.” The song written by guitarist Jon Gutwillig dates back a decade and the debut inversion was just their second “Kitchen Mitts” of 2023.
Next up for the Disco Biscuits are a handful of shows later the month. The band returns to the stage on October 24 in Burlington, Vermont.
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