Disco Biscuits are a jam band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania consisting of Allen Aucoin on drums, Marc Brownstein on bass, Jon Gutwillig "Barber Shreds" on guitar, and Aron Magner on keyboards and synths. Disco Biscuits is perhaps best known for incorporating a variety of musical styles and genres into their live performances, from electronic to rock. Besides Disco Biscuits, both Marc Brownstein and Jon Gutwillig have written several rock operas, including Gutwillig and Hot Air Balloon. Marc wrote The Chemical Warfare Brigade in early 2000 while on hiatus from the band.
In 1999, while seeking to combine the creative effects of electronic DJs with improvisational rock, Disco Biscuits started a music festival outside of New York called Camp Bisco. Disco Biscuits’ Camp Bisco is still one of the most popular music festivals on the east coast and has featured some of the biggest electronic artists from around the world such as Skrillex, Bassnectar, Amon Tobin and Big Gigantic.
In 2006, Disco Biscuits 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.
Disco Biscuits put out a number of studio albums, compilation, live albums and tribute records over the years, starting with their first album in 1996 titled Encephalous Crime. In 1998, Disco Biscuits released their second studio album, titled Uncivilized Area, followed their 2000 record Bisco Lives. The following year, Disco Biscuits released their album They Missed the Perfume, then in 2002 the band put out Bisco Lives 2: Freedom Boulevard and Señor Boombox. Long time fans of the southern rock band Lynrd Skynrd, Disco Biscuits put out Under the Influence: A Jam Band Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2004. Then in 2006, Disco Biscuits released two studio albums The Wind at Four to Fly and Rocket 3. After extensive touring, Disco Biscuits put out two EPs in 2009, On Time EP and Widgets EP, and in 2011, the album Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens. Don’t miss your chance to see Disco Biscuits live in concert the next time they come to your town. Score big with TicketCity – The place to go for Disco Biscuits tickets.
Disco Biscuits Tour - 2016
In 2016, Disco Biscuits played several shows in the New York area. Disco Biscuits main focus in the summer is on performing at their annual music festival, Camp Bisco, in Scranton, Pennsylvania from July 14 to 16.