The Disco Biscuits Announce Three City Bisco Dates In New York
Philadelphia jam band, The Disco Biscuits, will be returning to New York for three nights August 18th, 19th and 20th for the band’s yearly festival City Bisco. For the past few years City Bisco has taken place in Philadelphia, but this year they have moved the annual celebration to the newly opened Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn.
The Disco Biscuits made a name for themselves in 1996 with their debut album, Encephalous Crime, though to many they are known more as pioneers of the festival scene that is a mainstay of millennial culture. In 1999 they broke with genre-policing convention to launch Camp Bisco, an event that set its sights on bringing electronic music and improvisational rock to the same stage. Seventeen years later, the electronic-only rave scene has morphed into a much more inclusive and eclectic community; these days, no major festival would think twice about including psychedelic jam bands and psytrance DJs on the same lineup. The Disco Biscuits helped pave the way for the transformation.
True to their mission, Camp Bisco has welcomed hip-hop and indie rock artists in addition to their mainstays, electronic and eclectic jam music. Camp Bisco veterans include such notables as Amon Tobin, Bassnectar, Big Gigantic, and Skrillex. This year’s Camp Bisco, taking place in Philadelphia in July, will include Odesza, RL Grime, and, in the spirit of Bisco collaboration, Big Grizzmatic, a supergroup that includes Big Gigantic, Griz, and Gramatik.
City Bisco will be a major shift from the rolling hills and sunshine of most summer festivals, but will give East Coast audiences a taste of one of the most inspired jam bands touring today. You’ll have a chance to catch them in Irving Plaza on August 18th and 19th or across the bridge at the Coney Island Amphitheater in Brooklyn. Die-hards can go big and plan on attending all New York events on a three-day pass. Presale for what promises to be a hot weekend of trance fusion go on sale on April 13th.