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Camp Bisco Lineup Released

This year’s Camp Bisco lineup was officially released today. Topping the bill is three big headliners: The Disco Biscuits (with their first shows since Holidaze), Bassnectar, and Skrillex. As Marc Brownstein said on Facebook, “the lineup is deep“, and there really are a ton of great mid-sized and smaller names on the bill. To name a few exciting acts making an appearance, this year’s fest will feature Sphongle, Lotus, Brothers Past, Orchard Lounge, Future Rock, and Amon Tobin.

There is, however, a significant uproar in the Biscuits community over bigger names like Skrillex and Bassnectar appearing at Camp. The complaints are two-fold: first, these large acts make the festival bigger, less intimate, and less Biscuits-centric. Second, the younger ‘bro-step’ fans that these acts bring in are generally unwelcomed by the Biscuits community. It is always hard seeing a small, unified festival blow up and embrace bigger names and other scenes, but the festival is a business, and big means more money for the promoters. Also, by adding big names like Skrillex, the festival makes it clear that it IS more than a Disco Biscuits festival, it is a premier EDM festival that can propser and go on even if the Biscuits don’t.

Camp Bisco Initial Lineup

Camp Bisco Initial Lineup

In addition to this big news, The Disco Biscuits also announced the next Holidaze festival yesterday, which will move from January to December of this year and also move locations to Tulum, Mexico. While the month and location are changing, this year’s event will again feature The Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, and STS9. This is big news in the Disco Biscuits community as the band had fans fearing that this year’s Camp shows would be the last from the band for some time. It still reamins to be seen if 2012 will see any other tDB shows, but one has to imagine a NYE run building on the momentum of Holidaze is likely to go down. Check out the Holidaze website for all the details.

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YouTube Goin’ Long

Maybe we here at WTN are late to the game on this one, but it seems there has been a recent surge of full-length set and show concert videos showing up all over YouTube. For live music phreaks, this is, uh… amazing! It’s like a live music concert DVD store with free instant streaming has landed in my living room. In case you’re not sure what I’m talking about, here’s some choice examples below, enjoy phanners and happy Friday!

Note: The embedded vids below take some time to load. Be patient, it will be worth it!

Phish live in 92 from Shoreline:

Grateful Dead NYE 78′ the closing of winterland:

2/21/2003 – Peak Oxy years stuff right here:

Bisco 12/29/2010 – the standout show from last year’s NYE run w/ Sammy on drums:

YouTube Sundays

SOME HEADY YOUTUBE GOODIES

FOR YOUR

SUNDAY LISTENING PLEASURE

YouTube-Music

YouTube-Music

  • Phish – Steam>ALS>DWD – 12/31/2011 MSG
  • Bisco – Astronaut> Helicopters Countdown – NYE
  • Warren Haynes Band – River’s Gonna Rise – Xmas Jam
  • STS9 – Shakedown Street – 12/29/2010 (Aud Only)

  • DSO – Eyes of The World – 12/31/11, The Wellmont

  • Trey Anastasio Band -Ether Sunday – 2/20/2011

Welcome to 2012!

Happy new year! Stay tuned for a whole new brand of WTN. Here’s what’s got me excited today:

PHIL LESH – TERRAPIN CROSSROADS LAUNCH!

FULL WEBSITE LIVE

PHIL'S NEW TERRAPIN

PHIL'S NEW TERRAPIN

PHISH NYE RUN! WHAT A RUN IT WAS, LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!

Contact -> Sample official vid

GREAT review of Night 1, the best of the run

Lots more to come, but what I wanna know is….

Camp Bisco in Video

Camp Bisco 9 is just wrapping up after a crazy 3 day celebration at the Indian Lookout Country Club in Mariaville, NY.
Words can’t do justice to the other world that is Camp Bisco… To get a taste of the untz that went down this weekend, check out some choice vids below as well as Bisco setlists from throughout the weekend (downloads coming soon). Enjoy!

Reactor (Thursday Daytime Set)

Holy lasers batman! (Sick new light setup)

Little Betty Boop (inverted)

Conspirator late night VIP Tent set

Holy Fuck Late Night

Orchard Lounge Thursday Daytime Set

LCD Soundsystem

More vids HERE

Bisco setlists from all 3 nights (downloads coming soon):

07/15/10 Thursday Daytime Set

Set 1: House Dog Party Favor, Crickets -> The Great Abyss* -> Crystal Ball, The Tunnel -> Reactor* -> Crickets** -> On Time#

* – inverted
** – middle section
# – ending only

MP3 DL
MP3 Stream

07/16/10 Friday Show

Set 1: Morph Dusseldorf -> Spaga -> Abraxas* -> Voices Insane -> Spaga -> Morph Dusseldorf

Set 2: 7-11 -> Little Betty Boop1 -> Tricycle -> Orch Theme -> Bombs** -> Sweating Bullets, Naeba

* – inverted
** – 1st time played (new original)

07/17/10 Saturday Show

Set 1: On Time* -> Aceetobee -> Mr. Don -> Pat And Dex, Wet

Set 2: Portal To An Empty Head**, Mindless Dribble -> Shem-Rah Boo -> Knight Rider Theme -> Basis For A Day -> Above The Waves# -> Munchkin Invasion -> Lunar Pursuit -> Munchkin Invasion -> Basis For A Day

* – dyslexic completion of 7/15 version
** – with Chris Michetti (Raq)
# – inverted

Set 1 DL/Stream

***DOWNLOADS FROM ALL 3 NIGHTS COMING ASAP***

Welcome To Now Weekend Update

Memorial Day weekend 2010 is coming to a close, and oh what a weekend of music it was. Here’s a round-up of setlists, pics, and vids from the various festivals going down all over this great land. As downloads become available, they’ll be added here and also in the BRAND NEW DOWNLOAD LIBRARY (see link on left) so be sure to check back in the coming days… It’s officially summertime folks so take a vacation and fall out for a while, Summer’s coming in, and it’s goin’ outta style!

Furthur Soundcheck ~ 5/27/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Space > Eleven > Eyes of the World > Dark Star > Bird Song > Loose Lucy, Dear Mr. Fantasy, Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Let It Grow, Unbroken Chain, Standing on the Moon, Playing in the Band > Dark Star
E: Donor Rap, Going Down the Road Feeling Bad

Furthur ~ 5/28/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Set 1: (American Beauty): Box of Rain, Friend of the Devil, Sugar Magnolia, Operator, Candyman, Ripple > Brokedown Palace, Til the Morning Comes, Attics of my Life, Truckin
Set 2: (Workingman’s Dead): Uncle John’s Band, High Time, Dire Wolf, New Speedway Boogie, Cumberland Blues, Black Peter, Casey Jones
Set 3 (Anthem of the Sun): Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > New Potato Caboose > Born Cross Eyed, Alligator, Caution
E: Donor Rap, New Song, One More Saturday Night

All Star Late Night Jam ~ 5/28/10 ~ Furthur Festival
*Viola Lee Blues (V1), *New Speedway Boogie, *#Fennario (Peggy-O), *#Tennessee Jed, *%Viola Lee Blues (V2), *$Sugaree $$, *%@Death Don’t Have No Mercy, *%@I Know You Rider, *%@Viola Lee Blues (V3)
* Phil (bass), Larry Campbell (guitar), Jackie Greene (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keys), Joe Russo (drums)
# with Teresa Williams (vocals), Larry Campbell on fiddle
% with Bob Weir (guitar), Jackie Greene (bass)
$ with Mark Karan (guitar)
@ with Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Casady (bass), Jackie Greene (keys), Bob Weir, Joe Russo

Furthur ~ 5/29/10 ~ Furthur Festival
Set 1 (Blues For Allah): Help on the Way > Slipnot! > Franklin’s Tower, King’s Soloman’s Marbles, Music Never Stopped, Crazy Fingers, Sage & Spirit, Blues for Allah, Sandcastles and Glass Camels, Usual Occurrences in the Desert
Set 2 (Aoxomoxoa): St. Stephen, Dupree’s Diamond Blues, Rosemary, Doin’ That Rag, Mountains of the Moon, China Cat Sunflower, What’s Become of the Baby, Cosmic Charlie
Set 3 (Terrapin Station): Estimated Prophet, Dancing in the Street, Passenger, Samson and Delilah, Sunrise, Lady With a Fan > Terrapin Station > Terrapin > Terrapin Transit > At a Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Refrain, Donor Rap
Encore: Not Fade Away

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BISCO INFERNO

05/29/10 ~ Red Rocks Amphitheatre ~ Morrison, CO

Set I: Hot Air Balloon> Gangster> Portal To An Empty Head1, Mindless Dribble> The Great Abyss> Hot Air Balloon

Set II: House Dog Party Favor, On Time, M.E.M.P.H.I.S.*> Minions> Basis For A Day#, Magellan

Encore: Home Again

* – / Chris Michetti (RAQ) on guitar
# – Completes 5/28 version
Other acts included The Crystal Method, Booka Shade, Aeroplane, The Pnuma Trio and The Glitch Mob

Stream Link
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MIGHTY HIGH MUSIC FESTIVAL

Dark Star Orchestra Headline Set – Sunday Night 5/30/10

Set 1: Mississippi 1/2 step, Walking Blues, They Love Each Other, Me & My Uncle, Big River, High Time or ( To Lay Me Down??) Masterpiece, Althea, (Weather Report), Let it Grow…

Set 2: Aiko. Playing in the Band, Crazy Fingers, Uncle John’s Band, Drums, Two Soldiers Jam, Morning DEW, Lovelight.

Encore: Brokedown Palace

Filler: Baby Blue, Golden Road

* – Show originally performed on 9/12/1990, Philadelphia, PA
New Riders of the Purple Sage, Peter Rowan, and many more also performed

SBD Stream for GD 9/12/90

NRPS Download Link (Torrent)

***ALL DOWNLOADS/STREAMS WILL BE POSTED HERE AND IN THE DOWNLOAD LIBRARY AS SOON AS THEY ARE AVAILABLE***

Disco Biscuits Inferno Eve

The Disco Biscuits ~ 05/28/10 ~ Ogden Theater ~ Denver, CO

Set I: Voices Insane> Run Like Hell1> Voices Insane, The Bridge2, Jigsaw Earth

Set II: Spectacle, Air Song, Basis For A Day1> Rock Candy> Tricycle> Rock Candy

Encore: Once The Fiddler Paid

1 Unfinished
2 1st time played

Stream Link
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Bisco Inferno Heats Up

The Biscuits and alter-ego side-project Conspirator played a pair of hot hot shows last night to get Inferno goin’. Check out setlists and some choice vids below…

Ragin' on the Rocks

The Disco Biscuits ~ 05/27/10 ~ Boulder Theater ~ Boulder, CO

Set I: Flash Mob, Rivers, Story Of The World1> Aceetobee> Boom Shanker> Aceetobee

Set II: Save The Robots, The Very Moon> Digital Buddha> Lunar Pursuit> Digital Buddha

Encore: Spy

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Conspirator ~ 5/27/10 ~ Fox Theatre ~ Boulder, CO

Setlist: Orch Theme, Oname Wa, Park Ave, Liquid Handcuffs

* – Show featured guest spots from members of Pnuma Trio, Big Gigantic, as well as Chris Michetti of RAQ on Guitar for Oname Wa and Park Ave.

Bisco Unplugged

The Disco Biscuits celebrated their arrival in Colorado today with a special stealth acoustic show that officially  kicked off Bisco Inferno 2010 Weekend. This run of shows will be the first time Jon ‘The Barber’ Gutwillig will be back on guitar full time, after his unfortunate self-inflicted wrist injury. Hopefully today’s acoustic set was a good warm up for Barber for tonight’s show at Fox Theatre in Boulder, CO and tomorrow night at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO. The big show of course is on Saturday the 29th at Red Rocks, and promises to be an epic Bisco throwdown if they ever was to be one. Inferno’s line-up breaks down like this:

Sat 5/29/10 Red Rocks – Morrison, CO
Doors: 4:00pm
Pnuma Trio: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Aeroplane: 6:00pm-6:50pm
Crystal Method: 6:50pm-7:50pm
The Glitch Mob: 7:50pm-8:50pm
TDB Set I: 9:00pm-10:15pm
Booka Shade: 10:20pm-11:20pm
TDB Set II: 11:30pm-1:30am

Bisco - Pearl Street Mall - 5/27/10

The Disco Biscuits
5/27/10 Stealth Acoustic Show
Pearl Street Mall
Boulder, CO

Setlist:
I-man
Spraypaint
Story of the World
Spectacle

Backwards Down The Number Line: Welcome To Now Turns 1

Today we celebrate the one year anniversary of Welcome To Now! Founded on March 25th, 2009, WTN has been there over the past year along with all you freaks out there, sharing in the groove and digging the wonderful music taking place all across this great land. In honor of this special day, let’s look back at the 10 biggest musical moments of the past year in Jam:

1. PHISH RETURNS

Phish @ Hamtpon - 3/07/09

Phish returned to the stage in 2009, with a more than triumphant year of playing. The reunion began with a historic 3 show run at Hampton Coliseum in March. Things just got better as the year went on for The Phish – the band released a new album, ‘Joy’, and hit the road for a big 2-leg summer tour, Halloween at Festival 8 in Indio, CA, an East Coast fall tour, and New Years in Miami. All in all, 2009 was a great year to be a Phish-head!

Hampton Fluffhead

2. PHIL AND BOBBY GO FURTHUR (JOHN K. LEAVES DSO)

Lesh, Weir, and Kadlecik - Dec. 09'

Phil Lesh and Bob Weir shocked deadheads everywhere in August of 09′ when they announced their newest post-Jerry Dead project: Furthur. Unexpected to all, Phil and Bobby called on John Kadlecik, aka ‘Faux Jerry’, aka ‘The Ghost of Jerry’, DSOs long-time axe-man, to join the band. The new project laid to rest indefinitely both Phil Lesh and Friends and Ratdog, and dealt a major blow to DSO, leaving them without a front man. In the 6 months the band has been together, they’ve played a big coming out 3-show run in Oakland, a brief Northeast December tour, New Year’s run in San Fran, and a smoking Winter tour of the East Coast and Midwest. Coming up in 2010, the band will hit the stage for a Memorial Day Festival and a mini-tour of the Northeast in late June and early July.

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

Furthur NYE 2009 Poster

3. THE DEAD REUNITE FOR TOUR

The Dead - Spring 09'

Months before Furthur, the Core Four reunited for the first time in over 5 years for a one-off Spring Tour across the US. The boys were joined by Warren Haynes on lead guitar and vocals, and Jeff Chimenti of Ratdog on the keys. Check out a few tour highlights below for download!

The Dead 09 Logo

Download Tour Opener – 4/12/09 Greensboro, NC
Download Madison Square Garden, 4/25/09
Download 5/2/09 – Final show at the Spectrum
Download The Dead at Shoreline – 5/10/09

4. BISCO TAKES FANS HIGHER WITH BIG NOKIA NYE RUN

Bisco - Fall Tour 2009

The Disco Biscuits closed out a fantastic year of playing with their second Annual  5 show run at the Nokia Theater in New York City. By all accounts and from personal experience, this string of shows was top-notch and a real exclamation point on the year for the band. Check out choice downloads, videos, and news from 2009 in the Bisco Archive.

Bisco NYE Run 09 Flyer

5. PHISH FESTIVAL 8 & ROLLING STONES MUSICAL COSTUME

Phish - 10/31/09 Set 1

Phish re-launched two traditions on Halloween weekend 2009 with their first festival of Phish 3.0 along with a highly anticipated Halloween musical costume set – The Rolling Stones’ ‘Exile on Main Street’. Breaking new ground, the band also performed an intimate and picturesque acoustic set at Noon on Sunday, with complimentary donuts and coffee for phans. Truly a magical weekend, and it’s now going to be seen like never before in a full length 3D film being released April 30th. Check out this crisp video/audio stream of the Sunday acoustic set here!

6. ABB BACK WITH A VENGEANCE: BEACON, MOUNTAIN JAM, AND MORE

ABB Beacon Marquis 2009

After canceling their annual Beacon run in 2008 due to Greg Allman’s battle with Hepatitis C, the band returned in 2009 with a guest-filled 40th anniversary run at the Beacon Theater. The run included guest stops from a star-studded cast including Clapton, Lesh, Weir, Helm, Scaggs, Anastasio, and McConnell. The band kept trucking in 09′ with spring and summer festival appearances including Wanee and Mountain Jam as well as big summer and fall tours. The band just wrapped up a fantastic 9 show run at the United Palace in New York city, is sounding better than ever, and has more shows plotted for 2010 already. Check out setlist, vids, and a review of the final night at the United Palace here.

Haynes, Trucks, and Clapton - Beacon 2009

7. PHIL LESH CELEBRATES 70TH BIRTHDAY WITH SPECIAL PHRIENDS

Lesh, Robinson, Weir, Greene, and Kadlecik - 3/12/10

On March 12th 2010, Phil Lesh celebrated his 70th birthday (technically 3/14/10) with a big bash at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The evening featured a fun 3 set format complete with an opening acoustic set and 2 raucous electric sets featuring special guests from throughout Phil’s solo career including John Molo, Chris Robinson, Jackie Greene, and Steve Molitz. Give it a listen here:

Download Link ~ Stream Link

8. PHISH DOES BONNAROO, JAMS WITH BRUCE

Phish at 'Roo 2009 - First Tube

Breaking with long-standing tradition, Phish played their first mainstream festival with 2 separate appearances (an extended late night set and a 2 set show) at 2009’s Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, TN. The band realized a long time dream and provided the festival’s highlight with a big collaboration with Bruce Springstreen, who also headlined the festival in 09′. The boss and the boys treated fans to a fun cover/bust-out of ‘Mustang Sally’, as well as performances of Bruce’s own songs ‘Glory Days’, and ‘Bobby Jean’. To re-live this special moment, check out this smoking video of Glory Days:

9. STRING CHEESE REUNITE FOR BIG ROTHBURY GIG

SCI @ Rothbury 2009

The String Cheese Incident reunited for a special one-off show at 2009’s Rothbury music festival. The band put on a massive spectacle of a show enhanced with massive light and art installations. The show went off with flying colors, so much so that the band has decided to tour further in 2010, with gigs at Red Rocks and beyond already announced and more in the works. To get a taste of the Cheese to come, buy the Soundboard of the Rothbury show here.

SCI at Red Rocks

10. TREY BRINGS BACK CLASSIC TAB

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Markelis, Lawton, Anastasio, and Paczkowski

Having brought back the core four of his Classic Tab Band – Russ Lawton, Tony Markelis, Ray Paczkowski, and, of course, Big Red himself – in the Fall of 2008, Anastasio hit the road with a bigger-and-better Classic TAB band a few months ago in the Winter of 2010. For the tour, Trey added to the core four with a 3-piece horn section featuring TAB vets Jeffier Hartswick and Russell Reminton along with new-comer cutie Natalie Cressman. The tour was a massive success and featured some of the most enthused and passionate guitar work from Trey since Phish’s 2009 return. Check out lots of downloads, setslits, vids, and more in the TAB Winter Tour archive, enjoy!

And remember folks, WELCOME TO NOW!

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