Whether you are a jam band fan, a tech-electro head, a summer camper (hey, we miss he annual Camp Bisco), or just alumni of the University of Pennsylvania who feels for everyone outside of Trump who went there, The Disco Biscuits are for you. And tonight, June 23, at 7:45 pm, Philly’s finest make themselves beloved on the social-civil charitable tip with “The Disco Biscuits Take You Out to the Ball Game” – a free, live stream performance from the infield dirt at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies – where viewers can tune in and make charitable contributions to the PLUS1 For Black Lives Fund. Donations will be distributed to various organizations including the Urban League of Philadelphia. This also happens to be Live Nation Philadelphia’s first mega-show of the summer season despite the fact that no one can enter the facilities. Supporters can watch the Biscuits gig live on the official YouTube and Facebook pages for The Disco Biscuits, Phillies and Live Nation, as well as on Live Nation’s Live From Home platform.
After releasing a cover of Blondie’s “Rapture” remixed by Party Pupils this past December as a holiday gift for fans recorded during a show at Red Rocks, jamtronica icons the Disco Biscuits – formed at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and named for the ’70s feel-good drug Quaaludes – were supposed to be on their Act 1 2020 tour when the coronavirus hit, and canceled all shows and touring opportunities in the wake of C-19. The founding members – bassist Marc Brownstein, drummer Allen Aucoin, guitarist and singer Jon Gutwillig and keyboardist Aron Magner – may have put regular touring aside for now. But, for PLUS1, they’ll gather in a totally empty Citizens Bank Park so to be part of their drive the collective efforts of artists into consistent effective action towards justice, change, equity, and access. Arcade Fire, Beck, Carly Rae Jepsen, Flume, Kesha, Lykke Li, One Republic, Selena Gomez, The National, Zedd, 5 Seconds of Summer, and more have helped donate $9.5 million for 250 spectacularly effective organizations and catalyzed millions of fans to take action.
As for the Biscuits, Brownstein once told me the secret to their sound was, that although most music looks for the hook or the chorus, with Disco Biscuits, it all comes down to the peak, “something we’ve built toward, the last 45 seconds or so, something frenetic that allows us to bond emotionally with ourselves and our audience.”