Disco Biscuits Have One of Their 'Best Nights of Music' at Red Rocks
The official kick-off for summer, Memorial Day weekend also represents the opening weekend of festival season. For the second year in a row, the Disco Biscuits have used the holiday to host Bisco Inferno -- a single-day festival at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater just outside of Denver, Colo. This year's lineup featured Booka Shade, Crystal Method and the Glitch Mob, but the real star of the show was its main attraction -- two sets by the Disco Biscuits.
"Playing Red Rocks has always been a dream of mine," bassist Marc Brownstein tells Spinner. "This year's show was one of the best nights of music and experience that I have ever had. Truly transcendent."
Earlier this spring, the band's performance at Red Rocks came under question by their fans due to an injury guitarist Jon Gutwillig sustained in a "post-show roughhousing incident" last March; he broke his wrist in two places. Not wanting to cancel their show the following night in Boston, the band called up several substitute guitarists. When Gutwillig returned to the stage in May, he continued to rely on additional reinforcement from these guitarists while he was still recovering.
One of these "understudies" was guitar wiz Chris Michetti from the band RAQ. As a way to pay him back for all his help, the Disco Biscuits invited him to join them for several songs at Red Rocks -- an honor comparable to playing Madison Square Garden. "After what Chris Michetti did for us in April, it was pretty cool to get him up on stage with us at Red Rocks," says Brownstein. Not only was it cool -- it was also, like, the greatest thank you note ever.
In the days before Bisco Inferno, the Disco Biscuits released a SNL-style short on YouTube that celebrates Gutwillig's return to form.