The Disco Biscuits, Spafford, & Organ Freeman To Take Over Red Rocks This Summer

first_imgThe Disco Biscuits will return to Colorado this May for the jamtronica act’s annual Bisco Inferno run. This year, the run will see the group play three nights at Denver’s Ogden Theatre from May 24th to 26th ahead of their headlining performance at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday, May 27th. Joining the Biscuits for the final act of this four-part musical adventure will be two of the most exciting “next-gen” bands in the jam scene: the Arizona-based up-and-comers of Spafford and Los Angeles’ jazz-funk trio Organ Freeman. It’s undeniable that the Disco Biscuits have been on a tear at this particular juncture in their 20-plus-year career. With some of the most patient, consistent, and innovative jams they’ve played in years and creative setlist decisionmaking, the Biscuits are having their own renaissance of sorts. Most of the die-hard, ardent Bisco faithful overwhelmingly agree that it’s a good time to be a fan of the Philly trance-fusion act, as the quartet of bassist Marc Brownstein, guitarist Jon Gutwillig, keyboardist Aron Magner, and drummer Allen Aucoin continue their musical evolution. After a recent run in Washington, D.C., at the 9:30 Club (review and video here) and the capitol’s brand-new venue, The Anthem—along with upcoming New England and Philly runs prior to their return to the Rocky Mountains—the Biscuits are primed and ready for what is sure to be a memorable 2018. Red Rocks is going to be straight fire, you can count on that. The Disco Biscuits – Set 2 – The Anthem – Washington, D.C. – 01/13/2018[via The Disco Biscuits]After almost a decade of plugging away tour after tour, the last two years have seen Spafford enjoy a meteoric rise in popularity, quickly becoming one of the music scene’s most-buzzed-about live bands. The Arizona-based quartet—composed of Brian Moss (guitar/vocals), Jordan Fairless (bass/vocals), Andrew “Red” Johnson (keys/vocals), and Cameron Laforest (drums/percussion/vocals)—has become known for their brilliant improvisation, genre-bending sound, and energetic live performances. The Biscuits and Spafford are no strangers to one another either, as Aron Magner sat in with the up-and-comers for an exploratory journey through their own “Mind’s Unchained” > “Mad World” at this past year’s Suwannee Hulaween.Spafford with Aron Magner – “Mind’s Unchained > Mad World”  – Suwannee Hulaween – 10/28/2017[via SpaffordMusic]The buzz surrounding Organ Freeman is palpable. The explosive instrumental jazz-funk fusion trio out of L.A. recently completed their biggest year yet, releasing a brand-new sophomore LP, Respect My Art, to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The trio of guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys, and organist/key bassist Trevor Steer are actively changing the shape of the game and becoming one of the most dynamic live acts around. It’s full steam ahead for Organ Freeman!Organ Freeman – “Go by Richard, Not By Dick”  – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY – 11/25/17[via Organ Freeman]Tickets for the Bisco Inferno run—with three nights at the Ogden Theatre and a Red Rocks Amphitheatre performance with Spafford and Organ Freeman—are currently on-sale and can be purchased here. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page.last_img read more