The Disco Biscuits have started off their 2019 touring year with a bang, as the band delivered standout multi-night runs in Washington, D.C. and Port Chester, NY in January. The D.C. run featured shows at the Lincoln Theatre and The Anthem, highlighted by rarities and cohesive setlists and song selection, through-and-through. The Disco Biscuits recently capped off a three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, chock-full of bust-outs (“Little Lai”; “Oname Wa”; “Shadow”), as well as a monstrous show-opening cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Help On The Way” > “Slipknot” > “Franklin’s Tower”, paying homage to the band’s longstanding history at the iconic rock palace.
Following the band’s debut at the brand new The Fillmore in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, The Disco Biscuits’ next big gig is their annual Bisco Inferno, a beloved holiday weekend for all Biscuits fans to flock to Colorado and enjoy the pristine mountains and nature, as well as boogie down to six sets of their favorite band. The 2019 edition of Bisco Inferno will feature two nights at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO on May 23rd and 24th, ahead of a night at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Saturday, May 25th for a massive Memorial Day Weekend. As support for the Red Rocks show, the jamtronica pioneers will bring PNUMA LIVE along for what is sure to be a wild ride.
PNUMA LIVE is the Southeast-born, fan-favorite livetronica project that extensively toured the U.S. from 2005 to 2010 as Pnuma Trio and featured Alex Botwin, Ben Hazlegrove, and Lane Shaw. The Memphis, TN-bred, Denver, CO-based group achieved popularity in the early 2000s by touring extensively and releasing live music, recordings of their live shows, and one studio album. Combining electronic elements with hip hop, jazz, bass music, and dance music, countless fans would travel to see them play all over the country and world.
Sometime around 2008, the band quietly withdrew from the music scene and became silent for many years to come. During that time, they did not grant any interviews or appear anywhere on the internet. At the end of 2018, however, the world received the first communication from the band in a decade in the form of a live show announcement.
On December 28th, 2018, PNUMA took the stage for the first time in close to ten years, opening for STS9 at The Fillmore in Denver, CO during their New Year’s run. With considerable demand from the PNUMA fanbase, the band opted to release the soundboard recording of this first live show in years. You can listen to full audio of PNUMA’s return to the stage below.
PNUMA Live – 12/28/18 – The Fillmore Denver
While 2 of the 3 original members of the band—Alex Botwin (aka Paper Diamond) and Lane Shaw—will continue performing with the group, the third original member, Ben Hazelgrove, will not be part of the comeback. You can read Hazelgrove’s comments about his absence from this new iteration of PNUMA in his letter to fans here.
The Disco Biscuits have shown no struggle bringing their “A” game night-in and night-out, and their 2019 edition of Bisco Inferno is guaranteed to be a three-night exploratory journey through time and space. With continuous growth and evolution as an unstoppable four-piece unit, the Biscuits’ approach to jamming continues to soar into a more patient and mature style–an idealistic cross between improvisational rock n’ roll and untzy-livetronica. Do not miss out on the band’s upcoming Colorado shows, as they are assured to be three nights of unforgettable firey-hot Biscuits. With the return of PNUMA LIVE thrown into the mix, the Red Rocks show is sure to be especially outstanding.
Tickets for the Ogden Theatre shows are only available with the three-day bundle package, as well as a single-day Red Rocks ticket option. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now and available here.