The Disco Biscuits Confirm Camp Bisco 2008, Share the Stage with Matisyahu, Wyclef Jean and Sam Altman
Even before they officially ring in 2008, the Disco Biscuits are looking ahead to next summer and have officially confirmed that their seventh annual Camp Bisco will return to Mariaville, NYs Indian Lookout Country Club from July 17-19. The announcement was made by bassist Marc Brownstein during the final night of the groups two-night run at New Yorks Hammerstein Ballroom. The night featured a number of other surprises, including one of the groups most high profile opening acts to date. After previously confirmed opener GZA (of Wu-Tang Clan fame) cancelled due to health reasons, his backing band Fyre Dept. brought on a number of notable hip-hop artists, including SMIF-N-WESSUN, Jah Dan, Matisyahu and even Wyclef Jean, who is currently promoting his new album Carnival Vol. II: Memoirs of an Immigrant. Later on, Matisyahu joined the Disco Biscuits onstage for the first time since Langerado, offering a Hebrew rap during Crickets. The groups Hammerstein shows also featured a pair of notable covers: the rare Pink Floyd number Astronomy Domine and a version of U2s Where the Streets Have No Name that also featured Tom Hamilton on vocals and guitar. Meanwhile last night’s performance at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA featured a return appearance by the group’s original drummer Sam Altman, who stepped behind the kit to thunderous applause for the ‘Magellan’ encore. The Disco Biscuits will perform at Camden, NJs Tweeter Center this evening.