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Published: 2014/03/31

The Disco Biscuits, STS9, The New Deal, Lake Trout and More Talk the History of Livetronica in Relix 40

After the death of Jerry Garcia and the rise of Phish and Widespread Panic, the next generation of jambands emerged. Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Jamie Shields (The New Deal), Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident), Steve Molitz (Particle), Mike Lowry (Lake Trout) and more share their memories from the formative years of the livetronica scene in Back to the Future: An Oral History of Livetronica.

As Brownstein recalls:

We all rallied around the whole Grateful Dead and Phish scene when we got to college. But at the same time, we discovered Hallucinogen and ultimately Shpongle and the whole Twisted Records scene through a friend at Penn. We also discovered The Orb, and that that other stuff that was the first wave of rave that come out in the early to mid-‘90s.

This new feature, by Mike Greenhaus and Benjy Eisen, only appears in the special 40th Anniversary issue of Relix. You can now order a discounted one-year subscription to Relix and receive a free copy of our 40th anniversary issue by subscribing here with the promo code “Relix 40.”


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We want to know April 1, 2014, 08:12:43

Let’s get some real questions going here. What happened to Barber making them cancel the late nights in Virginia in Phish’s comeback in 03? Did these guys party or have issues when they were in the Ned or Santa Cruz? What’s it like to be a master of the universe and play 2 shows a decade? Why should we care about what you say since your band has been irrelevant for a decade? How many baconators sprinkled with dmt do you consume during setbreak? Have you ever had sexual relations with a band member? What was it like? Did it make the music harder?

Doobers April 1, 2014, 10:38:29


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