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- Posted on Jun 1st 2010 12:51AM by Benjy Eisen
"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. That means the Disco Biscuits are back to full-strength and won't require any reinforcements for their summer dates. The band is back on tour as they gear up for a high-profile late-night set at Bonnaroo and nightly headlining sets at their own three-day festival, Camp Bisco, in July. In addition to the Disco Biscuits, Camp Bisco features LCD Soundsystem, Ween, Thievery Corporation, Bassnectar, Rusko and a long list of other electronica acts and rock bands. Michetti will be there too -- performing with his main band, RAQ. Another collaboration seems imminent.