Philly jam giants Disco Biscuits (DB) might have taken a summer off from their 14-year-strong electronica festival Camp Bisco. But commitment to their fledgling hometown annual run City Bisco has hardly stalled. Adding a third day and two new venues to this year’s chapter, the party’s only on the up and up.
For unfamiliar ears, the Biscuits’ claim to fame is their trademark trance fusion—a genre-bending hybrid of jam, electronica and psychedelia that opened countless doors for likeminded torchbearers of The Grateful Dead and Phish.
Where last year’s City Bisco lineup favored hip-hop legends Big Boi, Method Man and Redman, this year’s supporting acts complement a return to the roots for the hometown heroes.
The Biscuits will have the stage to themselves for night one, a sold-out show on Thursday, September 24th at the Trocadero (because Thursdays are contractually reserved for throwing back to the 90s at this point).
Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is coming to the Trocadero this weekend. The soulful “New Shoes” singer is touring North America to bring some stateside support to his latest album, Caustic Love, a work that The Guardian calls an “impressive set of Motown-influenced hits.” One of the newest songs from the album here:
Hoboken trio Yo La Tengo is hitting the road for a mini-tour that celebrates the 30th anniversary of their very first show, which took place on December 2, 1984. The four-night tour kicks off at New York’s Town Hall on December 3rd, and culminates here at home, at The Trocadero Theatre on Saturday, December 6th.
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Broad City‘s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer were all set to take off on a live tour of their show in March, when they suddenly had to postpone after the announcement was made that Comedy Central was picking up their series for a second season. Great news for them, but a major bummer for all of us who had tickets to see them at the Trocadero. Well, friends, our fortunes have turned around, because it was just announced that the tour will roll out in November, with a stop at the Trocadero on the 5th.
All tickets for the originally scheduled show will be honored, and there are still some left, going at $25 a pop. Click here to snag one, I have a feeling they won’t be available for long.
Pint-sized country singer Hunter Hayes has a lofty goal: He wants to beat the Guinness World Record for most concerts played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. So on May 9th he’s kicking off the “Hunter Hayes 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger” tour. He begins in New York City at 8 a.m. on the set of Good Morning America. From there he’ll hit the road, playing ditties in nine other cities (listed below) before he hits his final stop — a sold-out show at Philly’s Trocadero — at 5 a.m. on May 10th.
Standup comedian Rob Delaney performed an electrifying, sold-out set at the Trocadero on Friday. Before he went on stage, though, I had a chance to chat with him in his dressing room, where I found him practically main-lining pizza and Coke. Delaney’s humor hinges on his enthusiasm for all things disgusting and weird, so I took a cue, shooting him some of the oddest questions I could think of. Here’s how things went down:
Los Angeles-based standup comedian Rob Delaney is bringing his signature absurd, disgusting shtick to the Trocadero on Friday, March 28th. He’s been called the funniest person on Twitter by Rolling Stone and Comedy Central. His tweets cover a range of topics from convincing us he’s not a virgin to timely political commentary to some truly nauseating quips about his neighbor Karen.
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