The Disco Biscuits continue to ride high in Denver, CO for the second night of their four-night Bisco Inferno run. Performing at the Ogden Theatre from June 1st through 3rd, then at Red Rocks with Twiddle on June 4th, there’s truly no shortage of great music coming from this exciting band.After a successful first night saw tDB dive into their classics, night two found the jamtronica pioneers diving deeper into their catalog and bringing out some classics. The band started the show by celebrating Allen Aucoin’s birthday with a jam session, before bringing out “Stone -> Devil’s Waltz” and a “Mulberry’s Dream” sandwich with “Catalyst” in the middle. One of the big highlights of the show was a cover of The Meters’ “Cissy Strut,” played at the very beginning of set two. Tunes like “Trucker’s Choice,” “Digital Buddha,” “And the Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night,” and more kept the dance party rocking all night long.Thanks to the band’s new live streaming on YouTube, you can watch the full video from last night’s show, below.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits at The Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO – 6/2/16I: Happy Birthday Allen Batman jam, Stone-> Devil’s Waltz, Mulberry’s Dream-> Catalyst-> Mulberry’s Dream, Hope-> ReactorII: Cissy Strut-> Trucker’s Choice, Digital Buddha-> And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night-> Widow in the Rain-> Digital Buddha, RockafellaE: Highwire-> Svenghali
Dick Dale, the guitarist fondly known as the “King of Surf Guitar,” passed away on Saturday at the age of 81. His death was confirmed to The Guardian by his touring bassist, Sam Bolle.While his career took off more than 50 years ago with ubiquitous songs like “Let’s Go Trippin’” and his take on “Misirlou” in the early 60s, Dale continued to perform live up until his death. Despite various serious health problems in his later years, Dick Dale consistently played through the pain, with tour dates scheduled throughout this year.Dick Dale and the Del-Tones – “Let’s Go Trippin’”[Video: sandancapistrano]Dale, born Richard Anthony Mansour, helped shape the sound that would become surf rock, utilizing Middle Eastern and Mexican musical influences, and reverb to create a unique approach to the electric guitar. He was also known for his fast, loud playing and his unusual way of holding his guitar. A left-handed player, Dale played a right-handed guitar turned upside down. He also used unusually heavy strings and picks to go along with his frenetic playing style, adding to the distinct quality of his signature sound. As Leo Fender once said of testing new equipment, “When it can withstand the barrage of punishment from Dick Dale, then it is fit for human consumption.”Dale also worked closely with Fender to produce and fine-tune their amplifier technology. After frequently blowing out several of his 10-watt amps, he inspired Fender to create the first 85-watt transformer, which peaked at 100 watts. According to Fender, Dale once described this innovation as being “like going from a little VW Bug to a Testarossa.” Dale’s unique combination of powerful equipment, lightning-fast staccato picking and heavy-gauge strings led many to call him the “Father of Heavy Metal.” Dale also enjoyed a late-career spike in popularity when his “Misirlou” was used as the theme song on the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino‘s Pulp Fiction in 1994.Pulp Fiction – Opening Scene/”Misirlou” Theme Song – Dick Dale[Video: IsrFur89]For good measure, you can also watch a video of Dick Dale and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing surf rock classic “Pipeline” from 1987 comedy Back To The Beach below:Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan – “Pipeline”[Video: ClassicVideos80s]Rest in Peace, Dick Dale.
Ghana’s Jordan Ayew has chosen his performance against old club Olympique Marseille as his best in France.The Lorient forward returned to the Stade Velodrome after leaving Marseille in the summer to score two goals in the 5-3 victory for his side on Friday night.He opened the scoring under 10 minutes set up a goal before adding the fourth in the eight-goal thriller.“I think this was my best match of my time in France. I was re-compensated for all the efforts I had been putting in for some years now,” Jordan, whose outshined his senior brother Andre on the opposite side, told reporters.“I thank God and my mother who called me to tell me I would score. The change in tactic did a lot of good. We worked on it all week and it came out well.Andre Ayew also scored for Marseille but wasn’t enough to at least salvage a point for the hosts. Jordan now has 11 goals for Lorient in the French Ligue 1 this season.–