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Touchdowns All Day with Jon Barber & Max Dawson

On this podcast, Jon Barber uses his unique style of musical commentary to share in-depth analysis on a wide variety of artists. Subscribe to listen as @BarberShreds goes deep and explores the music scene, with a focus on touring artists like The Disco...


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  • 68. E068 - JAMCEPTION 2 with Joey Friedman

    02:25:48
    TOUCHDOWNS ALL DAY w/ JON BARBER & MAX DAWSON.E068 - JAMCEPTION 2 - Let's take this podcast for another spin! The Disco Biscuits have been prolific in the studio in 2024, having recorded seven (or is it nine?) new songs during the first half of the year. Four of those songs were debuted at Biscoland over the Fourth of July weekend: Another Spin, In the End We Have Forever, Better in Doses, and Trap Door. Max welcomes songwriter Joey Friedman back to the podcast to discuss the new songs, Biscoland, and everything else going on in the Biscuits' universe. Joey breaks down the jams that inspired the songs and shares the stories of the studio wizardry and creative collaboration that went into producing them. We also highlight the contributions of two great friends of the band (and pod), Alex Mazer of New Springfield Boogie and Scott McClintock of Think Tank Dubs.Hey musicians? Wanna hear yourself on Touchdowns All Day? Share your cover of a Biscuits song with Max on Instagram or X and we might just play it on the air. Got a question or comment? Call the TDAD hotline, 424-666-SIYD, and make sure to leave your name and tell us where you're calling from!Batten down the hatches and put on your life preservers, we're going to Alaska! In September 2025 The Disco Biscuits and friends set sail for Alaska aboard the inaugural SeaBisco Cruise. SeaBisco will take place from September 9-15, 2025, sailing from Seattle to The Last Frontier and back. Sign up here for more to be among the first to secure priority access to pre-sale cabins!This episode features excerpts of the following live Disco Biscuits' performances, all of which are available for streaming at nugs.net:No Recollection, from March 9, 2024 at Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PASave the Robots, from April 14, 2024 at The Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NCThe Wormhole, from August 10, 2023 at the Clubhouse, East Hampton, NYShadow, from April 2, 2024 at the Mercury Ballroom, Lousville, KY

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  • 67. E067 - Electric Forest 2024

    02:11:06
    TOUCHDOWNS ALL DAY w/ JON BARBER & MAX DAWSON.E067 - Electric Forest 2024 - With Biscoland fast approaching, we're rolling back the band's electrifying performance at Electric Forest 2024. Barber gives Max the full lowdown on the set that ignited Sherwood Court, including the returns of Hide and Seek and O Fortuna, Magner's last-second decision to rearrange Boom, and the instrumental preview of the band's hotly-anticipated apocalyptic drum-and-bass banger, In The End We Have Forever. Along the way Barber spills the details on the seven (or is it nine?) new songs that the band and Joey have recently committed to tape. If you're not yet excited about the band's upcoming tour, you will be after you hear Barber describe how excited he and the rest of the band are to unleash some new gear and new songs on the fanbase this summer.Hey musicians? Wanna hear yourself on Touchdowns All Day? Share your cover of a Biscuits song with Max on Instagram or X and we might just play it on the air. Got a question or comment? Call the TDAD hotline, 424-666-SIYD, and make sure to leave your name and tell us where you're calling from!Following BISCOLAND the band will be spending the rest of July on the road, with stops in Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and Long Island! Check out discobiscuits.com/shows for more information and links to buy your tickets!This week's episode contains the entirety of the Disco Biscuits' June 20, 2024 performance at Electric Forest in Rothbury, MI. Check out the full show, and hundreds of other current and classic performances, on nugs.net!
  • 66. E066 - I Remember When, with Ted and Andy

    01:37:45
    TOUCHDOWNS ALL DAY w/ JON BARBER & MAX DAWSON.E066 - I Remember When w/Ted Kartzman and Andy Gadiel - In this episode we inaugurate “I Remember When,” a new segment commemorating some of the greatest moments in the Disco Biscuits’ history. We kick things off with the story of the band’s impromptu show on May 31, 1999, as recounted by the men who staged it: Ted Kartzman and Andy Gadiel.Ted and Andy have been active members in the jamband community since before the term “jamband” was even in widespread use. Ted was originally a classmate of the Biscuits at the University of Pennsylvania. Andy was responsible for creating some of the first websites dedicated to jambands during the world wide web’s embryonic phase. Together they launched jambase.com, which since 1998 has served as a clearinghouse for information about live music and touring bands. But first and foremost, Ted and Andy are lifelong friends and fans of the Disco Biscuits who have been present for or participated in many of the most momentous episodes in the band’s history.Ted and Andy walk us through the genesis of the online jamband community, their early experiences seeing the Biscuits, and the series of events leading up to their last-second decision to book the band into the tiny back room of their favorite Chicago bar. Ted and Andy were more than just eye witnesses on musical history; they were and remain catalysts and connectors dedicated to sharing their passion for live music with the world. As such, they have unique perspectives to share on the evolution of the Biscuits’ music and scene and the bubble of positivity that has enveloped the band during its current renaissance.We all have our own histories with the Disco Biscuits, and Touchdowns All Day wants to hear your stories. If you have a memory of a specific show or tour that you’d like to share on the podcast, reach out and we might use it in a future installment of I Remember When. Share your story with Max on Instagram or X, of call the TDAD hotline, 424-666-SIYD, and make sure to leave your name and tell us where you're calling from!On July 4-6 The Disco Biscuits make their triumphant return to Lafayette, NY for the second BISCOLAND festival. Tickets are on sale now, and they're moving fast! Check out the festival website for more information, including the jam-packed lineup!This episode of Touchdowns All Day features excerpts from the following jams:Magellan, from June 13, 1998 at the Summer Sun Music Festival, Cochran, GAHot Air Balloon, from December 31, 1998 at Silk City Diner, Philadelphia, PAPygmy Twylyte > Basis for a Day, from February 19, 1999 at Legend’s Lounge, Las Vegas, NVMEMPHIS > Mindless Dribble, from May 31, 1999 at A Live One, Chicago, IL
  • 65. E065 - The Fan Covers Episode

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    TOUCHDOWNS ALL DAY w/ JON BARBER & MAX DAWSON.E065 - The Fan Covers Episode - The Disco Biscuits fanbase contains a bevy of talented musicians, and it has been our honor to share some of their musical stylings with you over the last few episodes. In this episode we turn the entire podcast over to you, the TDAD community, and showcase your creative reinterpretations of the Disco Biscuits' musical catalog. Listen along with Barber and Max as they sample of the most exciting and creative Biscuits covers out there, including:Doctor Shreds: Nughuffer 6.13.08The Busy Corner: SvenghaliClean Getaway (Nick Nora, Matt Zorzi, & Luke Boardman): Fire Will ExchangeRado: Tourists, live at Oskar Blues, CO Springs, 3.30.24Amy Leelani: Humuhumunukunukuapua'aMuskrat Flats: Confrontation, live at Punjab Live, 12.30.23Matt Schultz: Papercut > Champions & Svenghali > IManTractorbear: Space Train > Anthem, live at the Sculpture Garden, 7.16.2022Hey musicians? Wanna hear yourself on Touchdowns All Day? Share your cover of a Biscuits song with Max on Instagram or X and we might just play it on the air. Got a question or comment? Call the TDAD hotline, 424-666-SIYD, and make sure to leave your name and tell us where you're calling from!On July 4-6 The Disco Biscuits make their triumphant return to Lafayette, NY for the second BISCOLAND festival. Tickets are on sale now, and they're moving fast! Check out the festival website for more information, including the jam-packed lineup!
  • 64. E064 - The Laser Queen

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    TOUCHDOWNS ALL DAY w/ JON BARBER & MAX DAWSON.E064 - The Laser Queen - Tara Gracer's stunning photographs have become synonymous with the live Disco Biscuits experience. In this episode, Tara sits down with Max to discuss her history with the Biscuits, her approach to live concert photography, her life on the road, and her collaborations with the band's lighting designers. In her dual capacity as artist and fan Tara has a unique perspective on the Biscuits' current renaissance. Beyond that, she's an astute observer of the jamband community, and it is our honor to recognize her work and talent.Hey musicians? Wanna hear yourself on Touchdowns All Day? Share your cover of a Biscuits song with Max on Instagram or X and we might just play it on the air. Got a question or comment? Call the TDAD hotline, 424-666-SIYD, and make sure to leave your name and tell us where you're calling from!On July 4-6 The Disco Biscuits make their triumphant return to Lafayette, NY for the second BISCOLAND festival. Tickets are on sale now, and they're moving fast! Check out the festival website for more information, including the jam-packed lineup!
  • 63. E063 - Festival Season

    02:02:53
    TOUCHDOWNS ALL DAY w/ JON BARBER & MAX DAWSON.E063 - Festival Season - Summer's almost here, and that can only mean one thing: it's festival season! In this episode of Touchdowns All Day, Barber and Max listen back to the band's scorching-hot set from the Texas Eclipse Festival and preview the band's upcoming slate of festival dates. Hey musicians? Wanna hear yourself on Touchdowns All Day? Share your cover of a Biscuits song with Max on Instagram or X and we might just play it on the air. Got a question or comment for Barber, Max, or Crunk? Call the TDAD hotline, 424-666-SIYD, and make sure to leave your name and tell us where you're calling from!On July 4-6 The Disco Biscuits make their triumphant return to Lafayette, NY for the second BISCOLAND festival. Tickets are on sale now, and they're moving fast! Check out the festival website for more information, including the jam-packed lineup!This episode of Touchdowns All Day features the entirety of the Biscuits' set from the Texas Eclipse festival, available exclusively on Nugs.net:
  • 62. E062 - The Human CDJ w/Allen Aucoin

    02:26:51
    TOUCHDOWNS ALL DAY w/ JON BARBER & MAX DAWSON.E062 - The Human CDJ w/Allen Aucoin - Drummer Allen Aucoin returns to the podcast for a wide-ranging interview about the latest evolution of The Disco Biscuits' sound. Allen shares the details of the fitness regimen that keeps him in tip-top shape, the meditation practice that keeps his mind quiet and clear, and the electronic drum sounds that have propelled Tractorbeam Mk3. There are lots of big reveals in this one, including the source of Allen's signature "thirst quencher" samples, the female pop superstar he'd like the band to cover, and the new instrument that he's recently picked up. But most of all, it's an opportunity for Allen to reflect on why 2024 has been, in his words, "the best it's ever been since I've been in the band." We round out the episode with another installment of our series highlighting covers of The Disco Biscuits catalog. This week, Max is joined by Mark Filorama, the director of the Ross Street School Choir, whose recent performance of Marc Brownstein's "Humuhumunukunukuapua'a" has caused a sensation in the jamband world.Hey musicians? Wanna hear yourself on Touchdowns All Day? Share your cover of a Biscuits song with Max on Instagram or X and we might just play it on the air. Got a question or comment for Barber, Max, or Crunk? Call the TDAD hotline, 424-666-SIYD, and make sure to leave your name and tell us where you're calling from!On July 4-6 The Disco Biscuits make their triumphant return to Lafayette, NY for the second BISCOLAND festival. Tickets are on sale now, and they're moving fast! Check out the festival website for more information, including the jam-packed lineup!This episode of Touchdowns All Day features excerpts from the following jams, available exclusively on Nugs.net:Helicopters, from March 7, 2024 at The Fillmore, Silver Spring, MDThe Great Abyss > Svengali (end), from February 11, 2024 at The Fox Theater, Boulder, COThe Deal >, from April 14, 2024 at The Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NC> Cyclone, from April 14, 2024 at The Lincoln Theater, Raleigh, NCCaterpillar >, from March 14, 2024 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT