Relix Magazine On The History Of “Livetronica”
Relix Magazine, the periodical representative of the jamband community, just published a very intriguing article on the oral history of “livetronica” today. The article features a chronological series of oral passages from musicians including Jamie Shields (The New Deal), Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), and Marc Brownstein (Conspirator/ The Disco Biscuits). These artists and more give their own first-hand input on the roots, and exponential growth of this dynamic, multi-branched genre, and for that reason it’s a particularly interesting read. You can read the full article here, or below!
“After the death of Jerry Garcia and the rise of Phish and Widespread Panic, the next generation of jambands emerged. Though firmly rooted in the Grateful Dead’s commitment to improvisation, many of these groups looked past American roots music to such sources as jazz, funk and even hard rock. While musically worlds apart from the early electronic movement that was simultaneously blossoming, the two scenes had a number of similarities. Both audiences liked to dabble in drugs like acid and ecstasy and dance for hours on end.
A few enterprising young jambands saw the crossover appeal and began to incorporate electronic sounds and beats into their live, improvisational-based jam-rock. Enter the Disco Biscuits from Philadelphia, Sound Tribe Sector 9 (STS9) from Atlanta, Lake Trout from Baltimore and The New Deal from Toronto. And a scene and a genre were born.” -excerpt from “An Oral History of Livetronica”
Posted on April 17, 2014, in Spotlight, Video and tagged an oral history of livetronica, big gigantic, brother's past, conspirator, dominic lalli, jamie shields, marc brownstein, relix, relix magazine, the disco biscuits, the new deal. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.