Season 3, Episode 2: The Disco Biscuits’ Aron Magner


Season Three of The JamBase Podcast continues with a new episode featuring an interview with The Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner. JamBase’s Andy Kahn recently caught up with Magner backstage at the Summer Camp Music Festival to talk all things Bisco and more.

Summer Camp took place over Memorial Day Weekend, which meant Magner and his band mates were coming directly from the glaciers of Reykjavik, Iceland to the corn fields of Chillicothe, Illinois. Magner talked about adjusting to all the travel and dealing with the jet lag that comes with it. The trip to Iceland was filled with many memorable experiences and Magner described what made it so special.

The interview took place a few hours before the Disco Biscuits played a late-night set at Summer Camp. Magner talked about Bisco’s evolving approach to taking the stage in the middle of the night and how that has changed as they get deeper into their career.

Magner was also asked about the rock opera The Very Moon that he’s working on with the Disco Biscuits guitarist Jon Gutwillig. Magner talked about how the new project came together, the possibility of songs besides the recently debuted “Falling” from The Very Moon being added to Bisco’s live repertoire and what might be next for the rock opera.

Magner gave an update on the Disco Biscuits’ forthcoming new album, the space-themed rock opera Revolution In Motion, which is completely separate from The Very Moon. Other topics the interview touch upon were the band’s approach to writing setlists in different settings, how the environment impacts performances, the possibility of Magner playing again with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann‘s Billy & The Kids collective (who just announced additional shows) and more.

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