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Uber Glue – The Disco Biscuits at Red Rocks, 5-30-2009

I’ve heard nothing but praise for Johnny R. Goode’s lighting design for The Disco Biscuits at Red Rocks Ampitheatre here in Morrison, CO for what the band called Bisco Inferno back at the end of May.  I was very sad that I wasn’t able to attend that show and chat with Johnny afterwards, but I was making money at another gig in another part of the country, so the emotions all worked themselves out.  Next time, Johnny, as I want to chronicle the new gear and ideas you put into the rig!

Here’s some video of the show – also, check out my interview with Johnny R. Goode for The JimOnLight.com Podcast.

The JimOnLight.com Podcast, Episode 2: Johnny R. Goode, LD for The Disco Biscuits

Episode Two of The JimOnLight.com Podcast! Episode two features a conversation I had with the lighting designer for The Disco Biscuits, Johnny R. Goode. Johnny has a big job – he creates unique lighting design for a band that is very eclectic, very energetic, and extremely powerful.

I hope you enjoy my conversation with Johnny R. Goode – I certainly did!

The Disco Biscuits at The Ogden Theatre – February 13 and 14, 2009

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I had the pleasure of attending both nights of The Disco Biscuits at the Ogden Theatre in Denver this weekend.  The Biscuits were absolutely amazing, putting on a great show the first night that was only rivaled by the second night performance.  New tunes, standard  grooves, sheer skill, and extraordinary talent dominated the nights.  Besides feeling a bit old after night one, I had an amazing time with the show – and with the stellar lighting, the weekend was an immense success.

With the amount of production that’s going on right now in the business, I really feel that some designers don’t get much credit – and there are plenty of hard-working designer/director/programmers out there who are rocking the faces of people in cities all over the world.  With a band like The Disco Biscuits that provides a fast paced and constantly evolving score to be lit, the LD is working his or her butt off behind the desk.

Lighting designer Johnny R. Goode is the man behind the desk for the Biscuits; I’ve put in a request to speak with him regarding the show and design – I counted twelve Mac 2K spots and four StudioPix – with the normal compliment of house colors and ACL-ish cans.  For a band that played three long sets a night for us in Denver on Friday and Saturday, Goode provided an exciting, interesting, ever-changing, and unique design the whole night for both nights.  Johnny, great work – please email me so I can set up an interview!

I’ve got an email into the production manager to confirm the list of gear – I have lots of good things to say about Johnny’s use of the StudioPix, and his command of his onstage spots – as soon as I hear back, I’ll post more about the shows.  Again, thanks for the great nights!

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The official Disco Biscuits website:  http://www.discobiscuits.com/