The Disco Biscuits wrapped up a two-night run in Washington D.C. over the weekend, cementing their role as the pioneers of “jamtronica” to packed rooms at the 9:30 Club and D.C.’s newest venue, The Anthem. Today, the band announces a three-night run at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA for a hometown throwdown on April 19, 20, and 21. The “4/20” weekend will see the Disco Biscuits return to the beloved venue since their winter run in February of 2017. Having only opened in October of 2015, The Fillmore is quickly becoming a favorite of the 23 year old band–and is the home to some of their greatest jams.Check out some magic from their 2016 run, including a “Strobelights and Martinis> Air Song> Vassillios> Moshi Fameus” into “Magellan” for the ages, courtesy of the band. Discounted, 3-day tickets are available in the band’s BiscoTix Fan Club presale here. The lottery request period is now open and ends this Wednesday at 5pm ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday at 10am ET.
Teenagers who are significantly overweight appear to have twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer in middle-age compared with teens of normal weight, according to a study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers.Elizabeth Kantor, lead author and research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, and colleagues tracked the health of about 240,000 Swedish men over a period of years; 885 of the men developed bowel cancer. The results showed that obese teens who had a BMI of over 30 had a 2.38 fold higher risk of developing bowel cancer. The authors speculated that high levels of systemic inflammation in overweight teens may contribute to the increased risk.The study was published May 25, 2015 in the BMJ’s journal Gut. Other Harvard Chan School authors included Lisa Signorello, adjunct associate professor of epidemiology, Edward Giovannucci, professor of nutrition and epidemiology, and Katja Fall, visiting scientist in the Department of Epidemiology.Previous studies looked mostly at weight and colorectal cancer in adults. This is the first large-scale investigation looking at the link between excess weight in teens and colorectal cancer risk in adulthood. Read Full Story