The Disco Biscuits live at The Baltimore Soundstage
The Disco Biscuits have proven time and time again that they have got what it takes to throw a successful and amazing festival, and this year it’s no different. On September 27th The Disco Biscuits will be throwing their second annual City Bisco at the Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA and, just like last year, the Biscuits will begin their run at the Baltimore Soundstage on September 26th.
The Disco Biscuits Have helped found and expand upon the genre defying music they create, always finding new ways to spin their jam beats. Some would call it Jam-tronica, or electronic jamband fusion, but all technicalities aside the Disco Biscuits always make sure to throw down an intense dance party while still providing virtuoso guitar riffs and jam band elements to further stick to their jam band roots. Composed of band members Aaron Magner (keys), Marc Brownstien (bass and vocals), Jon Gutwillig (guitar and vocals), and Allen Aucion (drums), The Disco Biscuits have played together since 1995, however their touring has exponentially decreased every year since 2010. With performances at different festivals and throwing festivals of their own, it’s clear that the Disco Biscuits are attempting to go a more business-savvy route with their music, but their fans still crave the comfort of a strictly Disco Biscuit show in a smaller venue. Despite the heartache, in general most Disco Biscuit fans are just grateful for the rare opportunity to get to see their favorite band together on stage again. Ever since the band stopped touring I always approached a Disco Biscuit performance with anticipation, excitement, and a sense of hope. I find myself hoping that maybe just maybe after this one night of making music for their dedicated fans that have followed the band across the country for nearly two decades, Marc, Jon, Aaron, and Allen would have some eureka moment at the end of their show and realize that they need to start touring again. This might be wishful thinking, but luckily fans will get the private Disco Biscuit show they long for at the Baltimore Soundstage next week!
And unlike at City Bisco or at Camp, everyone at the Baltimore show on September 26th will be there for the Biscuits and the Biscuits alone, creating a feeling of intimacy among the fans and their connection with the band that can only be recreated at a Disco Biscuit concert. Something tells me that the Biscuits are going to save their more recent dance-infused jams for City Bisco, which is more than okay with me! I hope the Baltimore soundstage show is filled with bustouts and older Disco Biscuit jams galore, and, in my opinion, because the Biscuits know everyone at the Baltimore show is there in support of them, there may be a sense of relief in the way that the band plays as well as what they choose to perform. Regardless, we’re in for a night full of nostalgic raging for the Disco Biscuits and for sure a full on dance party!
Last year’s set at the Baltimore Soundstage looked a little bit like this, and I can only hope this year’s set will be similar:
Set 1: Triumph (1) > World Is Spinning, Caterpillar (2) > Mr. Don, Jamillia > Tempest > Kamaole Sands (3)
Set 2: Mindless Dribble > The Great Abyss > Catalyst, The Overture (2) > Pilin’ It High (2,4) > Svenghali (3), Chemical Warfare Brigade
Encore: Rainbow Song
(1) with “Vassillios” fake-out
(3) ending only
(4) Perfume version
Disco Biscuit fans, be sure not to miss all of the fun — buy tickets for the 8 PM 9/26 Baltimore Soundstage show here!
Here is a nice little sneak peak of just what this band is capable of, a 15 minute long Helicopters in Denver, Enjoy!