The Disco Biscuits’ Hometown Throwdown: Proper Fillmore Philly Get-down
The Disco Biscuits haven’t failed to disappoint lately and the three-night run at The Fillmore Philadelphia was no exception. The explosion of colorful musical progressions and transcendental jams were uplifting to a point even beyond the crystal chandeliers floating ever-so-gently in the laser-lit heaven layer of the new, grandiose venue.
The Mardi Gras celebrations were extraterrestrial with fans adorned in some of the flashiest costumes the scene has seen in years. Everyone came with their Mardi party pants and beads, wearing smiles in size extra-wide and an energetic disposition for the final presentation of the perfect three-part hometown throwdown. The band’s enthusiasm for the new host venue – The Fillmore Philadelphia in Fishtown – was palpable and infectious. The space allowed for the proper amount of room to get down and boogie, and with multi-levels, multi-bars, and plenty space between, every patron seemed more than satisfied and downright giddy.
The show was full of funk, jazz and the usual plethora of sweet, sweet jams. The Save the Robots opener was much needed and sounded spectacular for its 2016 debut. With two never-before-covered tunes from The Doors and Elvis “The King” himself to wrap up the first set, the Biscuits bombed us with surprises and were more delightful than finding the baby in the King Cake.
The second set highlight was the inverted “Crickets,” which left the room humming and buzzing after the Biscuits laid down the “Splattums!” We danced harder than ever before and were treated to a very special encore of the “Magellan Reprise” and a solid “Basis.”
February 6, 2016 – The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Set 1: Save The Robots, The Tunnel > Great Abyss (inverted) > Sound One, Suspicious Minds, Touch Me
Set 2: Little Betty Boop > Crickets (inverted) > Little Betty Boop > Story Of The World, House Dog Party Favor
E: Magellan Reprise, Basis For A Day
Photos and words by Teresa Taylor. All photos below are property of Sensible Reason.