The Disco Biscuits to Bring More Heat at Bisco Inferno
After three nights in Tulum, Mexico at Mayan Holidaze, and five nights in New York City, the Disco Biscuits are continuing the party for three nights in Colorado at Bisco Inferno. The first two shows, January 24 at the Boulder Theater in Boulder and January 25 at the Ogden Theater in Denver, sold out fast, but passes are still available for the “two set mega- show” on January 26 at the 1STBANK Center. If fans aren’t sure what to expect, taking a listen to nearly any show from late 2012 will be an indicator that things are only going to get hotter in 2013.
Fresh from Mexico, the boys kicked off their NYC New Year’s run at Best Buy Theater on Wednesday 12/26. They opened with “Abraxas” into an unfinished “Hot Air Balloon”, which was picked back up on Thursday night to close out the first set. During the first set on Friday 12/28, the band opened with “Floodlights” into “Mindless Dribble”, and included teases of “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line,” which wasn’t played until New Year’s Eve. The second set was a palindrome of songs, and the encore, “Caterpillar,” was the perfect choice to send home a crowd of beaming fans.
The first show to sell out was Saturday night, as to be expected on a weekend in New York City. After already performing three solid setlists, the Biscuits opened up with a bust out “Awol’s Blues,” a song that hasn’t been played in eight years. The show on Saturday night continued to please fans throughout the second set, with one of the highlights being “House Dog Party Favor” into inverted “Confrontation” back into “House Dog.” New Year’s Eve at the Theater at Madison Square Garden was a memorable night of the Disco Biscuits; Not only was the setlist stacked, but it was executed brilliantly. Set one featured the New Year’s Eve countdown, in the fashion of 2009’s countdown medley, and fan satisfaction was present from that point forward, all the way through a third set “Magellan” to the “Once the Fiddler Paid” closer.
With fans still hot under the collar over the Disco Biscuits New Year’s Eve run, there are high expectations for the Colorado shows. The east coast was just given five nights of well- oiled, together, rocking Disco Biscuits, and the Rockies is going to be in for a treat. The Biscuits left quite a few songs unfinished during their NYC run, and with Bisco Inferno being only a few weeks away, they can be expected to show up again in Colorado. “Abraxas” was unfinished on Wednesday night, along with “Little Betty Boop” on Friday. On New Year’s Eve itself, a few tunes were left unfinished, such as “Little Shimmy in a Conga Line” and “Spaga.” For fans who are eager for the synchronicity and energy that was brought to the stage in December, the thought of these unfinished gems (and listening to some soundboard recordings) should be enough to tide oneself over until Bisco Inferno. Whether you were at the shows or not, this New Year’s run is worth owning, and can be found here.
The 2013 Bisco Inferno features special guests each night, such as Future Rock in Boulder and Denver, and Griz and Michael Menert in Broomfield. This is the fourth annual Inferno, but instead of being held at its usual time in May, at Red Rocks Amphitheater, it has been moved up several months and is being spread across Colorado. Lucky for everyone, the return of Bisco Inferno is just in time for all who might be starting to itch for more Biscuits after the most recent New Year’s run. For those who are going to Bisco Inferno from out of state, the shift in date and location is ideal for getting to experience different areas of Colorado, and to squeeze in a day of skiing or boarding. Passes for the January 26th show at 1STBANK Center can be found at The Disco Biscuits official website. See you in the inferno!