Disco Biscuits @ Best Buy Theater, December 27
Photos and Words: Andrew Scott Blackstein
The Disco Biscuits started their five-night New York City run in fine form on Wednesday night by ending the opening show with a huge Save The Robots> Crickets> Save The Robots. Fans were buzzing about how tight they sounded (especially drummer Allen Aucoin). Friday’s second gig of the run, saw the Philadelphia-based band revive The Bridge as the show opened with a welcomed treat. As the crowd worked its way into the Best Buy Theater, Jon “The Barber” Gutwillig led his band mates through an energetic Vassillios that showed off his classical guitar skills. Having moved into a thunderous Bombs, notes of other songs could be heard before bassist Marc Brownstein slammed into Run Like Hell.
[All Photos by Andrew Scott Blackstein]
By this point it was evident to most that the Biscuits were not only playing well, but were far outdoing their recent vacation down to Mexico for Mayan Holidaze. As Gutwillig played note after note in what seemed like a ferocious pace, the NYC fans were treated to an above average first set. The sequence of the night, an extraordinary Astronaut> Helicopters > Astronaut segment was a true, 30-minute improvisational masterpiece. If this show was any indicator of what’s to come, fans better get their popcorn for the final shows of the run.
Set One: The Bridge, Vasillios > Bombs > Run Like Hell * > Hot Air Balloon** (end)
Set Two: Astronaut (sita jam) > Helicopters* > (sita) Astronaut > Shelby Rose > The City > Shelby Rose, I Remember When, Morph Dusseldorf
Encore: Home Again
Here’s a full gallery of Andrew’s photos from tDB @ Best Buy…