In 2004, longtime Disco Biscuits fans were shocked when founding drummer Sam Altman left the band. The parting was amicable, as Altman left to pursue a career in medicine, but the departure left the group without someone keeping time. Just one year later, after a lengthy search, the band revealed that Berklee-graduate Allen Aucoin would be taking over the drumming duties. Aucoin had played with the band intermittently and confirmed his role behind the skins in late 2005. It was sixteen years ago today that Aucoin played his first, full-length show with the Biscuits, and he hasn’t looked back since!

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Thanks to taper Scott Schneider, we can listen to this show at Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, and reflect on Aucoin’s tenure with the beloved band:

The Disco Biscuits – Tower Theater – Upper Darby, PA – 12/28/05

Setlist [via Phantasy Tour]: The Disco Biscuits | Tower Theater | Upper Darby, PA | 12/28/2005

Set One: Wet, House Dog Party Favor, Munchkin Invasion, Camera B, Svenghali

Set Two: Save the Robots > Crickets [1] > Save the Robots, Little Shimmy in a Conga Line, Commercial Amen [2] > Liquid Handcuffs [2], 42

Encore: Barfly


[1] Inverted

[2] FTP (Conspirator)

And as an added bonus, here’s the band’s full performance from the PlayStation Theater in New York, NY from exactly two years ago…

The Disco Biscuits – PlayStation Theater – New York, NY – 12/28/19 [Pro-Shot]

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[Originally published December 28th, 2017]