The Disco Biscuits began their two-night run in Washington D.C. at the legendary 9:30 Club on Friday (January 12th). The show got 2018 off on the right foot for the band, as they dropped some of their most beloved songs like “Morph Dusseldorf” and impressed fans with tight transitions through inverted versions of “Digital Buddha”, “The Overture”, and “About the Waves.”
The atmosphere in the venue quickly transitioned from immense anticipation to complete awe when the Biscuits opened with an intense, energetic “Shem Rah Boo” sandwich, during which Marc Brownstein showcased his ability to hold together the group. The Biscuits were relentless as they segued seamlessly into one song after the next, with Jon “Barber” Gutwillig dialed in on the guitar and Aron Magner ceaselessly stimulating the senses on keys and synthesizers.
The second set was essentially one comprehensive “Morph Dusseldorf” sandwich with the inverted “Abraxas” being an unquestionable highlight of the set. The entire show was a non-stop immersive dance party, and the band rarely came up for air. The incredible, unceasing segues throughout coupled with the “Bazaar Escape” encore left everyone with their jaws on the floor and minds in the sky.
Tonight (January 13th), Biscuits will be making their debut at The Anthem, D.C.’s newest music venue which is coincidentally owned by the 9:30 Club’s parent company, I.M.P. Productions. If Friday night was any indication of what Biscuits have in store for night two, they are about to break The Anthem in proper and burn down the house.
[Video: The Disco Biscuits]
Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | 9:30 Club | Washington D.C. | 1/12/2018
Set One: Shem Rah Boo > Digital Buddha (inverted) > The Overture (inverted) > Shem Rah Boo, Little Betty Boop > The Champions > Little Betty Boop
Set Two: Morph Dusseldorf > Abraxas (inverted) > Rock Candy > Cyclone > Above the Waves (inverted) > Morph Dusseldorf
Encore: Bazaar Escape
[Photo: Brady Cooling]