The Disco Biscuits were back on the road this past weekend with a pair of shows at Showtime At The Drive-In in Frederick, MD. The two shows saw the livetronica pioneers mining their catalog for vintage tracks as well as some recent additions.
Both shows at Showtime began around 6:30 p.m., giving the first set a festival vibe as The Disco Biscuits performed in the sunlight. Friday saw a four-song first set that kicked off with “Little Betty Boop” before segueing into an inverted “Crickets” that ultimately led into a reprise of “Little Betty Boop”, featuring teases of John Scofield‘s “A Go Go”, per Phantasy Tour. The classics kept coming with “Magellan” and finally “Spaga” to close set one.
The nearly seamless second set began with “Mindless Dribble” which begat a series of segues into “Aceetobee” and an inverted “Catalyst”, before The Disco Biscuits began working backward with a reprise of “Aceetobee”, segueing into a “Mindless Dribble” reprise. After the band continued rolling with “Voices Insane”, the first break of set two came prior to the frame-closing “The Overture”. For the encore, The Biscuits returned to the stage and dusted off “On Time” for the song’s first performance in 50 shows since January 26th, 2019.
The Disco Biscuits – Showtime At The Drive-In – Frederick, MD – 4/23/21 – Set One Preview
Saturday once again saw The Disco Biscuits begin the show with a four-song first set, opening up with “Caterpillar”. After transitioning into an exploration of “The Great Abyss”, it came time to reprise “Caterpillar” before guitarist Jon “Barber” Gutwillig tore his way through “4th of July” and a customary “House Dog Party Favor” closed set one.
Between the first and second set, a dense rain rolled through Frederick but that didn’t stop The Biscuits nor their fans from returning for set two. Opening up with “Strobelights and Martinis”, the band curated a party-friendly second set with an appropriate “We Like To Party” prior to an inverted “Confrontation” and a reprise of “Strobelights”. The seamless second set continued on with “Tricycles” following the frame-closing “Spraypaint”. The Disco Biscuits then returned to the stage to encore with the optimistic “Hope” before bidding farewell to Frederick.
The Disco Biscuits – Showtime At The Drive-In – Frederick, MD – 4/24/21 – Set One Preview
Scroll down to check out a gallery of images from both nights of The Disco Biscuits at Showtime At The Drive-In in Frederick, MD over the weekend courtesy of photographer Andrew Blackstein.
Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Showtime At The Drive-In | Frederick, MD | 4/23/21
Set One: Little Betty Boop > Crickets  > Little Betty Boop , Magellan, Spaga
Set Two: Mindless Dribble > Aceetobee > Catalyst  > Aceetobee > Mindless Dribble > Voices Insane, The Overture
Encore: On Time
 With ‘A Go Go’ (John Scofield) teases
Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Showtime At The Drive-In | Frederick, MD | 4/24/21
Set One: Caterpillar > The Great Abyss > Caterpillar, 4th of July > House Dog Party Favor
Set Two: Strobelights and Martinis > We Like To Party > Confrontation  > Strobelights and Martinis > Tricycle > Spraypaint