The Biscuits’ Progressions
Dubbing their New Years Eve run Progressions, The Disco Biscuits retraced their Philadelphia evolution from December 29-31, performing at the Theatre of the Living Arts (where the group celebrated New Years Eve in 1999), the Electric Factory (the venue at which the group hosted its New Years festivities in 2001 and 2002), and The Tweeter Center (the largest indoor room the quartet has headlined). Each night the group offered a number of rare songs, including a covers of the Yuletide anthems Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies and Joy to the World on December 29. As he did at Camp Bisco, DJ Simon Posford appeared with the group on his own Gamma Goblins on December 30, as well as the Disco Biscuits’ Voices Insane, and joined in on ‘42’ the next night [Editor’s note: to hear Posfords Camp Bisco set, please download the current episode of Relixs Cold Turkey. After segueing out of Posfords set, the Biscuits used a medley of the two numbers as the bedrock for their second set.
The Biscuits’ New Years Eve show at Camden, NJs Tweeter Center featured a number of Posfords rave projects, including Shpongle, Hallucinogen, and Younger Brother. In a recent site interview, Marc Brownstein hinted that the groups new drummer, Allen Aucoin, had learned the entire Disco Biscuits repertoire and, indeed, on New Years Eve the band took the opportunity to perform Truckers Choice for the first time since 2003. The group opened its second set shortly before midnight with a first time cover of the Beastie Boys Paul Revere, before leading a New Years countdown during its Bazaar Escape. The number then segued into a cover of the Whos See Me, Feel Me. Keller Williams also offered an opening set, jetting in from support spots on the previous evenings in Colorado alongside Yonder Mountain String Band and Chicago with Umphreys McGee.