The Disco Biscuits Cover Pink Floyd, Play Fan Submitted Songs On Halloween
The members of the Disco Biscuits played two shows on Halloween. The Disco Biscuits’ proper Halloween gig took place at Charlottesville, VA’s Charlottesville Pavilion and featured a special fan submitted setlist (the group asked for fan submissions via Facebook). The two-set show opened with a first time cover of Pink Floyd’s “One of These Days” and included the rarely played “Moshi Fameus.” The rest of the set mixed road favorites like “Shem-Rah Boo,” “Digital Buddha,” “Confrontation,” “Little Betty Boop” and “I-Man” with newer songs such as “On Time” and “Portal to An Empty Head.” Though there was no group costume this year, Marc Brownstein dressed up as “Marn 316,” a reference to a song of the same name that the bassist released on soundcloud earlier this year.
Later in the night, the members of the Disco Biscuits also played as TractorBeam at the nearby Jefferson Theatre. The Biscuits ran through instrumental versions of “Park Ave.,” “Caterpillar,” “Tempest,” “Mindless Dribble,” “Highwire,” “And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night,” “Caterpillar” and “The Overture.”
The band also hosted a GroupMe contest for the entire weekend. Fans signed up via a special URL on the GroupMe site indicating that they were using their new group to stay in touch on Biscuits Tour. Brownstein conference called the winning group via the GroupMe service for setlist tips before the show and offered each member of the party a VIP upgrade for the night’s show.