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Published: 2011/12/29

The Biscuits Go Old School at Best Buy

The Biscuits kick off the run on Monday

The Disco Biscuits closed their three-night run at New York’s Best Buy Theatre early this morning. In a move that recalled the band’s first New Year’s run at Wetlands on December 29 and 30, 1998, the performance kicked off a 12:30 AM this morning after Phish headlined New York’s Madison Square Garden and stretched until 4 AM. Though the Biscuits played post-Phish shows in their club days, they had not played a post-Phish gig in a number of years (their scheduled post-Phish shows in 2003 were cancelled after guitarist Jon Gutwillig broke his arm).

Nodding to the night’s retro feel, the Disco Biscuits peppered their setlist with a number of old school favorites like “The Very Moon,” “Mulberry’s Dream,” “M.E.M.P.H.I.S,” “And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night,” “Above The Waves” and “House Dog Party Favor.” The band also busted into “My Lady Survives” for the first time since October 31, 1998 at the end of their first set. The classic Biscuit song was reworked as part of “Haleakala Crater” and subsequently dropped from the band’s rotation in the late ‘90s.

The Disco Biscuits’ New Year’s Run will continue at Chicago’s Auditorium Theater tomorrow.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section.


The Disco Biscuits
Best Buy Theater New York, NY

Set I: The Very Moon > Bombs > Mulberry’s Dream* > Humuhumunukunukuapua’a > Confrontation^, My Lady Survives

Set II: M.E.M.P.H.I.S. > And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night1 > Cyclone > Above The Waves* > House Dog Party Favor

Enc: 42

Notes: *Inverted ^Ending only



There are 5 comments associated with this post

rjj December 29, 2011, 17:00:50

above the waves1 – real good song. really needs the 1.

Andrew December 30, 2011, 16:42:18

I was supposed to go that show at wetlands in 98the but got miracled at the Phish show!!!

Tom December 31, 2011, 12:30:28

The Disco Biscuits suck ass.

Will January 3, 2012, 23:38:12

Wow Tom, great stuff, No, Seriously, that is some DEEP insight. I’m really glad you took the time to read an article about a band that you feel “sucks ass”, and then decided to let us all know. I have been so moved by your brilliant analysis.

Fany February 14, 2012, 04:07:05

Yes, I did, auactlly! I saw it in Grocery Outlet a couple weeks ago, but I am a sucker for fresh pumpkin puree. A bit of a pain to make, but I get several pumpkins and make a bunch and freeze it. I think we will be trying these very soon.

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