Electron Return With Disco Biscuits Classics, Pink Floyd Covers
The long-dormant Disco Biscuits side-project Electron kicked off a four-show run at Baltimore, MD’s Soundstage last night. Formed during bassist Marc Brownstein’s six-month hiatus from the Disco Biscuits in 2000, the band’s core members included Disco Biscuits keyboardist Aron Magner, Brothers Past/American Babies guitarist Tom Hamilton and Duo/Furthur drummer Joe Russo. The musicians have come together on occasion over the years, most recently for a run of shows in 2008. For their current mini-tour, Lotus drummer Mike Greenfield will replace Russo on drums.
Last night’s show relied almost exclusively on Disco Biscuits songs Brownstein originally wrote for Electron and his other 2000 hiatus project The Maui Project. Those numbers included “Home Again,” “Little Lai,” “Plan B,” “Grass Is Green,” “Shelby Rose,” “Kameole Sands,” “Ladies were the Rest of The Night,” “Floodlights” and “Confrontation.” Like fast Electron songs, they also performed a few Pink Floyd songs: “Fearless,” “Brain Damage” and “Eclipse.” Many of the Brownstein originally are part of the bassist’s “The Chemical Warfare Brigade” rock opera, wich the bassist hints to Jambands.com the band may play at New Haven, CT’s Toad’s Place this Saturday.
Electron will perform at New York’s S.O.B.‘s this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist
Set I: Home Again, Little Lai, Plan B#, Grass Is Green, Shelby Rose
Set II: Floodlights, Fearless*, Kameole Sands > Ladies were the Rest of The Night > Kameole Sands, Confrontation
E: Brain Damage* > Eclipse*
#with“These are a Few of my Favorite Things” teases *Pink Floyd