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Published: 2013/05/09

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 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


There are 5 comments associated with this post

powerfulpills May 9, 2013, 13:11:11

do you guys ever read your articles before you publish them?

MarZaPhiGar May 9, 2013, 16:48:30

Bravo, Pills. Brevity is indeed the soul of wit.

aron magner of aron magner presents aron magner's the disco biscuits May 9, 2013, 18:02:12

take two seconds to read over your articles before you post them to the internet. jesus christ this article reads like a nursery school kid wrote it. you can’t even spell.

Dr. Mantis Toboggan May 10, 2013, 09:17:02

Can’t wait to see them tonight at The Note

wetlands 98 January 10, 2015, 12:04:45

the only mistakes I see are kamaole spelled wrong and “these are a few of my favorite things” is actually just titled “My Favorite Things” You guys are dicks. And here I am, too.

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