Last night, The Disco Biscuits opened up the first of four nights for their annual Colorado Bisco Inferno run. At the beginning of each summer, fans near and far travel to see the Biscuits party, generally for multiple nights at Denver’s Ogden Theatre ahead of a Red Rocks Amphitheatre headlining show. This Sunday, The Disco Biscuits have the pleasure of playing one of the country’s favorite open-air amphitheaters, with Spafford and Organ Freeman taking on the opening duties. If last night’s opening show was any indication, fans are in for a very special four nights of music—full of lasers, laughter, and late nights.The Disco Biscuits’ opening set at the Ogden Theatre last night kicked off with a high energy “7-11”, with lighting maestro Johnny R. Goode laying down a concoction of what he does best: lasers and strobe lights (maybe some martinis too). With guitarist Jon “Barber” Guttwillig leading the way on vocals, the four veterans took the jam into deep territory, highlighted by an extended Aron Magner solo on the keys. Up next was a beautiful cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “Home”. The Disco Biscuits did the Brooklyn rockstars justice, letting the bubbly number fizzle into a deep experimental groove, with Allen Aucoin laying down a mean beat behind the kit.A killer “Sweating Bullets” was next, last played over the Biscuits New Year’s Eve run at New York City’s PlayStation Theatre in Times Square. The Philly natives were locked and loaded, dialing things in with their home-away-from-home crowd. With rainbow lasers bouncing and Marc Brownstein’s bass shaking the room, The Disco Biscuits took things deep before dropping into “Bernstein and Chasnoff”. As an amazing first set came to a close, fans got a chance to have a quick breath of fresh air before the jamtronica titans were back for more.Set two picked up right where set one left off, as they opened with a Biscuits favorite, “M.E.M.P.H.I.S.”. The heavy number was a perfect selection to send the night into astral territory, as the rhythm section of Brownstein and Aucoin locked things in. Barber has been playing phenomenally over the past year, and last night was no exception. The guitar wizard brought it all home, before diving into an inverted “Humuhumunukunukuapua’a”.The quartet was feeling extremely loose after destroying Asheville, North Carolina, last weekend. The band’s decision to play a run the weekend prior to Inferno was a wise one, with no rust or dust in clear sight. Up next was “I Feel Love”, a cover of Donna Summers‘ 1977 disco hit, before throwing down an inverted “And The Ladies Were The Rest Of The Night”. Riding a high, set two came to a close with “Pilin’ It Higher”, as Barber laid down some beautiful and patient licks, allowing the jam to evolve into a beast that could not be contained.Following a nearly three-and-a-half-hour throw down, the band came back out to encore “Magellan Reprise”. The Disco Biscuits’ four-night run has just begun, and things are looking good for Memorial Day weekend in colorful Colorado.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO | 5/24/2018Set I: 7-11-> Home (LCD Soundsystem)-> Sweating Bullets, Bernstein & ChasnoffSet II: M.E.M.P.H.I.S.-> Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (inverted)-> I Feel Love-> And the Ladies Were the Rest of the Night (inverted)-> Pilin’ it HigherEncore: Magellan RepriseFull Show Video[Video: The Disco Biscuits]You can view a full gallery of photos from the show below via photographer Andrew Rios.
The Substance of Fire begins performances off-Broadway on April 10. Directed by Trip Cullman and starring Halley Feiffer, the show is scheduled to open on April 27 at Second Stage Theatre. This marks the first New York staging of the Jon Robin Baitz play since its premiere 23 years ago. The Substance of Fire follows the story of a family united by a proud past but facing an uncertain future. Isaac Geldhart, the volatile and brilliant patriarch of his family publishing house, is stubbornly holding on to his place at the head of the company while his three children try to convince him to publish a desperately needed best-seller. Confronted with a changing literary landscape and potential takeover of the company, the Geldhart children must either come to terms with their father and band together or break apart and forfeit the legacy he risked everything to build. View Comments The Substance of Fire Show Closed This production ended its run on May 25, 2014 Additional cast members include Daniel Eric Gold, Carter Hudson, John Noble and Charlayne Woodard. Related Shows