Disco Biscuits Honor 1999 Irving Plaza Debut In 2014

Outside of rock operas and full album performances, jam acts generally abide by the "never play the same setlist twice" rule. Last night The Disco Biscuits made an exception to that "rule" for the first night of their three-show run at Irving Plaza in New York City by reeling off nearly the same exact setlist used at the band's debut at the venue on December 4, 1999. Talk about a Throwback Thursday!

[Photo by Andrew Blackstein]

As jam fans know, the setlist never tells the whole story and though the quartet played the songs in the same sequence as that fateful night in 1999, the improv was most certainly different. Back in '99 Sammy Altman was behind the kit, while Allen Aucoin holds down the drum role these days. Yet, the Irving '14 opener was a nice throwback to one of the most acclaimed years in the band's history. There was one exception to the setlists between the Irving debut in 1999 and last night's show - while the second set of the '99 performance ended with "Magellan" > "Bazaar Escape" > "Magellan," the Biscuits didn't return to "Magellan" from "Bazaar Escape" on Thursday night.

Here's the setlist from last night's show:

Set One: Spaga > The Very Moon > Plan B, Little Lai

Set Two: House Dog Party Favor, I-Man (w/ Shem Rah Boo teases) > Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairies > I-Man > Spaga, Magellan > Bazaar Escape

Encore: Jigsaw Earth

Take a listen to an audio recording of December 4, 1999:

 

[Published on: 6/13/14]

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