Words by: Lauren McCall | Images by: Kenny Dolan
Re:Creation - Conspirator & M80 Dubstation :: 01.29.10 :: Boulder Theater :: Boulder, CO
The Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder held The Disco Biscuits after show on the second night of a four-night run. With the venue packed by fans hauling from the Bisco show just played at the Fox Theatre, and joined by artists who'd already played at the Boulder Theater, the energy was electric. Add to that a full light show, go-go dancers and lit up hula hoopers, and the crowd was moving all night long.
|Conspirator :: 01.29 :: Boulder, CO|
The show included M80 Dubstation featuring Jon Gutwillig from The Disco Biscuits on laptop, and Conspirator, featuring TDB members Marc Brownstein on bass and Aron Magner on keys and laptop, plus special guest David Murphy of STS9 on guitar, bass and laptop, and local Boulder drummer Lane Shaw of Pnuma Trio.
M80 Dubstation began with an impetuous heavy dubstep influence. A mix of hip hop and filthy electric banger notes, it was easy to tell from Gutwillig's huge smile that he not only enjoys shredding onstage with his fellow Biscuits but, armed with his laptop, he loves to get the crowd jumping wildly all by himself. As the room filled with smoke pouring from the stage, the unique, sexy sound held the crowd's attention from the first note to the last, leaving fans begging for more when it was over. The performance included a now familiar song to close the set, Bisco's "Pimp Blue Rikki," performed as a dub version.
To keep the fire going, Conspirator hit the stage with Lane Shaw and David Murphy. Clearly excited to be playing, Brownstein was all smiles and good vibes. Even though the venue was packed, there was still plenty of room for their ground breaking sound to keep fans dancing and smiling all night, and the band seemed to enjoy the show just as much as the crowd. Performing a range of favorites including "Oname Wa," "Liquid Handcuffs," and "Orch Theme" (a show high point with its huge electronic sound and obvious Biscuits influence) fans were lit up like a pinball machine, bouncing every which way with hands in the air. Halfway through the set, Murphy left the stage and the crowd showed their appreciation with a huge ovation.
Meanwhile, Conspirator continued to run the show with their heavy hitting drops, keeping things driving throughout the whole set. And just when it appeared to be over, Murph jumped back onstage, taking over bass for Brownstein, allowing Brownie to finally live up to his rock star status as he danced and leapt around the stage.
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