The Disco Biscuits | 04.24 | Atlantic City

Words by: Lauren McCall | Images by: Kenny Dolan

The Disco Biscuits :: 04.24.10 :: House of Blues :: Atlantic City, NJ

The Disco Biscuits :: 04.24.10 :: New Jersey
Returning for a much-anticipated showdown in South Jersey's Atlantic City, The Disco Biscuits performed at the House of Blues last Saturday night. Opening the show was The New Deal, who got fans warmed up with a set of high-energy electro jams, setting a positive mood for the night.

With Jon Gutwillig still on the sidelines due to a broken wrist, the Biscuits' show featured guitarists Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past, American Babies) and Chris Michetti (RAQ). Playing for a packed venue, the first set opened up with a strong version of "Frog Legs" that got the crowd going early. Fan favorite "Shelby Rose" took a while to get off the ground but held up nicely and went into "Down to the Bottom," creating a dance party with Barber singing onstage. Keeping the pace upbeat, "Down to the Bottom" led into "You and I," a song off the new album Planet Anthem (JamBase review). The high point of the first set was the segue into "Run Like Hell," which led back into "Down to The Bottom" to finish the first half of the show.

Set two began with "Uber Glue" and "Pimp Blue Rikkis," a dark, electronic rap song. Things finally picked up with a "Spraypaint" sing-along into an inverted "Great Abyss," the first since Camp Bisco '06. The jamming continued into "Confrontation" with an "Abyss" fake out. "Caterpillar" had a very nice, tight jam - nothing too special but always fun to dance to - and eventually led back to "Spraypaint" to end the second set.

The encore began with "Jamillia" and segued into a cover of The Who's Tommy gem "We're Not Gonna Take It." Even without Jon Gutwillig on guitar, the Biscuits still managed to play an amazing show and keep the fans satisfied. Hopefully the band will be back in full action for a third year in Atlantic City, where you can win a jackpot right after the show or during set break!

The Disco Biscuits :: 04.24.10 :: House of Blues :: Atlantic City, NJ
Set I: Frog Legs(1), Shelby Rose, Down To The Bottom > You and I > Run Like Hell (2) > Down To The Bottom
Set II: Uber Glue, Pimp Blue Rikkis, Spraypaint > The Great Abyss (3) > Confrontation (3) (4) > Caterpillar (2) > Spraypaint
E: Jamillia > We're Not Gonna Take It
1 Perfume version
2 unfinished
3 inverted
4 with "The Great Abyss" fake-out

Setlist courtesy of Phantasytour.com.

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