This Thursday, June 6, Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past), Tom McKee (Brothers Past), and Joe Russo (Fat Mama, The Cookie Dusters) will take the stage as Electron at the Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia.
The death of Electron seemed inevitable when Brownstein and The Disco Biscuits reunited in the summer of 2000, but those fears were put to rest a couple weeks ago when Electron announced one show to take place at the TLA. After The Disco Biscuits reunited in July of 2000, the scheduled Electron shows went on, with Brownstein in two bands at the same time. Two nights of solid improvisation ensued, centered around some familiar covers and now classic Brownstein songs that are now heavy hitters in The Disco Biscuits repertoire. Electron has set a high standard for itself, as the first two shows were excellent. The same is expected this time around.
The lineup for this Electron outing will be a bit different, with Tom McKee of Brothers Past replacing Aron Magner, and DJ Stitch is not mentioned on the bill. Special guests are pretty much a lock, and excitement is abuzz in both The Disco Biscuits and in Brothers Past’s fan base. This collaboration is going to be very unique and downright nasty (in a good way). I had the pleasure of hearing Joe Russo play drums for the first time this weekend, and he definitely lives up to all the hype that surrounds him as the king of the beat on the East Coast. Tom Hamilton (guitar) with his Electron experience, patience, original tone, and space-like effects will add his own touch to songs that some have grown to love over the past couple years. Tom McKee (keyboards) has his own distinct style that ranges from melodic background synth layers, to crazy electronic effects, to beautiful piano solos. With all the excitement around the return of Electron, and the raw musical talent that is going to be involved this is shaping up to be one hell of an evening. See you all there.
Go See Live Music!
Thursday June 6, 2002
Theatre of Living Arts
334 South Street (between 3rd and 4th)
Tickets: $12 adv/$14 dos