The Disco Biscuits have found many ways to express themselves. Whether it is through film making, wakeboarding, or an all out musical assault, these guys have many outlets for thier incredible amount of energy. The week of August 21 will be one of the most notable weeks for that expression, as four different side projects take the stage over a two-night period in Philadelphia starting on Wednesday, August 21st. Moshi Moshi Baby, featuring Sam Altman (drums), Aron Magner (keyboards) and Liz Miser (vocals), will be performing on the 21st at 1616, one of the nicest, least known clubs in Philadelphia with an acoustic act from Jon “Barber” Gutwillig to open. Marc Brownstein (bass), Mike Greenfield (drums, The Allyand Mike Vincitorio on guitar (MEATCAMP) will be performing a short set in between Barber acoustic and Moshi Moshi Baby. Tickets will be $10 at the door, which opens at 8:00 PM. This is a 21+ event, and no advance tickets will be available. The club only holds about 500, which is a very intimate setting for any members of The Disco Biscuits in their hometown of Philadelphia. 1616 is conveniently located at 1616 Locust Street in the heart of Philadelphia.

The next night at the Theater of the Living Arts has an equally impressive lineup featuring Electron which features Biscuit’s bassist Marc Brownstein, Tom Mckee (keyboards, Brothers Past), Tom Hamilton (guitar, Brothers Past), and Joe Russo (drums, Fat Mama, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo). McKee and Hamilton add a very unique texture to Brownstein and Russo's bottom layer, making it distinctly an Electron sound. These guys proved themselves last time around on a stormy night in Philadelphia, and are out to claim the TLA as their own. The Cookie Dusters, featuring Jon Gutwillig and members of The Ally will be opening. Mike Greenfield (drums) and Ira "Wolf" Tuton (bass) Round out the Cookie Dusters, taking the jams from trance, to jungle, to reggae, and everything in between. Joe Russo brilliantly drums for both of these bands, and he is not to be missed. All of this occurs in just one night at the TLA on August 22, 2002.

So come one, come all, for two days in a row of Disco Biscuits side projects in the city where it all started. Then follow the madness to Camp Bisco, in Uniondale, Pennsylvania, for the culmination of a tour that is already shaping up to be one of their finest yet.

Dan Berkowitz
JamBase | Philadelphia
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[Published on: 8/6/02]

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