Disco Biscuits unplugged

 It was a cold, rainy April night down in  the depths of the city of brotherly love. For those who caught whim of the acoustic storm of John 'Barbar' Gutwillig about to surface, anxiously made their way to North Star Bar. On any given night,  a Disco Biscuits performance would  involve something of a clyclone spectrum of lights that rotate around the stage and pulsate to  the ear-piercing guitar solos of John Gutwillig  met with an array of synthesized sounds by Aaron Magner on the keys  with the  furious drumming of  of Allen Aucion, which is complemented ever so well by the finger thumping bass riffs of Marc Brownstein.  With nothing on  the dimly lit small wooden planked stage except  a microphone, a stool, a bottle of water, and two acoustic guitars in front of a  huge woven tapestry, I could tell this was not any given night! All expectations were met that evening starting with Gutwillig original 'Barfly' to the humbly replicated cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir,' followed by the epic ballad of 'Hot Air Balloon.' The evening was coming to an end as Barber reappeared on the stage for the encore. The crowd exploded with cheer to the spine tingling chordal progressions of 'Kitchen Mitts', but Barber broke a guitar string before he could finish and furiously threw his guitar towards the wall and exited the stage. The crowd started dissipating outside, but before I could get to the door, a wave of people forced me back to the stage to catch Barber finish where he left off with a freshly strung guitar! Just in time to get my nah, nah nah nahhhs in!!!! Peace and Love...thanks for reading,


Mon 2/11/2008 5:07 PM