The Disco Biscuits Debut Grateful Dead Cover At The Capitol Theatre

The tDB Cap concert on Friday also marked Barber's birthday.

By Nate Todd Apr 2, 2022 12:39 pm PDT

The Disco Biscuits continued their three-night run at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Friday, which also marked guitarist Jon “Barber” Gutwillig’s birthday. The quartet went heavy on classics and unveiled a cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Feel Like A Stranger” during the encore.

The Disco Biscuits — bassist Marc Brownstein, guitarist Jon Gutwillig, keyboardist Aron Magner and drummer Allen Aucoin — launched the four-song first frame with the vintage “Nughuffer” ahead of another classic, “Spaga,” which was left unfinished and headed into the relatively new tune “Running Into The Night, debuted in 2019. More vintage tDb emerged from “Running Into The Night” in the form of “Aceetobee” (also unfinished) and a “Rock Candy” closer.

The quartet kicked off the seamless second set with Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell.” Bisco then went inverted on versions of more vintage numbers “Confrontation,” “Crickets” and “Aquatic Ape.” Another old school standard, “Basis For A Day,” wrapped up the classic-heavy set, with all originals being debuted in 2000 or earlier.

tDB returned for a two-song encore beginning with new song, “Friend Like Steve,” unveiled earlier this year. The Disco Biscuits then offered a debut cover of the Grateful Dead’s “Feel Like A Stranger.” While it was a tDB first, the cover dubbed “Feels Like A Stranger” has appeared in the Electron — side project with Brownie and Magner as well as JRAD’s Tom Hamilton and Lotus’s Mike Greenfield — catalog. The Dead tune would close out night two at The Cap.

Setlist (via tDB Facebook)

Set One: Nughuffer, Spaga-> Running into the Night-> Aceetobee-> Rock Candy

Set Two: Run Like Hell-> Confrontation (inverted)-> Crickets (inverted)-> Dub Ape (inverted)-> Basis for a Day

Encore: Friend Like Steve, Feel Like a Stranger[1]

Notes:

[1] – first time played

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