Photo by Jeremy Gordon via Disco Biscuits’ Facebook page
The Disco Biscuits kicked off a two-night run at New Haven, CT’s Westville Music Bowl last night. The show marked the Philadelphia-bred group’s first show in Connecticut since a 2014 appearance at Gathering of the Vibes and their first gig in New Haven proper since a 2001 stop at Toad’s Place.
The performance opened with the group’s well-known take on Men Without Hats’ “Safety Dance” and went on to feature a version of the early favorite “Mr. Don” that was wrapped around the new original “Rocket Science” as well as a run from “Aceetobee” into a cover of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love.” From there, the segment moved back into “Aceetobee” and, finally, a set-closing “Confrontation.”
The Disco Biscuits’ second set opened with the now rare “Sister Judy’s Soul Shack,” which had not been played since December 28, 2017. That number evolved into a completely segued frame that moved into “Helicopters” and “Munchkin Invasion,” then back into “Helicopters” and “Munchkin Invasion,” before ending with a Tractorbeam electronic segment based around the music of Eden. Finally, the Tractorbeam interlude morphed into the end of “Sister Judy’s Soul Shack.” The a standalone encore take on “Naeba,” a tune which was seldom played for for many years, closed the night.
The Disco Biscuits will perform to Westville this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via DiscoBiscuits.net
Friday, June 4, 2021 , Westville Music Bowl, New Haven, CT
Set I: Safety Dance > Mr. Don > Rocket Science > Mr. Don, Aceetobee > I Feel Love > Aceetobee > Confrontation
Set II: Sister Judy’s Soul Shack > Helicopters > Munchkin Invasion > Helicopters > Munchkin Invasion > Tractorbeam Jam > Sister Judy’s Soul Shack