Disco Cookies | Mission Ballroom | 08/04/2022
After delivering an impressive performance at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY last weekend, and hot on the heels of yesterday’s melodic release “Evolve”, only their second studio single in nearly a decade, while celebrating the birthday of beloved bassist and frontman Marc Brownstein , the Disco Cookies descended on Denver with a charismatic and all-encompassing evening at Mile High’s state-of-the-art Mission Ballroom.
The Disco Biscuits wasted no time in setting up, diving straight into a space-themed Mr. Don opener and segueing perfectly into a well-executed Reverse Abraxas. Magner, Allen, Brownie and Jon “The Barber” Gutwillig made it clear they meant absolute business when they debuted at the highly regarded Mission Ballroom. After settling into Abraxas, I quickly followed one of the many highlights of the set, with the end of the classic rock opera Hot Air Balloon, which ended on 3/31/22 HAB from Port Chester. Old-school leaders rejoiced, as the mission came to life with an electrifying conclusion to Hot Air Balloon and balanced gracefully in 7-11.
As many predicted the new track To evolve came next, and needless to say it did not disappoint. In fact, it became a dominant theme throughout the night. While many live debuts can lack substance and overall charisma, Bisco was ready to unleash the new track for the masses. A spin-off track originally from a Tracorbeam set, Aron Magner led the melody into battle, driving a techno-heavy synth backbeat as Brownie and Barber filled in the top.
The intro itself was something to discuss, leaving the crowd unaware they were hearing a new track until they were completely elated. Evolve’s sheer delivery was inspiring, letting fans know that while a track may be new, it can still perform on every level. With the Biscuits firing on all cylinders, Munchkin Invasion (end) > Mr. Don finished the set, ending Port Chester and leaving the Denver crowd in awe.
To evolve continuously throughout the show, the Philadelphia jam band maintained the theme, teasing the new track while diving between a beautiful unfinished 42. It was pure bliss, the moments you cherish as a fan that keep you coming back for Suite. Keyboardist Aron Magner was once again the highlight of these sequences, electrifying the audience before diving into Anthem > Beyond the Waves (reversed) > 7-11, and wrapping up how they started with a huge jam Evolve > 42.
After an already packed night, the Biscuits released The Bridge to open the encore, once again led by Magner, followed by you guessed it, 7-11 and a final dose of fan-favorite helicopters to close the encore. . The energy within the Mission sparkled as the group said goodbye to the first night of the weekend. A top notch venue with some of the scene’s most dedicated fans, with high hopes navigating the second night of what is sure to be an unforgettable race.
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