Disco Biscuits at the Ogden Theatre, 1/25/13
Eric Gruneisen Disco Biscuits on stage at the Ogden Theatre in Denver.
The second half of the show featured more involved solos and complementary laser effects, but the band also offered more vocals and recognizable versions of their tunes. "Therapy" and "Spacebirdmatingcall" brought rare sing-along moments from the crowd. Those tunes were the bridge to even more involved instrumentals, with Aucoin driving a tempo that steadily increased in speed and intensity. The live rendition of "Sail Away" was another diving board for long, involved instrumental passages.
The intricate solos, tone experiments and light spectacle took the show well past 1 a.m. But the length of the solos and the depth of the experimentation didn't sway the band's loyal cadre of Colorado fans, who packed every corner of the venue. Even the most blitzed dancers on the floor seemed intent on every note.
Eric Gruneisen Disco Biscuits at the Ogden Theatre.
Future Rock offered a straightforward opening set rooted in trance and club music. The trio of drums, keyboards and bass drew heavily on pre-recorded effects and samples for their sound, but the dynamic pleased the Disco Biscuit fans who'd arrived early and crowded the dance floor at around 9 p.m.
Keep reading for Critic's Notebook and photo highlights of Disco Biscuits' show at 1STBANK Center.