Skydog Gypsy Reunites After Over a Decade to Pay Tribute to Edmund Pharo All Original Members, Allen Aucoin of The Disco Biscuits on Drums

Article Contributed by Derek Haviland | Published on Thursday, February 29, 2024

After more than a decade, Skydog Gypsy, featuring The Disco Biscuits’ Allen Aucoin on drums, alongside Dean Tovey on guitar, Aaron Goldberg on bass, and Josh Becker on keys, is set to reunite on stage. The special reunion concert, marking their first performance together since 2012, will take place on March 2 at Aisle 5 in Atlanta to honor the memory of the late Edmund (Eddie) Pharo. Proceeds from the show, as well as sales from a limited edition commemorative poster, will support Pharo’s family.

The event starts at 8:00 PM with an opening set from turntablist GLYFIKS, who shares a musical connection with Aucoin through their collaboration in DrFameus. Matt Rand was a close friend of Pharo’s, and organized the event with help from his wife Kristen (Mastalski-Rand).

Rand commented on the significance of Skydog Gypsy in their community: "Skydog (Gypsy) wasn’t  just a band; it was a cornerstone of our scene, back long before Allen (Aucoin) joined The Biscuits. Eddie, myself and many others joining us on Mar. 2 started going to their shows in Athens, then eventually going on the road with them all the way out to Colorado. They hold a special place in our hearts, and I can’t think of a better way to honor Eddie’s memory.”

Skydog Gypsy coins their style ‘original, funkadelic rock band’ that’s not afraid to jam. The quartet originally hails from Columbus, but now claims home in Colorado, Georgia, and Alabama as the members have spread throughout the country.

Aisle 5 is located at 1123 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA. This event is all ages; tickets are available online at