w/ Roman Norfleet And The Be Present Art Group
To kick off Mississippi Records 20th Anniversary concert series, it's the world's greatest dance band - ESG for their FIRST AND FINAL SHOW IN PORTLAND EVER!
ESG formed in the South Bronx in 1978. Their unique mix of hip hop and punk has never been replicated, though many have tried. ESG's hit "UFO" is one of the most sampled songs of all time. It cannot be overstated how important this band is.
Even more important than their irreducible originality is the fact that this band will MAKE YOU dance. They are as live as you'll ever hear music.
Start the new year off right with the best party to hit Portland ever. Wear your dancing shoes and come on down....
This is ESG's farewell tour, so snooze and ya lose.
Renee Scroggins (vocals, guitar}, Nfcole Nicholas (vocals, bass), Nicholas Nicholas (vocals, congas, hand percussion), and G7 (drums). Hailing from the Bronx, ESG were formed at the start of Hip-Hop. They became the most sampled of groups ever among their contemporaries such as Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Marley Marl and Grandmaster Flash. Shortly afterwards they were adopted by the underground dance scene. ESG are indeed the only group to play at the opening night of Manchester's legendary Hacienda and the closing nights of New York's equally legendary Paradise Garage. Originally recorded by Factory Records in the UK their first album was produced by Martin Hannett and recorded at the same time as A Certain Ratio's classic To Each album. In the US they released music on New York's underground 99 Records label alongside New York's No Wave groups such as Liquid Liquid, The Bush Tetras and Konk. In the late 1980s they released the telling Sample Credits Don't Pay Our Bills.
ESG have continued to release their own unique music. Their sparse, raw, percussion led sound continues to inspire and influence new generations. ESG have performed internationally to share their creative style of music. ESG's last two albums "Closure" and "What More Can You Take" are currently available at their "Live" events.
The ESG Documentary: "Are You Serious?" The ESG Story Is scheduled for release in May 2023.
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