For the last time ever, legendary post-punk, post-funk, proto hip-hop, electro, house, no-wave and new wave pioneers, ESG, tour through the Bay Area to play the Great American Music Hall in SF on January 14th. Tune in on Friday, January 13th @ 1PM to hear Nickel Hardaway speak with singer // guitarist, Renee Scroggins, about the band’s last U.S. tour and upcoming new album.
Formed in the South Bronx in 1978 ESG blazed an unparalleled trail as innovators and trend makers in the already boundary-dissolving scene of early 80s NY. Through a series of incredible EPs and LPs they pushed the limits of sonic invention, fun and expectations, as they rose to the forefront of a post-punk and new wave scene that was predominantly dominated by male artists.
Their live shows are the stuff of myth and legend, bringing high levels of dance energy and passion to minimal urgent bass lines and wild poly rhythms. Now in their fifth decade as a band, ESG have to be seen and heard to be believed. If you’ve got ears you’ve got to listen, and do your feet a favor and let them dance the night away in the company of these icons of female dance punk mayhem.