with Habibi

Fri May 10th, 2019


Main Space

Minimum Age: 18+

Doors Open: 6:30PM

Show Time: 7:30PM

Event Ticket: $20 - $25

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Ticketing Policy

This is a general admission, standing room event. All ticket sales are final. No refunds or credits.

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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 night of New York’s equally legendary Paradise Garage. Originally recording for 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, 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 thanks their fans for 40 years of fantastic support.


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Back from a four year hiatus following the release of their quickly out-of-print and sought-after debut on Burger Records, Habibi released the EP ‘Cardamom Garden’ last spring, significantly their first release with lyrics in Farsi. The four-track lead them to performing at the MoMA and Lincoln Center, to touring Asia, Europe and the US, including dates with Real Estate and Allah-Las, and to be praised by NPR, The New Yorker, and Pitchfork who commended its songs for “shedding rigid definitions of what constitutes American music.

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