Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

ESG: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Feb 29 2012

They came from the Bronx with a tough style of dance music that blended the take-no-shit attitude of punk with the insistent beat of disco. The group's name was ESG, and in 1980s New York, its sound took the downtown scene by storm. Rubbing shoulders with similarly minded disco-not-disco peers, ESG's playfully aggressive singles "Moody," "UFO," and "Dance" have since become staple sample fodder for generations of house and hip-hop producers. Along the way, its tracks have slipped into the sets of DJs from Larry Levan to James Murphy. With a wild live reputation preceding it, the group has now reformed — with all original members — for one last tour.

About The Author

Derek Opperman

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed
  1. Most Popular


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"