Sunday, November 29, 2015

Tomorrow: Escort comes to Philadelphia

Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort have been dubbed NYC's best live band by both The New York Post and Time Out New York-a title that doesn't come easily in America's most musical city.

Tomorrow: Escort comes to Philadelphia

Escort performs at Montreal International Jazz Festival. (Photo via Facebook)
Escort performs at Montreal International Jazz Festival. (Photo via Facebook)

Brooklyn disco orchestra Escort have been dubbed NYC’s best live band by both The New York Post and Time Out New York—a title that doesn’t come easily in America’s most musical city. But then again, Escort are not your typical band.

A 17-piece monolith, complete with brass, strings, and sultry back-up singers, Escort rile crowds with their insanely danceable, high-energy tunes, which recast ‘70s-style disco with a modern bent. Formed in the early aughts as a recording project for Vassar students Dan Balis and Eugene Cho, Escort first turned heads with a stream of successful singles, before amassing a live band in 2006. Since then, their live concerts have become the stuff of legends, channeling Saturday Night Fever and Studio 54 with their fun, feverish tunes. Before you go: stream vampy new single “Cabaret,” and polish your dancing shoes. Plus arrive early for openers/co-headliners JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, whose vintage-inspired, boogie-down jamz are guaranteed to have your toes tapping.

8:00 at the TLA, 334 South St., $15. Tickets available here. Music Blogger
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Encompassing the sounds and beats of the city, we're here to turn you on to the local notables and under-the-radar artists, while showing you more of the bands and hot spots you already know and love.

Kate Bracaglia Music Blogger
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter