8 Sep 2008
ESG Are Back, To Front 
As first reported on the 99 Records list, legendary New York No-Wavers ESG have reformed almost exactly a year after playing their last gig (in Chicago) and splitting up. More details at myspace.com/esgtheband.

To mark the occasion they play a gig at Andrew W.K.'s new NYC venue Santos Party House on Saturday 13 September 2008.


Santos Party House
100 Lafayette St
New York
NY 10013

Tel: +1 212 343 8088



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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

- extract from the LTM Biting Tongues biography

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