Tickets for Conspirator / Escort in Pittsburgh from ShowClix

Conspirator / Escort

Thu. Nov 14, 2013 at 9:00pm EST
Price: $20.00
17 and over
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Price: $20.00
17 and over
Event Description
with Michael Canton of WYEP's The Soul Show
$15 in advance / $20 day-of-show / 17+ / Doors at 8pm


ABOUT

CONSPIRATOR



As an outlet to further explore electronic music production, Conspirator was formed in 2004 by Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (keyboardist and bassist for The Disco Biscuits), and DJ Omen.

After performing with some of the festival scene's most notable live artists, the band solidified into a 4-piece touring lineup with the additions of Chris Michetti (RAQ), and KJ Sawka(Pendulum) in 2012. Conspirator had a phenomenal rise with the releases of "Unlocked Live from the Georgia Theatre" (April 2012, SCI Fidelity Records), "Unleashed" (Jan 2013) and action-packed tours with groundbreaking performances at venues across the U.S. and festivals such as Ultra, Nocturnal, Electric Forest, Starscape Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, CounterPoint, The Hangout and Bonnaroo.
With utmost experience and mastery of their craft, Conspirator continues though the rest of 2013 with the addition of an undiscovered young phenom, Torch, on the drum throne for the entire 30 city tour. The interplay between all these virtuosos has been nothing short of stellar and the band is anxious to demonstrate the new dynamics on the stage.

Conspirator's "Going Up? Tour" will showcase new, soon to be released tracks that exemplify their heavy, electronically produced core coupled with a skillful and melodic homage to live instrumentation. This high-impact collision creates an all encompassing, energetic spectacle which will no doubt be used to shock their devoted crowds from coast to coast.

ABOUT

ESCORT



ESCORT is big. Literally. Enjoying accolades ranging from the New York Times to Pitchfork, the "disco orchestra" features an incredible cast of musicians including founders/producers Eugene Cho and Dan Balis, and fronted by lead singer Adeline Michle. The band performs in a variety of powerful party line-ups, ranging from a core 5-piece (with Adeline on bass) to a 17-member extravaganza.
Escort burst on to the scene in 2006 with a string of critically acclaimed 12"s that included future classics "Starlight" and "All Through The Night", both DJ staples that get still get plenty of play on dancefloors. As DJs nursed their electro-clash hangover with a seemingly never ending stream of disco edits, Escort stood out, in part, by creating dance music the old fashioned way: with impeccable production, musicianship, and songwriting.

The following several years saw them bring the same uncompromising approach to their live show. In an era where dance music is dominated by samples and computers, Escort took a sprawling ensemble to the stage and developed a reputation as one of New York's most compelling live acts, capable of performing their elaborate recordings note for note. Late last year, Escort released their first taste of the new record: "Cocaine Blues", a loose reinterpretation of the 1976 Dillinger classic that received rave reviews and quickly became an underground sensation, building even more anticipation for what's to come.

Escort's long awaited self-titled debut LP was released January 31, 2012. The entire album is steeped in the venerable tradition of clubland's holy trinity - New York, Chicago, and Detroit - but it seems particularly reminiscent of mutant-pop luminaries such as Kid Creole and the Coconuts and Ian Dury, who somehow managed to translate their sardonic sensibilities to the dance-floor. And by embracing the legacy of these forward-thinking but classic acts, they have yet managed to create something strikingly new.
The LP's opener "Chameleon" is a perfect example: a three-act play about the French serial impostor Frederic Bourdin, set to a beat that's equal parts Thriller and the Tom Tom Club. The tracks, "Make Me Over" and "Why oh Why" seem to explore the lost possibilities of another era, rather than simply trying to re-create it. The 1937 standard "A Sailboat in the Moonlight" is twisted into a lost August Darnell classic. The album also includes the definitive versions of their 12" DJ releases - which have been remixed, remastered, rearranged, and re-recorded specially for the LP - to complete an album with absolutely no filler.

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears recently described Escort as the "best disco you've ever heard." He just might be right.
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Rex Theater 1602 E Carson St
Pittsburgh PA 15203
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