VIA 2016 Showcase: ESG, Empress Of, Negative Gemin

Fri. Oct 7, 2016 at 9:00pm EDT
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A rare and unforgettable night with post-punk legends ESG and rising stars driving the next wave of hybrid pop music. Visual Artists tba, in partnership with CMU Drama - Video & Media Design program.

ESG (Atlanta/South Bronx)

Even if you don't think you know ESG, you know ESG. One of the most influential and most-sampled post-punk bands of all time, VIA will be ESG's Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania debut. Combining pop, punk, funk and new wave, the Scroggins sisters are legends who have deeply influenced music of every genre over the last 3 decades..


At 25 years old, the Honduran-American artist Lorely Rodriguez has single handedly written, produced, and recorded 3 masterful electronic pop albums that discuss togetherness, solitude, catcalling, privilege, and ultimately, personal independence. Uniting a desire to belong while still acknowledging her roots in a Spanish-speaking culture, songs are often release in both Spanish & English.. “It’s really important to me to connect with my roots, even in the really simple way of language.”

NEGATIVE GEMINI (Brooklyn/Richmond)

Future-future-pop star, the Virginia native makes a genre-spanning blend of ’90s techno and heady modern electronica: a little Chicago, a little Detroit, and a whole lot of Brooklyn. But unlike many of her contemporaries, Negative Gemini conveys her personality and experiences through vocals and lyrics, not just tight production.

GHOST COP (Brookltn)

GHOST COP thinks the dystopia you dreamt of in the celluloid past is upon us. They find clanging resonances in the alleys of the mind. They want to hang with Egyptian Lover and his 808. They've internalized the fiction of William Gibson. They appreciate lesser loved drum machines. Are proponents of hardware based digital synthesis. Enjoy a good light show. GHOST COP is Lucy Swope and Sean Dack.


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Ace Hotel Pittsburgh 120 South Whitfield Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15206