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Spend Saturday Night with This Escort

October 26th, 2012

Guitarist Dan Balis and keyboardist Eugene Cho met at Vassar College and started making house music together under the name Escort about 10 years ago. Initially it was just a studio project, but they sensed they were on to something. And while it’s disco music, it remains contemporary rather than feeling like a throwback. One thing that really sets Escort (above, covering “Dancer”) apart from other dance-music purveyors is the lack of samples and computers in their live shows. Instead, Balis and Cho front a 17-piece band, making them a live act not to miss. So don’t. See them tomorrow at Webster Hall.