IN PHOTOS: Escort Sizzle at CIMMfest
By Katie Karpowicz in Arts & Entertainment on May 4, 2014 7:00PM
"Disco's not dead" is a quip that's used all too often when describing Brooklyn collective Escort. Not only does the band prove the genre is alive and well, it's hip and modern take on soulful dance floor jams makes disco music less dated than it's ever been.
A sizable band is sheer number—Friday night's set at Concord Music Hall saw more than ten members on stage—Escort's live show offers non-stop entertainment. Vocalist Adeline Michele has the beauty and stylish flair of Solange Knowles and the commandeer of Knowles' older sister. Featured members of the band like keyboardist Eugene Cho and guitarist Dan Balls grooves run so deep and tight that it's easy to get lost in the rhythm.
Leave it to CIMMfest, a festival dedicated to illustrating the bond between music and movies, to remind us not only of what a cinematic influence disco has had, but also of how well it still stands on its own.