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Escort and Rub 'N' Tug @ PS1 August 12th, 2006

It's already August and I hadn't made my annual pilgrimmage to a PS1 Warm Up yet. Missed a couple good ones already (Todd Terje, Body and Soul, A Guy Called Gerald), but no matter. We got there early to beat the lines and ended up with too much time on our hands, so after a few beers and some barbecue we returned to the opening strains of Rub-'N'-Tug's set. They started the day with a good hour of fast, banging house, surprising, as they're known champions of the weirder side of disco.

Live band Escort came on around 5pm, didn't know what to expect really. Top notch cover of Belle Epoque's "Miss Broadway". Sort of like a funkier Kudu without the borrowed Rent schtick and tired boho signifiers. Escort's Myspace, here they are below:

Thomas Bullock of Rub-'N'-Tug above. Rub 'N' Tug pulled out the spacey shit for the latter half of the evening. Still kept the BPMs high enough to bounce around to, whipping the crowd into a froth every now and again. Nothing from their recent mix rumored to be entirely comprised of 45s played at 33rpm, sample below:

Rub 'N' Tug - Sea Men
**Buy Rub 'N' Tug's Better With A Spoonful Of Leather CD**