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Eszter Balint & Stew I Hate Memory

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

April 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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A musical journey through the winsome past of Eszter Balint

Thursday, April 19, 2018 / 7 PM / Free
Friday, May 18, 2018 / 7 PM / Free
Friday, June 22, 2018 / 7 PM / Free

Howl! Happening is pleased to present an evening of songs and stories called I Hate Memory! A wistful travelogue of the winsome past of EB, which brings together two legendary downtown creators, Eszter Balint (The Star) and Stew (The Director). Featuring an anti-cabaret which co-stars the Streets of New York and the Late 20th Century, and which features appearances by family, film and fame, immigration, joy, theater and shame, dance floors, open doors, avant-garde life, papaya ice cream and the Shah of Iran’s wife. A reluctant memoir served on bed of song and dirt, with a punk aperitif and Jimmy Carter for dessert.

Eszter sings and plays guitar and violin, while Stew does the quieter singing and plays guitar, with Vincent Sperrazza on drums and Kato Hideki on bass.

I hate memory
I hate memory
I hate memory
Memory’s a predator

Eszter Balint is a singer-songwriter with three critically-acclaimed solo albums. She grew up as a member of the legendary avant-garde theater company Squat Theatre. She’s had featured roles in films by Jim Jarmusch, Woody Allen, and Steve Buscemi—including a role alongside David Bowie—and has recently starred in a six-episode arc in Season 4 of Louis CK’s TV show Louie. Jon Pareles of The New York Times has said of her work: “Miss Balint has her own film noir sensibility as a songwriter. She slips inside her characters to project their restlessness and longing.”

Singer-songwriter Stew is a founding member of the band The Negro Problem, and a Tony and Obie award-winning playwright and composer (Passing Strange).


April 19, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm