Two years after selling out The Mercury LoungeSpace Bacon returned to New York City on Saturday with a show at Bowery Ballroom. The rising livetronica act made its grand return to NYC with help from Escaper, who welcomed special guest Luke Bemand (lespecial) for the performance.

Over its two years away from New York City, the Bronx-born quartet Space Bacon continued to raise its profile with shows in Denver, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Last year brought the release of the band’s debut LP, CONE. The 16-track collection saw Space Bacon sporting the endorsement of Anthony Thogmartin (Papadosio) who mastered the album.

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Escaper also utilized its pandemic-induced downtime to bolster its discography with the release of its third, full-length studio album Apotheosis in 2020. While live concerts still remained a rarity going into 2021, the Brooklyn quartet delivered Live at Nublu, culled from the band’s December 27th, 2019 show in New York. For Saturday’s performance, the band welcomed lespecial bassist Luke Bemand to join Escaper’s patented blend of alternative funk meets psych-rock.

Scroll down to check out a gallery of images from Space Bacon and Escaper at New York’s Bowery Ballroom on Saturday courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman. Space Bacon’s next show is on February 26th at XL Live in Pittsburgh, PA, while Escaper is off until July 1st for an appearance at Summer Jam Camp Out in Brunswick, ME. For tickets visit Space Bacon and Escaper’s websites.

Space Bacon – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – 2/5/22