The next iteration of the live show I HATE MEMORY! dir. by Lucy Sexton will be at Joe’s Pub, as part of Under the Radar festival, on Thurs. Jan. 19th, 2023
Check back for tix link soon!


Sept. 15. Saturday with Chris Cochrane, Pat Irwin is sharing this bill with me.

Doors open at 7:30pm,  Suggested Donation $10 at The Owl Music Parlor, Brooklyn NY

Eszter Balint


Eszter is featured in a 9-minute cosmic journey that explores the legendary artist, graffiti writer, hip-hop pioneer, myth-maker, and New York cult icon, RAMMELLZEE.


June 28 Thursday 8pm at Club Passim, Cambridge MA

47 Palmer Street – Cambridge MA
$20/members $18

I Hate Memory!

A wistful travelogue through the winsome past of Eszter Balint

Told in Song

Created by Stew and EB

Starring the streets of NY
Co-starring the late 20th century

I hope you like your meta memoir with a side of reluctance on a bed of song.


Howl! Happening Presents:

An evening of songs
by Eszter Balint and Stew:

June 22 2018 Fri 7P

May 18 2018 Fri 7P

April 19 2018 Thurs 7P


The Streets of New York City

The 20th Century

With featured appearances by:
Joy, lies, crime, family, bellowing, sadness, imagination, bodegas, amnesia, fame, immigration, creating, (and of course that most trusted, loyal friend) shame, shaking rhythms, b&w zombies, Mrs, Hot Stuff, and more

Eszter, singing/guitar/violin
Stew, quieter singing/guitar
Vincent Sperrazza, drums
and Kato Hideki, bass

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

Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project
6 East First Street (between Bowery & 2nd Avenue)
New York, NY 10003
(917) 475-1294
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun, 11–6 PM


Eszter Balint

Friday, January 19th 2017

7:00pm & 8:30pm

Detroit Institute of Arts – Rivera Court – 5200 Woodward Ave – Detroit, MI 48202

I’ll be with a full band including Chris Cochrane on guitar, Kato Hideki on bass, and Brian Wilson on drums.

Eszter Balint

Friday, December 1st 2017

The Bell House – 149 7th St – Brooklyn NY

eszter balint

I’ll be performing Friday December 1st with Shilpa Ray and Bush Tetras on the bill.

I also have the pleasure of performing with Chris Cochrane, Brian Wilson, and Kato Hideki. Doors are open at 8:00pm, show starts at 9:00pm,

get tickets here

Sunday, November 5th 2017

Club 57 – MoMA PS1 – Sunday Sessions

eszter balint

I am thrilled to have been invited to participate in Moma/PS1’s Club 57 and Performance Art in the East Village 1978-1983 exhibit.

In conjunction with Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village, 1978–1983, Sunday Sessions presents a program of film, poetry, performances, discussion, and music rooted in the counterculture synonymous with downtown Manhattan in the 1970s and 1980s.

As part of this event, on Sunday Nov 5th,  I will be performing a short set of new material that relates to the era, with longtime guitarist Chris Cochrane.

Check back soon with the Moma/PS1 page for more details, they’re still  updating info for the many events related to this exhibit. (link is above on the photo).

You can also pick up tickets here.

Saturday, October 7th 2017

The Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn, New York

Eszter Balint & Mary Lorson Perform at The Owl

Join Mary Lorson and myself for an evening of new and old tunes at The Owl Music Parlor in Brooklyn…..see you on October 7th at 8pm.

Thursday, September 7th 2017

Atwood’s Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Dear Boston area friends, another one for you. Thanks Brian Carpenter for making this happen! Joining me will be Chris Cochrane. Can’t wait.

Eszter Balint and Brian Carpenter & The Confessions. Tickets available at

News and Upcoming Shows

Friday, August 25th, 8PM 

McCabe’s Guitar Shop,

Santa Monica, Los Angeles

So excited about this double bill with my talented wonderful smart and funny friend Tammy Faye Starlite.

I’ll be doing my own set and  playing violin with Tammy as Nico.

Sundays in May 2017 at Barbes, Brooklyn, 7p

 I’ll be performing with STEW (of Stew & The Negro Problem, Passing Strange, The Total Bent, Notes of a Native Song, and on and on and on the list of brilliant accomplishments go)

We’ll be performing brand new songs we are collaborating on for a new project. Kids, this is a big deal to me. I hardly ever do collaborations and I can’t believe I’m getting to do it with this dude!


April 22 Sat 2017, Tivoli NY

I’ll be performing at the gorgeous new space Sanctuary upstairs from Murray’s Cafe, in Tivoli NY, 73 Broadway. Doors at 7p, two sets. With my old pal and guitarist extra ultra luxe – Chris Cochrane.

May 19 Friday, 2017 11:30pm at Joe’s Pub 

w/ The Claudettes (they’re oh so fantastische!)  from Chicago

I’ll be doing a short set within their set – or something like that – with a couple of their guys helping me out. Can’t wait.

Tickets and Joe’s Pub info:

Thursdays all through April until May 11, 2017 at 7:30pm

I’m playing violin in brilliant Tammy Faye Starlite’s Nico: Chelsea Girls at Pangea, NY.

In non-concert news:

A Woman A Part – I have a tiny part in this fantastic new independent movie by dir.  Elisabeth Subrin, starring Maggie Siff and Cara Seymour. The film ran at IFC and  is now showing in LA, and critics (and more importantly, people) seem to really like it!  The film also features my song: Here We Are. 

Some past events below:

Once again I”m honored to be accompanying the stupendously stupendous Tammy Faye Starlite on Fridays Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, and Oct. 7, 14, and  28th at 7PM, Pangea, NYC.

With  David Dunton, Richard Feridun, Keith Hartel, and moi.

Holy War 2016: The New Regime



 I’m so happy to be included in this event: On Oct 24th, Monday at The Manhattan Inn in Brooklyn, I’ll be singing some of my songs and helping out other mega talented gals: Dayna Kurtz and Sydney Price. This is part of the event The Hum, a songwriters of a certain gender collaborating series which takes place in October though four Mondays.

All info and tickets here:

Oct 28 Friday, Cambridge at Club Passim I’ll be performing my songs with the one and only Chris Cochrane at The Lamplighter Sessions. This is yet another out of the ordinary event I’ve been invited to partake in with other brilliant songwriters.  What is happening??? So looking forward to this!

On November 13th Sunday I’ll be opening for Adele Bertei – and playing in her insanely effing great band – at Le Poisson Rouge. This is my only full band gig planned in the near future: with Chris Cochrane, Kato Hideki and Brian Wilson.

Nov 30th Wednesday 7pm – Pangea, NYC. Another STEW show, see Oct 13.

More deets on everything soon.eb


UPCOMING SHOWS- I just had a fantastic experience playing at Pangea, where I hope to return. Meanwhile,  I will be performing with Chris Cochrane here in the next few weeks:


w/ Mary Lorson

Thursday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street

I have the wonderful Mary Lorson (of Madder Rose, Saint Rose, The Soubrettes) to thank for the above. Mary and I will be playing a double bill.


Thursday April 14, Time TBD
The Hideout
CIMM Festival
1354 W Wabansia
Please check links closer to date for performance time

Rockford, IL

Fri. April 15 9:30p
Mary’s Place
602 N Madison Street
(815) 962-7944
w/Michael Whyte and JF Gaziano

Thank you Tom Mitchell and also Michael Whyte for making these IL shows happen!

New York

Thursday, April 28 @ 8P

So happy to be playing in Brooklyn’s newest and  loveliest boîte, hope to see you at:

The Owl Music Parlor 

497 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets at:

A fun interview on this topic: David Bowie – by Michael Musto

Oh yes the interview is with moi.

Friday, January 15th 2016: Eszter Balint & Barry Reynolds

Eszter Balint &Barry Reynolds

Eszter Balint

A NY show and a brand new video

Dear Friends,

Two announcements from the land of EB activities. A NY show and a brand new video.

My first show in many months happens next Friday, Dec. 11th at the Living Room and the first official EB music video -truth, my friends, my first one ever! – is being delivered today. More details on the show and video are here

Friday December 11th at The Living Room – Brooklyn

The Living RoomYour Singing Master of Ceremonies STEW – 8:00, 9:45, 11:00
ESZTER BALINT – 8:45 – accompanied by Chris Cochrane (guitar) & Brian Wilson (drums)
More details on the show and the ticket ordering link is here

New Video for “Trouble You Don’t See” from Airless Midnight

Video directed by: Nick Nehez