PLEASURES - St. Petersburg, FL
"South Florida quartet Pleasures creates a dark psych/cybernetics hybrid that’s somewhere between Manson Family fever dreams at Spahn Ranch and Blade Runner replicants decaying. Live there's a good amount of NIN/Soft Moon theatrics, the uneasy alliance between humans and machines at the center of it all."
Weedrat - Albuquerque, NM
Angry pop punk from the land of enchantment. Eat Weed Smoke Rats.
Scissor LIft - Santa Fe, NM
Upbeat songs about being unhappy. Experimental pop loops.
8PM // $5-10 Suggested Donation // All Ages
Come on out and celebrate Ghost. being alive for 3 years!!
The Bed Band
(Featuring Mark Ettingoff from Cult Tourist)
(Members of Evening King and Post War Germany)
$5 Suggested Donation for Ghost!
Matron Records presents:
A Deer A Horse / Fox White / Snaggletooth
Wednesday, March 21st @ GHOST
8PM Doors / $5-10 Suggested Donation / All Ages
A Deer A Horse
Rooted in Brooklyn's DIY scene and inspired by the chaos of their city, A Deer A Horse has grown into a relentless touring act over the years, clocking in almost 100 shows in 2017 alone, and garnering a nod by Audiofemme as one of the hardest working touring bands in the US. Formed in 2011 by former college classmates Rebecca Satellite (vocals/guitar) and Angela Phillips (bass/vocals), the band came into its own with the addition of drummer Dylan Teggart in 2015, as the thundering rhythm section began to channel the weight of their lyrical content.
Their 2017 release, Backswimmer, drew praise from the AV Club, which compared the unlikely marriage of doom metal dirges with vocal earworms to "the Melvins turning in a pop song, finding ways to keep a hook running through a song that’s otherwise grim and sludgy." The album captures the band in their most primal form, a collection of songs with pounding rhythms, enormous riffs and inescapable melodies.
A Deer A Horse recently wrapped their new album at Silver Cord Studio, home-base of French metal pioneers, Gojira, and are showing no signs of letting up their heavy touring schedule in 2018.
Fox White hits hard with a combo of metal riffs and punk energy. Local hero Jessie Deluxe leads the attack with acrobatic vocals that effortlessly cycle between elegant and fierce.
"Fast and aggressive with complementary departures into their operatic rock." -Jonny Leather, Mecca Lecca
A brand new project by Santa Fe's own Nathan Smearage!
Dusty Santamaria + Moira Ichiban
Songwriter poet Dusty Santamaria met multimedia artist Moira Ichiban on a full moon night in Portland, Oregon. They quickly fell in love, bowed out of their urban lifestyles, and ran away to form an art
focused rock n roll band in the Southern California desert.
Together, the two delve deep into recesses of the rock n roll psyche. Drawing influence from mid-century R&B, gospel, doo -wop, country, and punk to create minimalist dream songs ablaze with shouts, shudders, and symbolism. Primitive drum beats and swamp water guitars serve as a backdrop for vivid, impressionistic lyrics.
The duo have cut their teeth with DIY tours up and down the West Coast and as far east as New Orleans.Their debut album “Love Under Will” was released in 2017 on their own Voodoo It Yourself label.
Cult Tourist (Santa Fe)
Transformation Music : Santa Fe, NM
Trashcat (Santa Fe)
8:00pm // $5-10 Suggested Donation // All Ages
Free Kittens & Bread
Indie/Punk/Americana tunes based out of Austin, TX.
"A chaotic mix of fuzzy garage pop layered over a solid DK-esque punk rock foundation." -SFReporter.
The Talking Hours
The Talking Hours are Mauricio Paez and Karie Paez. The duo hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico and formed in 2015.
8PM Doors // $5-10 Suggested Donation // All Ages
* * * Moonsong * * *
Psychedelic Pop : Fayetteville, AR
* * * The Timewreckers * * *
Cosmic Alt-Country : Albuquerque, NM
* * * Human Sounds * * *
Michael Chavez, Jaco Foster, and Riley Walker converge to make some sweet sweet sounds : Santa Fe, NM
8:00PM Doors / 8:30PM Music / $5-10 Suggested Donation
- - - The Wires - - -
The Wires features ¾ of the seminal noise-rock band the Late Severa Wires. Launched out of Santa Fe in 2001, The Late Severa Wires has created a new breed of music that can be distinctly known as their own.
The Wires have gone on numerous tours drawing critical acclaim for their unique ability to push the boundaries of their instruments and music.
- - - We Drew Lightning - - -
Michael Smith and Roland Ostheim have been creating music for almost nine years starting with the band Derail. After some changes in lineup, the band pursued its lush sound and started recording "Swimming With Orange" in 2006-07 on High Mayhem Records. Throughout the recording session there was a need to change identities to progress into a new existence. During one of the recordings sessions the studio was struck with lightning during a take on one of the bands integral songs , and We Drew Lightning was born.
We Drew Lightning is propelled by Michael Smith's bombastic drumming, Roland Ostheim's textured guitar work, and now with Aaron Jenks on keyboards adding more dynamics and sonic texture. The band is a culmination of song structures and sonic improvisations in the vein of such influences as Sonic Youth, the Melvins, Pixies, Bardo Pond, etc... too much to name!
Loud, Sensual, Engaging are all words that could describe their sound. We Drew Lightning are a duo of Ruthless Sweethearts that attack with a wall of sound, but bring you back down to earth only to propel you again to another planet.
- - - Bigawatt - - -
Bigawatt is Marisa Demarco (Chicharra), a journalist, musician and event curator in the high desert. Bigawatt is only one person. And sometimes she plays with others.
8pm Doors - - - 8:30pm Music - - - $5-10 Suggested Donation
Matron Records welcomes the ever-talented Rob Lundberg (GRYGRDNS, Jobs, Nestle) back to Santa Fe for a special night on experimental solo sets at Ghost.!
\\ Rob Lundberg // (Madison)
Trance-y solo bass.
\\ Miss Pavlichenko // (Santa Fe)
\\ Scissor Lift // (Santa Fe)
Upbeat songs about being unhappy. Experimental pop loops.
8PM Doors // 8:30PM Music (Sharp) // $5-10 Suggested Donation.
WEEED features a quartet of best friends jammin’ on double drum sets, electric bass, guitar, flute, vocal harmony and ambient live looping. Their blend of heavy psychedelic wildness, trance and improvisation draws influence from musical traditions around the world as well as the sensuous landscape they call home in the Pacific Northwest.
Since 2008, they have produced a number of albums, extensively toured the US and shared the stage with bands such as Acid Mothers Temple, Earth, and Dead Meadow.
Collaborative Relationship between two Humans to form daunting/loud/romantic music. Hailing from NM/AZ. Incorporating Desert-like themes and Heavy landscapes. Influenced by Loud Instrumentation, Ethereal voices, and Harsh noises.
"A chaotic mix of fuzzy garage pop layered over a solid DK-esque punk rock foundation." -SFReporter
$5-10 Suggested Donation // 8PM // All Ages
<<< Poppet >>>
Poppet is the alter-ego of California raised musician Molly Raney. With a background in classical voice, piano, and violin, and an affinity for divadom, Poppet makes fully-orchestrated electro pop for the Age of Sincerity.
Noise for an infinite future.
<<< Rusa >>>
The self proclaimed Progressive Neo-Soul band, Rusa, from Santa Fe, NM has high hopes for the future, including dreams of touring the world with some of their influences. Formed with a shared love for artists like; Hiatus Kaiyote, Snarky Puppy, and Lianne La Havas, Rusa sets out to create music that is distinctively beautiful.
Their combination of catchy riffs, odd time signatures, and soulful vocals have blended to make a truly unique combination that will mesmerize from beginning to end. People who aren’t musicians will find themselves sucked into the groove of their funky sounds and catchy melodies, while others with an understanding of music can delve deeper to explore exotic rhythms and jazzy chord progressions.
<<< Glitter Vomit >>>
Glitter Vomit is music about miscommunication and the tools that make it happen. Cell phones, radio, and recordings of old friends.
8PM // $5-10 Suggested Donation // All Ages
Chicharra releases their second album LET'S PAINT THIS TOWN IN CRATERS on Matron Records!! Three basses, two drummers, lots of guest appearances.
Liłith ::: doom-laced romanticism on the mesas
church fire ::: if all the dead roses in town flashed white with electricity
Mirror Fears ::: Cayce Pollard is a fan
Doors at 8 pm
Music at 9 pm
21+ • $5
@ Launchpad - 618 Central Ave SW - Albuquerque, NM
Artwork by Henry Hutchinson ♥
Free Kittens & Bread was founded as an acoustic solo project in the small town of Princeton, TX inside Chase Spruiell’s unairconditioned shed in the middle of summer. After recording Recluse (2013) he moved to Austin where the full band took shape with bass, guitar (Mark Hawley), and drums. Every show produces high energy punk music mingled with the heart of old folk tunes.
Following the tail end of their Recluse tour, the band released their EP entitled Puppet (2014). The record was met with reviews as “an infectious toe tapping head bobber,” and a “punky folk country mashup that’s hard to beat” (Aimless Skylarking). After the return from their “Somewhere Warmer” winter tour and the following West coast summer tour, the band released their first full length, American Miserablist, on April 1st then immediately set out on a U.S. tour. Their latest single, “Brainless,” has been called an “instant punk classic” (Bearded Punk). The band is currently working on new material, preparing for a tour in early 2017, and they will likely be around until the universe contracts, tearing everything and everyone apart.
We're a two piece out of Santa Fe, NM composed of Chris Raetz and Ben Gerhards. It's not punk, it's not rock, it's not metal, it's not blues...
Free Kittens & Bread / The Hammeritz / Flossy Clouds
Sunday, November 12th
GHOST / 2889 Trades West Rd
$5-10 Suggested Donation
Come celebrate the release of Pigtail Girls with a special show at Ghost! Featuring original artwork for sale by Lindsay Payton and performances by:
Lady Uranium // Scissor Lift // PSIRENS
Pigtail Girls is a dark, feminist fairy tale written by Bucket Siler and illustrated by Lindsay Payton. These two have been toiling for months (years?) to bring this creepy story into the world, and they can't wait to share it with you all!
Copies of the zine will be available for sale at the show; spooky, belated-Halloween vibes abound. Come hang out with us, listen to the haunting tunes, snack, loiter, do your thing.
Behold, a zine baby has been born, and we gather to rejoice!!
$5-10 suggested donation
8pm // all ages
<<< Lady Uranium >>> (Albuquerque)
Dreamwave, hardcore dustpop, experimental pop, demon invoking music.
<<< P S I R E N S >>> (Santa Fe)
PSIRENS is the project of solo vocalist Paris Mancini. Her performance consists of looping percussive bass and many lush vocal melodies while sampling noise and beats. Her sound has been described as "cinematic" and "ethereal." PSIRENS has performed in Latin America, toured extensively across the United States and a touch in eastern Europe. She has released 5 studio albums, 3 live albums and has been actively playing since 2009. She is based out of Brooklyn NY and Santa Fe NM.
<<< SCISSOR LIFT >>> (Santa Fe)
SCISSOR LIFT is the new solo effort by Santa Fe musician and Matron Records founder Eliza Lutz (Future Scars, GRYGRDNS). The project focuses on building rich looping textures to create a dynamic push/pull between Lutz' intense vocal work and finger-style guitar. The project aims to write upbeat songs about being unhappy.