Roadkill Ghost Choir

Roadkill Ghost Choir

Emerging fully-formed from the desolate heart of Central Florida, Roadkill Ghost Choir make unsettling, powerful American rock, Tom Petty by way of Radiohead and Cormac McCarthy. Set against Kiffy Meyer’s ghostly steel pedal, singer and main songwriter Andrew Shepard triumphantly conjures an allegorical American landscape of drifters, specters and violent saints. Andrew’s brothers Maxx (drums) and Zach (bass) Shepard round out the rhythm section, and Stephen Garza handles lead guitar.

The band released their debut EP ‘Quiet Light’ in 2013 in the midst of a touring run that saw them opening for Band of Horses and 2013 festival slots at New York’s Governor’s Ball, Austin City Limits and Shaky Knees in Atlanta, GA. In January 2014 the band was invited to perform on the David Letterman Show, where they performed standout track “Beggar’s Guild.” Their debut full-length, recorded in Athens, Georgia and in their home studio in Deland, Florida with producer Doug Boehm, will be out later this year. The band will be touring supporting the new album, including stops at Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.

Bike Thief

If Typhoon and The Decemberists were to form a super-band, Bike Thief would be the offspring of that band. Dressed as if they were going to prom, these locals play as if they’ve been together for 20 years." - Zack Perry of

Bike Thief entered the Portland scene in January 2013. Their live shows began in front of a small crowd and have rapidly increased to much larger audiences and premier venues across Portland. Bike Thief brings a sprawling display of eerily knit vocals and sweeping orchestral elements together for a truly powerful live show. Their debut album is slated for a 2014 release and their most current EP can be found at

Balto - In December 2010, Balto came together for the first time to record an album called October's Road – a cycle of folk songs that told the story of a young man's self-imposed Siberian exile. Unforgettable melodies telling stories of endless rail-lines, broken concrete cities, and the lives of two people caught between them. The core of the songs lies in the familiar interplay guitar and vocal, often backed by a number of instruments - mandolin, upright bass, piano, rhodes, drums, banjo, and many others.

The strength of those songs and the musicians playing them was quickly noticed by the online music community and and the New York scene. Just a year and a half later, the band has built a dedicated international following, toured in the US and Canada, been featured by somewhere between 80 and 100 blogs, moved coasts, and recorded Monuments, EP. The EP received rave-reviews, made several blogs' best of the year lists and landed the band a recent print feature in Alternative Press Magazine.

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Roadkill Ghost Choir with Bike Thief, Balto

Wednesday, July 17 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Doug Fir Lounge