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. Their sound was unbelievably tight, playing upbeat indie-rock dance songs that when I closed my eyes I could envision hearing on 94/7. During the set I noticed the songs held a dreamlike quality, along with a drum that tromped along through the show, guiding the rhythm into something everybody could dance to."
-Zack Perry of

Yes, like the dog. Balto is also a psychedelic Americana band from Portland, Oregon. Following an ill-fated six-month stint as a copy editor and telemarketer in Moscow, Russia, guitarist and songwriter Dan Sheron lost his marbles and went to Siberia, where he wrote a cycle of songs describing the life he’d decided to leave behind. That winter (2010), Balto laid those songs on its first record, October’s Road, in a single blustery day in a Brooklyn basement and went on to tour the United States for the first time.

Following a move to Portland, Oregon, the band released 2012’s follow-up, Monuments, and hit the road again, touring up and down the East and West Coasts and doing a couple, one-off performances in Central Asia.

Balto solidified its line-up in 2014 as a rag-tag five-piece rock’n’roll band – electric guitars and Hammond organs, chiming acoustic guitars and the occasional Bonzo flourish, all held down by a retired fighter with a deep admiration for James Jamerson. Balto, throwing TVs out of motel windows since 2010.

$8.00 - $10.00


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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