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Thursday, April 5, 2007

Social Ghost Society News

posted by on April 5 at 13:07 PM

The Social Ghost Society is a couple of kids (mostly Vera kids, which is how I know them—I sit on the board of Vera) who run excellent shows at Artworks and sometimes in other venues. They also run Artworks’ Ursa Minor buy/barter/ask nicely store, whose profits they are using to buy a PA for the space. They are amazing people who are working really hard to make their own community vibrant, and they are doing an excellent job.

So here’s the news with them:

First of all, due to a snafu, the show they are putting on at Artworks this week was incorrectly listed in the calendar as being at the S.S. Marie Antoinette. NOT TRUE! Here is the show, along with the blurb we wrote about it:


Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound

the Holy Curtain

(and guests)

Live | 8 pm, all ages

One of the forefront bands in a tremendously tight-knit and fertile young scene centered in L.A. County’s Inland Empire, Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound make music that exists on the perpetual frontier of maximum rock epicness. Hosting three guitarists and vocals from nearly all members, JMTSS emit the impression of one hulking musical organism, adept at both Morricone/OK Computer–style grandeur and the sort of skin-crawling psychedelic undercurrents that only the City of Angels can produce. Tourmates and fellow I.E. scenemakers Holy Curtain cut a more arch row. They deliver rhythmically palpitating art punk overlayed with a deeply wine-stained, Nick Cave–esque sensibility. A tiny capsule of what their vibrant, growing scene has to offer, these dudes should bring the drama in spades. SAM MICKENS

Also, there are two bands made up of Social Ghost Society members, and they are both very good.
Paper Whale is three little hippie girls making folk music that is much more happy and fun than your average downer business.
Talbot Tagora are Unwound redux with a bitchin’ drummer and abounding dissonance.
Check ‘em out!

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Talbot Tagora is probably my favorite band in Seattle right now. And those kids in SGS are some of my favorite people in Seattle right now.

Posted by Benji | April 6, 2007 12:17 AM

name drop, name drop, name drop. didn't you used to fry taters for a living? you were just as annoying then.

Posted by hmmm | April 6, 2007 1:18 PM

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