Where The Ghost Will Be Tonight: 5/27/18

Motorcade Where Ghost
Photograph by: Jerome Brock

I haven’t published a Where The Ghost Will Be post in awhile. There’s an unfortunate reason for that. You see, The Ghost has not been out and about much in 2018. Why? Illness. Working at the dayjob. Working on Deep Ellum Radio. And just being damn tired. Heck, it’s been over a month since even the last update to the blog. Fortunately, The Ghost’s schedule is starting to clear up, allowing for more time to work on the blog. It also will likely result in The Ghost being out and about at more shows.

Since The Ghost has been to so few concerts this year, it would mean a lot to me to see some friendly faces at Twilite Lounge tonight, as the venue celebrates its five year anniversary. I’ve honestly felt a bit disconnected from the music community, and would like to change that. Come to Twilite tonight, enjoy some of their fine Frozen Irish Coffee, and talk with The Ghost. No, I don’t mean Talk to the Ghost (though that’s alright too); I mean have an honest, face-to-face conversation with yours truly.

But what about the music, you ask? It’s as solid of a lineup as you’d expect for such an anniversary. The music kicks off at 5 PM with Plandroid. I have not seen the band yet, nor have I heard any recordings from the band. Here’s what little I can tell you of the band: first off, it reportedly features the talents of Jason Garner (Deathray Davies), which is already quite a recommendation in and of itself. I’ve also been told by those who have watched Plandroid perform that they put on a great show. I look forward to forming my own opinion tonight.

Speaking of Deathray Davies, the next band on the lineup is Motorcade, featuring the ever-talented John Dufilho. Truth is, this act’s musical resume reads like a Who’s Who of local music: in addition to Dufilho, you have Andrew Huffstetler (Baboon, The Boom Boom Box), James Henderson (Baboon, Legendary Crystal Chandelier), and Jeff Ryan (Pleasant Grove). The tracks from the band’s self-titled debut are as catchy and tight as you would expect from this level of talent.

Finally, Halls of the Machine rounds out the celebratory lineup. The band has its own impressive lineup, featuring both Mike Graff and Michael Jerome (both ex-Course of Empire). The band creates a melodic soundscape that is equal parts moody, dreamy, and entrancing. While The Ghost finds that instrumental bands can be a challenging listen for an extended period of time, what I’ve heard from the band seems quite intriguing. Halls of the Machine may prove to be a fascinating exception to my rule.

So, quick recap for those too lazy to read: Ghost misses y’all, come to Twilite to catch three awesome bands featuring veteran local musicians. That is all.

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