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Ghost Town Gospel

- US Oakland, CA Folk / Punk / Acoustic

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Sounds Like: The Devil Makes Three, Tom Waits, .357 String Band, Andrew Jackson Jihad (official), William Elliott Whitmore

Label: Unsigned

Manager: Ghost Town Gospel

Bio: An acoustic folk punk act from the fabled "Ghost Town" warehouse district of Oakland, California, Ghost Town Gospel brings their aggressive brand of graveyard folk to the masses. Like high-energy, foot-stompin' music? Strap on your boots and grab your flask. It's time to dance.

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Just posted most of a FULL BAND set from the tour kickoff show at 50 Mason in December

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Where Did We Get Our Name?
Aug 28, 2012
Well, we live here: http://www.rtbot.net/Ghost_Town,_Oakland,_California And t... [more]
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  • 2013

    Oct 17


    Reno, NV, US | 8:00pm
    Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:00pm

    Details

    Bring your dancing shoes on October 17th! Ghost Town Gospel and Thee Hobo Gobbelins from Oakland, Ca and Reno's Actors Killed Lincoln will be folkin rockin Jub Jub's!

  • 2013

    Oct 13


    Seattle, WA, US | 12:30pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:30pm

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    Bearing acoustic instruments, rowdy singalongs, and whiskey-drenched participatory shenanigans, these acclaimed bay-area bands will be tearing up the West Coast in a spooky, goofy pre-Halloween assault on all that you hold dear. Thee Hobo Gobbelins emerge from the pulsing art vortex of Oakland, Ca., the green-skinned child of punk rock, avant-garde performance art and hobo soul. Drawing on a dizzying array of influences, the band incorporates traditional sounds of Americana and the Old World with the horrors of modernity. Monsters from folklore and fiction wriggle alongside freight-train spirituals and drinking songs. The result is a disturbing haunted house for the ear, a nightmare carnival that is at turns goofy and murderous. Human audiences drink more, dance better, and writhe uncontrollably to goblin beatings- er, beats. Incidentally, audience is the goblin word for “food that screams”.  https://www.facebook.com/hobogobbelins From infamous West Oakland, Ghost Town Gospel brings their aggressive brand of graveyard folk to the masses. Like high-energy, foot-stompin' music? Whiskey? The devil? Strap on your boots and grab your flask. It's time to dance. http://www.ghosttowngospel.com The Mongrel Jews are a Seattle street folk band that has been gracing the city’s stages, street corners and living rooms since 2010. Mixing the down-home Americana of Old Crow Medicine Show with the raucous energy of the Violent Femmes, the acoustic trio puts on a theatrical performance full of caterwauling shout-alongs and dancing ballads. http://themongreljews.com/ Chaotic Noise Marching Corps is a Seattle based renegade marching band that is dedicated to keeping the tradition of music, performance, energy, havok, discipline and sheer stupid fun alive in Seattle’s streets. Founded by committee members and participants of HONK! Fest West as well as other Seattle groups such as Titanium Sporkestra, and Sounders FC Soundwave Band, Chaotic Noise looks to produce high energy shows using a wide variety of musical genres. https://www.facebook.com/ChaoticNoiseMarchingCorps

  • 2013

    Oct 12


    Bremerton, WA, US | 8:00pm

    Bremerton, WA, US
    Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:00pm

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    Bearing acoustic instruments, rowdy singalongs, and whiskey-drenched participatory shenanigans, these acclaimed bay-area bands will be tearing up the West Coast in a spooky, goofy pre-Halloween assault on all that you hold dear. Thee Hobo Gobbelins emerge from the pulsing art vortex of Oakland, Ca., the green-skinned child of punk rock, avant-garde performance art and hobo soul. Drawing on a dizzying array of influences, the band incorporates traditional sounds of Americana and the Old World with the horrors of modernity. Monsters from folklore and fiction wriggle alongside freight-train spirituals and drinking songs. The result is a disturbing haunted house for the ear, a nightmare carnival that is at turns goofy and murderous. Human audiences drink more, dance better, and writhe uncontrollably to goblin beatings- er, beats. Incidentally, audience is the goblin word for “food that screams”.  https://www.facebook.com/hobogobbelins From infamous West Oakland, Ghost Town Gospel brings their aggressive brand of graveyard folk to the masses. Like high-energy, foot-stompin' music? Whiskey? The devil? Strap on your boots and grab your flask. It's time to dance. http://www.ghosttowngospel.com Junk Parlor is where you leave your heart at the door, life is put on hold, and the curtains part to reveal the dreams you’ve never known. Jason Vanderford has played professionally for 7 years with various bands including Mike Zismans Americano Social Club, Clint Bakers New Orleans Jazz Band, Little Charlies Caravan, The Hot Club of San Francisco, Doug Martin's Avatar Ensemble, Sam Miltich Clearwater Hot Club, Seth Ford-Yound Quartet... Partly acoustic, partly electric originals and scrambled versions of gypsy jazz covers and beyond. Leonard Cohen meets the National meets Django meets Jon Spencer meets Tom Waits meets your dusty backyard. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Junk-Parlor/511715562204230

  • 2013

    Oct 10


    Eugene, OR, US | 9:00pm

    Eugene, OR, US
    Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:00pm

    Details

    Bearing acoustic instruments, rowdy singalongs, and whiskey-drenched participatory shenanigans, these acclaimed bay-area bands will be tearing up the West Coast in a spooky, goofy pre-Halloween assault on all that you hold dear. Thee Hobo Gobbelins emerge from the pulsing art vortex of Oakland, Ca., the green-skinned child of punk rock, avant-garde performance art and hobo soul. Drawing on a dizzying array of influences, the band incorporates traditional sounds of Americana and the Old World with the horrors of modernity. Monsters from folklore and fiction wriggle alongside freight-train spirituals and drinking songs. The result is a disturbing haunted house for the ear, a nightmare carnival that is at turns goofy and murderous. Human audiences drink more, dance better, and writhe uncontrollably to goblin beatings- er, beats. Incidentally, audience is the goblin word for “food that screams”.  https://www.facebook.com/hobogobbelins From infamous West Oakland, Ghost Town Gospel brings their aggressive brand of graveyard folk to the masses. Like high-energy, foot-stompin' music? Whiskey? The devil? Strap on your boots and grab your flask. It's time to dance. http://www.ghosttowngospel.com The Cabin Project is an orchestral indie pop band from the Portland whose sound stems from anthemic choruses, three-part harmonies, loop pedals, and string sections. Born in an attic studio lined with Douglas Fir, the band started as a project of Katie Sawicki, a former-folksinger from Brooklyn who became inspired by electric guitars, synthesizers, effect pedals, and drum machines. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Sawicki teamed up with bassist Adam Sweeney, who adds fuzz and rotary effects to the mix, and Zanny Geffel, an orchestral drummer, rooted in jazz and percussion, with a preponderance for onstage mayhem. https://www.facebook.com/thecabinproject

  • 2013

    Oct 9


    Medford, OR, US | 8:00pm

    Medford, OR, US
    Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:00pm
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  • Adam Nicholson (Artist) Adam Nicholson
    Good blend of genres really works well truly haunting melodies with some fine musicianship!
  • County Road 440 (Artist) County Road 440
    enjoyed " The Crow and the Sparrow ".
  • KC Daleigh (Artist) KC Daleigh
    I always enjoy listening in to the really great music here. I love your song THE CROW AND THE SPARROW. Love all the strings, especially the banjo and violin work on th...
  • egon erger (Artist) egon erger
    really enjoyed the listen to the remarkable „drown me in bourbon“. very well done. best wishes and success, egon erger
  • Raylene Waye (Artist) Raylene Waye
    hey guys, stopping by to enjoy your talent today and send greetings from Sydney!
  • Mike Vinson - Americana (Artist) Mike Vinson - Americana
    Enjoyed listening to "Drown Me in Bourbon". Love your instrumentals. You have a great sound and I wish you much success.
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Q: Hey, I remembered seeing you guys play in the streets of Berkeley a while back, but I was the only one of my friends who got a sticker. Is there any way I can get them some too?
A: Yes, we have stickers left, as well as other merchandise for sale at any of our shows. Email us at ghosttowngospel@gmail.com for info on ordering. Cheers!

Asked by Kevin Yi. Answered on Wed Dec 04 2013

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