The Ghost Wolves Play Tuesday Night at The Continental Club
Apparently, “face-melting” (as the expression goes) is a good sign in rock ‘n’ roll. You need to see to it that your audiences’ faces are most appropriately melted off from all the ruthless rock. Awesome. In that very realm, we now have The Ghost Wolves making their mark, and they will surely not disappoint you.
Formed in 2010, the Austin-based duo features guitarist Carley Wolf and drummer Jonathan Konya trading off vocals. They both bring a lot to the table; Konya has worked with hardcore-punk guitarist Greg Ginn (Black Flag), steel guitar master Junior Brown, fiddler Warren Hood, Austin band The Happen-Ins, and a band he helped form, the now-defunct Belleville Outfit. Wolf, a songwriter, classically-trained guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, performed internationally with San Francisco-based folk band The Crooked Jades and rockabilly artist Johnny Falstaff.
However, while they each have their own impressive musical resumes, together they are an otherworldly presence. Their specialty is gritty garage rock blues with a dash of old-school rockabilly and glam, packed with noisy fuzz and amplified riffs.
Make time to catch The Ghost Wolves at their late show Tuesday night at midnight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave. Alejandro Escovedo plays at 10 p.m., and there’s music to be had in The Continental Club’s upstairs gallery, with James McMurtry at 8:30 p.m., and jazz trumpeter Ephraim Owens at 10:30 p.m.