White Ghost Shivers, Possessed By Paul James, and The Ghost Wolves, Thursday Night at Antone’s
I honestly don’t believe I’ve coined a phrase. I just know that great things often come in three’s. This is in reference to me and my “triple bill” addiction. It’s a rewarding experience. That’s when there’s a show going on in town that features not just one or two, but three of my favorite local bands. That’s three times the goodness.
There’s one coming up that’s a whopper, scheduled for Thursday night at Antone’s, 213 W. 5th St. And by the looks of it, it’s already a guaranteed bang-up party for the crazy folk. Brace yourselves for this triple delight:
-The White Ghost Shivers: The only hoodlums I know who can effectively pull off the Charleston with punk rock finesse. This merry band of old-school music lovers knows how to whip up some of the finest stringband music of the ‘20s and ‘30s, early jazz, ragtime, swing, Vaudeville and whatever else they can mix in with the bathtub gin. Guys and gals go nuts when the Shivers lure them to the dance floor. Give a spin to their latest vinyl Nobody Loves You Like We Do on the ol’ victrola.
-Possessed By Paul James: I seem to recall picking my jaw up from the floor with this one. I’d surely testify that songwriter Konrad Wert is possessed, and we are the beneficiaries of his addled mind and fiery soul. This one-man folk storm is mind-blowingly charismatic, going wherever the spirit moves him, and is known for changing his own song lyrics to fit whatever the feeling is at the moment when he’s onstage. Because he can. Brace yourself for the whirlwind.
-The Ghost Wolves: This would be the blues-inspired psych-rock with a touch of fang, giving credence to the duo’s battle cry, “In ya neck!” Rough-edged, high-voltage, and amped up with loads of fuzz to unleash the face-melting. Featuring guitarist Carley Wolf and drummer Jonathan Konya trading off vocals and keeping it noisy.
That’s Thursday at Antone’s. Doors open at 8 p.m. Highly recommended, peeps.