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Photos: Donew8ing anniversary show w/ Phantods, Ghost Shirt, Time & Temperature, Town Monster

Phantods, Ghost Shirt, Time & Temperature, The Town Monster
Kobo Live I Columbus, OH
Feb. 4, 2011


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Donew8ing: Time and Temperature

I’ll let this stream of Cream of the Low Tide explain why having Val Glenn play for us is very special, indeed:

Donew8ing: Ghost Shirt

Ghost Shirt

Touring bands looking to extend tours or fill in gaps between recording albums often will employ the “we’re playing our most popular/critically-acclaimed album front to back” tour concept as it gives fans what they want and beg for. This isn’t something you see too often in a local scene because, let’s face it, there aren’t a whole lot of bands out there making more than one or two records so their catalog of songs is rather shallow.

Ghost Shirt has proven to be one of the more prolific Columbus bands in recent history, writing and recording as if the world might end tomorrow (It’s not, silly. The end of the world isn’t coming until next year so Ghost Shirt still has time to crank out another 50 or 60 songs). So it’s not unusual to hear a hodgepodge of songs, ranging from material from the first album (Domestique) to selections from their 52 singles in 52 weeks project to freshly written, yet-to-be-recorded tracks at any given live show (and, if you haven’t noticed, there are plenty of Ghost Shirt appearances around town).

The Postcard from Hell community, which started out as a meeting place for Uncle Tupelo fans but expanded to all things alt-country/folk-influenced/rural-pop, fell in love with Ghost Shirt’s late 2010 offering, Daniel, and named it one of their top albums of 2010. We’re very lucky – and fortunate – to have the band pulling out the “front-to-back” card for their performance Friday night at the Donew8ing show. This might be the first time Ghost Shirt has played the album in it’s entirety and knowing what fervent songwriters they are, it might be the last time they limit themselves to just this particular batch of songs.

Donew8ing: The Town Monster

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People call bands “ambitious” if they put out a lot of music. The Town Monster certainly does that; the trio released an EP every month of 2010. But the band does a lot more than that, too. The Town Monster made its own Christmas special, animated by singer Nathan Photos. And they also promise to release episodes of “Town Monster TV” throughout 2011 (promo above).

Sometimes they do normal rock-band things, too, like play shows. Catch the head-to-head keyboards of Photos and James Allison, with Matt Grady on drums, at the Donew8ing show Friday night.

More on Donew8ing…

Our eighth anniversary show, Donew8ing, is a week from tomorrow at Kobo (formerly Oldfield’s on High). We’ve got a sweet Reno poster coming soon, but, till then, here’s a few more things to get excited about:

– The first 50 people through the door will receive a free vodka or gin drink, compliments of Watershed Distillery, based right here in Columbus. So come early.

Ghost Shirt will be playing through their album Daniel, from front to back. If you haven’t heard it yet, stream it or buy it for a buck on Bandcamp. Really looking forward to hearing the whole thing live.

We’ll also be recording all the sets to pick out some gems for you guys to have as a Donew8ing keepsake. We’ll keep you posted on that.

See you next Friday, Feb. 4, at 9pm at Kobo for Funky D, Time and Temperature, Ghost Shirt, Phantods and the Town Monster.

Donew8ing: The 8-year anniversary show

This here site turns 8 pretty soon, and to celebrate, we’re having bands play music for you. As a general rule, Donewaiting doesn’t repeat bands on these bills (couple exceptions), so here’s the all-Columbus lineup for the event at Kobo on Feb. 4:

Ghost Shirt
Time & Temperature
The Town Monster

And Mr. Funky D Patton will spin records between bands. Some other cool twists in the works for this show… We’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, peep the event page on Facebook.