In the upper right of this page is now a “Media” page link where we are uploading a visual history of Ghost House. So far, we have added most of the posters we can still find files for. We’ll be filling in the blanks as we find more on old hard drives. There are some months that there just wasn’t a poster made.
Click one of the thumbnails for a slide view.
Seeing them all in one place still kinda blows our minds.
August 2015 will be our 70th show.
Here is a link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1592297694385064/
We truly appreciate the Green Room and their hosting of us for the last year. Our bartender, Nicole, worked double shifts because she liked our music. The chef, Kevin, made literally the best side salads I have ever had. But the sound system was a crapshoot, and there were times where we got saved by Sir Gee of Five and Dan Craig of OneWub, because without them we would not have had sound at all.
When we heard that Old Nick’s was opening, we contacted them and they were very excited to host us. The sound system is already really good. The owners are actually into our scene (that’s a change from the last year, for sure)! And the potential crossover with live acts is really high, with punk and industrial shows already booked and more to come.
A Thursday night is definitely easier for most of us to deal with than a Wednesday, but there may be times when we get bumped to Friday or Saturday (terrible, I know, right?) and we are really looking forward to that possibility as well.
As with every change there will probably be rough spots and uncertainty, but we absolutely welcome the chance to improve. We hope you will come with us!
Although it’s not really small, Oregon is still sufficiently rural that the second-largest metropolitan area, Eugene, has less than 300,000 people in it. This poses some problems, I think, for those of us in small subcultures. Some of these problems like general unusualness (of the Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice variety) are assuaged by the pervasiveness of media which has the double problem/benefit of popularizing Goth while locking it in to often hilarious, but sometimes pathological and troubling, stereotypes.
Sometimes if the character of the town is right in the first place, it can be welcoming to even the strangest subculture simply because there is a culture of acceptance in place when we arrive (or transition, evolve, adopt, adapt). Although there are many things about hippie culture that drive me up the wall, the groundwork of tolerance that was part of the original ideal of flower power serves us well when we decide which place to call home. It also engenders mutual tolerance when mutually practiced.
As this little night prepares to transition to its third venue I am really grateful that the alternative ethos of those that went before us laid ground for the voodoo lily that is Ghost House to bloom again and again. Watch and listen, for the lilies are rising from the cold ground very early this year!
We have moved to the Green Room at 710 Willamette! Please come join us! No cover, and $2 well drinks. 21+.