Roadkill Ghost Choir at Double Door

Deland, Florida based Roadkill Ghost Choir rolled through Chicago bringing their southern blues rock to the Double Door. The band is made up of brothers Andrew, Max and Zach with their friends Kiffy, Joey and Stephen. The six filled the small stage at the Double Door bringing along a small arsenal of alt-country WMDs like the pedal steel, keyboards, a few extended jams and, of course, a banjo. It’s only a matter of time before one of them learns the harmonica and everything I love will come together in one band. I might even end up getting my first boner at a concert.*

To say I liked the show would be an understatement but all it did was make me want more. The set seemed to end just as the jams started to roll. I guess this will happen when you’re the opening act for a band the crowd was definitely looking forward to seeing (Caveman). I, for one, wanted more Roadkill Ghost Choir and more of that steel pedal, and more of that banjo, and a lot more of the psychedelic blues they were dishing up. Here’s hoping this was just a quick tour to test out some new songs before the release of their first full length album followed by a headlining tour with a proper set. Here’s to hoping.

*Not true. I totally had a boner at a Mighty Mighty Bosstones concert in 1996.

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