Posts Tagged ‘Ghoul Poon’

Song o’ the Week: Ghoul Poon’s “Hell Rides a White Horse”

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Ghoul Poon’s “Hell Rides a White Horse” is one of the 21 songs featured on the just released Halloween compilation, “Do the Fright Thing, Vol. 4,” on Lofi Kabuki Records. Other Nippertown bands featured on the compilation include Swanfeeder, Bleeding Hands, Oddy Gato, Hungry Wives, Kite Person, Black Andy, Severe Severe, Sime Gezus, Contact Kiss, Todd is New Each Moment, Mr. Owl, Christopher Brown, the Grave Surfers, Nursing Home Discoveries, Matthew Carefully and Hollow Bones.

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Five Firsts: Shane Sanchez of Ghoul Poon

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Shane Sanchez

NAME: Shane Sanchez
BAND AFFILIATION: Ghoul Poon
INSTRUMENT: Everything

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … The first record I ever bought was a cassette copy of White Zombie’s “Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head.” It obviously had a huge influence on completely warping my nine-year-old brain in 1995! Still one of my favorites.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … My first concert was Bush and the Jesus Lizard at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 1996! As cool as that makes me sound, I was there for Bush and can’t even remember the Jesus Lizard’s performance. Bummer.

3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … I played percussion in elementary school, mostly the xylophone. However, I had a few keyboards as a kid that I still use in my recordings to this day. Casio-SK1 Nostalgia!

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … I actually started out as a hip-hop musician. I was mostly a beat maker, but I did a bit of lyricism as well. I joined my friends in a lot of open mics in high school and mostly performed an old song of mine called “Solace.”

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … I was in quite a few hip-hop collectives in high school. My first real band was called A Fetish for Ethics. We were a synth punk electro band from Saratoga, and played a lot of shows with the Mathematicians and BEWARE! The Other Head of Science. I provided vocals and synths. Half of that band has since become the righteous Boston-based Birthdays!

Shane Sanchez and Ghoul Poon invade Savannah’s in Albany on Friday night, sharing the stage with BEWARE! The Other Head of Science, Skeletons in the Piano and Severe Severe. Showtime is 8pm, and admission is $7.

Song of the Week: Ghoul Poon’s “Botanica”

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Yes, we’ve featured Saratoga Springs’ enigmatic musical mavericks Ghoul Poon before (check it out here), but we can’t get enough of their lo-fi, DIY, industrial-psychedelic dirges. So here’s “Botanica” from Ghoul Poon’s recent DVD release, “100 Psychic Dreams”:

The song is also included on their new album, “Bastard Sorcerer,” which is available as a free download for a limited time from Lofi Kabuki Records.

And if that’s not enough, you can catch Ghoul Poon in action live at Northern Lights in Clifton Park at 8pm on Thursday, when they share the stage with the Dan Deacon Ensemble and Lightning Bolt. Tix are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

Song Of The Week: Ghoul Poon’s VCR Forest

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Ghoul Poon was just awarded “Best Band Name” in Metroland’s “Best of 2010.” Let’s pile on the honors, shall we?

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