Punk band La Ghostwith ex-members of East LAs missed So So Soslice through quick but prickly songs like the Undertones, the Saints and the surf-punk bands on Beach Blvd. did before them, and between those three different places in the world in 1979, they find something still beating to feed on. With a guitarist with an admirable command of prime-period Link Wray guitar tone and a singer doing Smith/Hell deadpan, they managed to savage an afternoon crowd at last weeks Party Weirdo, and they left a halo of agitated ions behind them as the last amp tube cooled down. Their three-song EP is, strangely, a little softera little Jesus and Mary Chain, a little Howard DeVotobut they go knives-out live, and somewhere John Peel and Posh Boy both look curiously behind them.
Fri., Nov. 27, 9 p.m., 2009
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