Tucked away in the heart of Bushwick, surrounded by warehouses in every shade of gray, is Cape House – a New England style bar/restaurant nestled on the corner of Knickerbocker and Morgan. If feels like a summer getaway within that little corner of the city and I thought nothing could make it a better place – except for the fact that it recently opened a basement concert venue right below.
I went there for the first time Saturday night to see Brooklyn-based band Adiós Ghost perform. The groovy, psych-rock, four-piece was first recommended to me by a friend this past summer and I knew I had to make the trip out to see them when I finally had the chance. The band released their debut full-length LP, Fade Out With Your Phantoms on April 17th and shortly after set out on tour in support of that album ending with their show Saturday night at Cape House.
Friends of the band and new listeners alike gathered in the dark basement as Adiós Ghost performed songs off their newest album. Front man, and band founder, Ben Sigerson sang the songs as if they were second nature as his lip curled into an Elvis-like flare and his hair danced with his guitar. Jimmy Stull (guitar, banjo, etc) and Ben Sigerson’s chemistry was undeniable throughout the night, always knowing when to play towards each other and give a collective hair flip. Bassist Simon Davenport kept the right side of the stage looking cool as drummer Alex Loew effortlessly held down the beat.
Hearing these songs made me want to hop in a jeep and drive through a desert, hair blowing in the wind. It’s music that’s easy to listen to and also very well put together and full of passion.
I was smart enough to stick around for the band that followed and was introduced to Chicago-based band Devino Niño. Their Latin-influenced hippy rock was just the right vibe to follow Adiós Ghost and they were equally/if not more snarly which made for a great performance.
Adiós Ghost is a band that people should become aware of because I can definitely picture them playing some kind of desert festival and I’d love for that vision to come to fruition, and I feel like they would too.
Article: Merissa Blitz