First/Last-Round Black Ghosts

June 28, 2013

“The term “Round Black Ghosts” is a quoted reference to the pre-Depression 78 records. Rediscovered in 1950’s, they started a musical revolution that influenced everything we can call “Rock n’ Roll” today. The music out of this period was pure; without artifice. This notion is what Round Black Ghosts, the band, is focused on. Playing in the Pittsburgh/ North East music scene for the past decade, in various bands, we have come to the realization that music is part of our lives. We must always be in the process of writing, recording and delivering our product to an audience. Our sound is a meld of Alternative, Indie, and Rock influences, yet manages a unique quality. Our live shows possess a high level of energy to compliment the dynamics of the songs. Most importantly we have fun doing it.”

Check out the band on Facebook, BandCamp and MySpace. I love this band! They are hosting a “Three Hour Tour” this Sunday with good friends of the blog Chet Vincent & The Big Bend, Grand Piano, Josh Verbanets and Shelf Life String Band along for the ride. Talk about fun! I want to thank my man songwriter Aaron Shafer (Guitars/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • “Led Zeppelin IV”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • The Avett Brothers, “The Carpenter”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Radiohead, “The Bends”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Fleet Foxes, “Helplessness Blues”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Aerosmith, Star Lake…’90 or ‘91. Wait, it had to be ‘92, I drove.
  • Last concert?
  • Cold War Kids. Wanted to see The National but had band practice.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Tome Petty and CSN at Darien Lake in 2010.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Cake at Stage AE. They started making fun of Pittsburgh. The band seemed choreographed and fake.
  • Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I love how you can walk or ride a bike to any part of the city, day or night.

Thanks, Aaron. I am sooo looking forward to this trip, man. What a fantastic line-up!