Ghosts I've Met

Just as Sparklehorse was the late Mark Linkous and a rotating cast of players, Ghosts I've Met is Sam Watts and whoever's in his orbit at the time. Watts' latest album, From a Spark, sounds a lot like his previous recordings: mellow, twangy, and haunting. Lyrically, however, Spark finds Watts straying from his favorite subjects: drinking whiskey, hitting the road after a night spent drinking whiskey, and screwing up relationships by drinking too much whiskey. Watts recently got sober and penned a record dealing with "weightier issues" which was recorded in a motel room in Lind, a diminutive Eastern Washington town located roughly between nowhere and nowhere that's best known for a demolition derby involving combines instead of cars. Ghosts I've Met's songs match these stark landscapes. Don't expect to smile a lot. With Bright Archer, Jason Dodson. MIKE SEELY

Fri., Nov. 11, 10 p.m., 2011

 
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