Threadgill’s is another of Austin’s restaurant/music venue combos that always makes for the perfect concert experience. The location on Riverside Dr, also known as Threadgill’s World Headquarters, was the host for the latest performance of the ubiquitous and amazing White Ghost Shivers.
The best description of White Ghost Shivers’ music is probably best taken directly from their Facebook page: “White Ghost Shivers is an eclectic American band based in Austin, Texas. They mix cabaret, jazz, vaudeville, hokum, western swing, hillbilly, jugband and ragtime into a theatrical and infectious good time. They must be seen to be believed. They also win various awards daily.”
White Ghost Shivers is my current local Austin band obsession. I saw them for the first time during New Years Eve when they opened for CAKE. White Ghost Shivers STOLE the show that night, despite CAKE’s awesome performance. I knew that I had to see them again.
Last night marked my fourth time this year seeing WGS live. Cella, Shorty, Smokebreak, and the rest of the band always put on a rowdy and amazing show and at Threadgill’s they made no exception by inviting the Minor Mishap marching band to join them on stage for a showcase of jamming and instrument solos.
The venue has plenty of seating and features a parking lot and garage so you don’t have to worry about paying for parking. Beer prices were very decent at $4 for beer, and they also featured a full bar. My group was able to squeeze a spot by the front stage right next to the dance party that exploded soon after WGS started playing.
For more on Threadgill’s and upcoming shows, visit their website. For more on White Ghost Shivers and to buy their music, visit their website or like them on Facebook to find out about upcoming shows in the Austin area and beyond.