Thursday, November 21, 2013
Blues rock spinoff project from Ghostland Observatory plays first out-of-town show in Deep Ellum
Catch Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll December 6 at Three Links.
DEEP ELLUM Austin electro band Ghostland Observatory has long maintained an affinity for Dallas. Eccentric duo Aaron Behrens and Thomas Turner headlined the founding Lights All Night concert at Plaza of the Americas in 2010 and have since performed at each installment, even as the festival has grown to multiple days. And they celebrated Halloween in Big D every year since 2009.
If you’re wondering why Ghostland didn’t make an appearance at South Side music complex this October, it’s because the band went on hiatus following Lights All Night 2012.
Lead singer Behrens’ love for Dallas seemingly hasn’t faded, however. Word came Thursday that the first place Behrens is playing on the road with his new project, Aaron Berhens and the Midnight Stroll, is Three Links in Deep Ellum. The band swings through with support from Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, and Leo Rondeau, on Friday, December 6. Tickets are now on sale.
If you’re going, don’t expect to catch Behrens in his signature waist-length braids. The singer cut his hair and seems to be a taking a more mellow stage approach than Ghostland Observatory did, in all its techno beat and laser greatness. According to a press release, Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stoll is “steeped in elements of rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and soul.”
Check out the band’s latest recording below and let us know: Do you like the sound? Or are you living the “sad, sad city” without Ghostland?