August 28. 2009 - Bend Bulletin.

Ghostwriter plays folk-punk at the Moon

Austin, Texas, is one of the country’s very best music cities. The Dalles is not. No offense to The Dalles.

But in the case of Ghostwriter, chalk up a victory for The Dalles over the much-too-hot capital of Texas.

Ghostwriter was born Steve Schecter, but you won’t see Steve Saturday night at Silver Moon. You’ll see Ghostwriter, the self-proclaimed “original folk-punk troubadour” who plays ultra-minimal, backwoods folk music that sounds like the feral child of Tom Waits and Johnny Cash fronting a trash-blues band as grimy as the bathroom at some bar in Austin (or The Dalles, probably) at 2 a.m.

Ghostwriter, with We Are Brontosaurus ; 9 p.m. Saturday; $5; Silver Moon Brewing & Taproom, 24 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend.

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