When: Thu., Jan. 31 2013
stoner rock band from Topeka, Kan. 10 p.m.
Prior to forming the stoner rock outfit Midnight Ghost Train, Steve Moss didn’t know diddly about the Sabbath-inspired genre that first lifted its half-baked head back in the mid-1990s, thanks to Monster Magnet, Fu Manchu, and the late, great Kyuss. “To tell you the truth, I can’t stand stoner rock or metal, but I love our band,” Moss says. The Ghost Train singer-guitarist adds, “I’m a blues guy, but I like to play loud and bang my head.” Moss and company are currently touring in support of their 2012 effort, Buffalo, a walloping collection of bottom-heavy grooves and sonic trips. “I love loud amps, heavy drums, and groovy beats,” Moss says. “Our music just comes out of us the way it does because of how we feel.” If that’s the case, then Steve Moss must feel like an interstellar Viking plundering and pillaging the faraway galaxy of Badassery. Godspeed, Mr. Moss. Godspeed. —Chris Haire