Posted in music | tour dates on October 27, 2011

by BBG

Wesley Eisold (left) with his current project...
Cold Cave at Bowery Ballroom (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Wes Eisold

GIVE UP THE GHOST (aka American Nightmare) Plan Exclusive Boston and Los Angeles Shows, and Vinyl Reissues

FYF Fest, The Kenmore Agency, and Deathwish are proud to present two exclusive performances from Give Up The Ghost (American Nightmare).

Boston (Revere) MA: Thursday, December 29th @ Wonderland Ballroom
Los Angeles CA: Saturday December 31st @ A Secret Location

These are the first Give Up The Ghost shows since their sudden hiatus taken almost eight years ago. The line-up will feature the definitive line-up of Wesley Eisold, Timothy Cossar, Joshua Holden, Brian Masek, and Alex Garcia-Rivera.

No word on NYC so far, but we'll keep you posted.

The shows are in celebration of the reissue of both Background Music and We're Down Til We're Underground on vinyl via Deathwish (preorder it). Members of Give Up the Ghost went on to form bands like Cold Cave, Some Girls, All Pigs Must Die, Bars, The Hope Conspiracy, and many, many, more.

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Comments (42)

people still care about crappy boston hardcore bands?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 12:52 PM

Apparently you do, jackass.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 12:56 PM

not enough to pay for this crap

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:00 PM

The Hope Conspiracy predates GUTG and AN

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:00 PM

I would like to know why Wesley Eisold is taking part of this reunion. Serious answers please.

Posted by KnightofWisdom | October 27, 2011 1:15 PM

because they're re-releasing their 2 LPs and the band wanted to do "final" shows since they never did when they broke up? Why else?

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:20 PM

Their demo and debut EP were decent but they have to be one of the most over rated bands from that time period.

Posted by hummus | October 27, 2011 1:22 PM

Most overrated band in hardcore. They were just so average. But, I guess to people with terrible, generic taste they're pretty amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:22 PM

Ono of the only hardcore bands that still matters to me. I would love to go to either of these shows.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:27 PM

he's doing it for the money duh

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:30 PM

Everyone is entitled to an opinion however all of this overrated and meh shit is stale. AN connected with the listener more than your average hardcore band.

Posted by kissfromarose | October 27, 2011 1:32 PM

who?????????

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:35 PM

"AN connected with the listener more than your average hardcore band."

I connect with this band. I too love money.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:37 PM

I hope Dom plays synth for them so they can be like Design the Skyline.

Posted by hummus | October 27, 2011 1:39 PM

I'm sure Wes playing a hardcore show to 1000 people is making him way more money than the huge festivals he plays with Cold Cave...

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:45 PM

i dont think cold cave is as huge as you think, talk to me when they are playing for 1000 people a night. sure he made some decent festival pay days but so do a lot of bands these days and some arent even on matador

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 1:54 PM

Is this the band where the singer was missing a hand? If so, I saw them once at the VFW Hall in Babylon, and the singer jumped off the stage and smacked a guy in the audience upside the head. It wasn't clear why he did it and I always thought that was pretty douchy of him.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 2:02 PM

One of the best shows I saw....

Glassjaw/American Nightmare/The Blood Brothers/Coheed & Cambria

@ Troc in Philly 2002

Posted by Takk | October 27, 2011 2:09 PM

whats up with the aka

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 2:30 PM

@230

Some local tribute band from Philly sued them for having the same name. Apparently there was some confusion amongst their geriatric fan base.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 2:34 PM

Brooklyn Vegan hates hardcore more than any other genre

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 3:23 PM

LOLZ!

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 3:36 PM

FUCK THIS ONE HANDED NIGGER

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 5:07 PM

This nigga the one handed bandit! HAW!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 6:49 PM

Wes is a dickhead. boo hoo I dont have a hand. cry some more you emotional faggot

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2011 8:45 PM

Citation issued.

Posted by InternetPolice | October 27, 2011 11:25 PM

"One of the best shows I saw....
Glassjaw/American Nightmare/The Blood Brothers/Coheed & Cambria
@ Troc in Philly 2002"

The band you actually saw that night was "American Nothing" . The beginning of the end for the band.

Posted by Commander0fDRainbow | October 28, 2011 12:48 AM

American Nightmare were fun to see live. I got to see them at Knitting Factory with Avail. I also was fortunate to see them during a CMJ show. They played with Hope Conspiracy and Converge at CBGB's. It was so much fun!

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011 6:40 AM

You dorks need to see more shows

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011 7:35 AM

Lol stumps Mcgee

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011 12:07 PM

Do you think this freak use his stump to punish chicks burgers

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2011 4:49 PM

I think hardcore is cool! Why you don't try to listen?!

Posted by Papa Johns Coupons | December 5, 2011 6:36 AM

I still think they are a good band. I so love them.

Posted by Annuities Explained | December 27, 2011 9:33 AM

Um, AN has been offered upwards of 40k to play fests and they said no. All the people saying it is for money can suck the biggest d.

Posted by Dave Cee | December 30, 2011 2:26 PM

i never liked hardcore very much, but american nightmare is truly one of the best ones that ever hit the stage

Posted by Anonymous | December 30, 2011 8:52 PM

Best bands in this event Glassjaw,American Nightmare,The Blood Brothers,Coheed & Cambria.

Posted by Retirement Planning | January 3, 2012 12:01 PM

If you watched more than 5 minutes of Four Tet you'd know it wasn't "knob turning". He wasn't pushing play and jumping around like a moron (looking at you John Maus). Of course, people are going to react initially to someone moving around on stage but after further inspection it's the MUSIC that matters, right?

Posted by l],km | January 18, 2012 2:22 PM

If you watched more than 5 minutes of Four Tet you'd know it wasn't "knob turning". He wasn't pushing play and jumping around like a moron (looking at you John Maus). Of course, people are going to react initially to someone moving around on stage but after further inspection it's the MUSIC that matters, right?

Posted by lkj]dhj | January 18, 2012 2:23 PM

I don't know what some people are saying, I think these guys are quite good. I definitely wouldn't call them average.

Posted by librow reviews | February 5, 2012 11:28 AM

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Posted by Andover | October 1, 2012 7:09 AM

big fan of give up the ghost

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 7:41 PM

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