Golden / Yellow Hat

new singles from Exit Ghost

Exit Ghost is a collaborative vehicle structured around the songwriting of Evan Holmes.  The group’s debut Pony Soldier EP (2010) explores a vital reverence for the imagery and culture of the American West, with fiddle and harmonies provided by tireless multi-instrumentalist Rachel Kahn.  Hailed by Performer Magazine as “like [Neil Young’s] After The Goldrush on steroids”, brothers Jordan and Julian Stacey provide a powerful rhythm section that resonates soundly through the group’s first full-length album, 2012’s Move Alone; a bold, at times orchestral effort engineered by Mike Hagler of Wilco’s Summerteeth.  With a nod from Paste Magazine as one of “10 Illinois Bands You Should Listen To Now”, Exit Ghost entered recording at Chicago’s Engine Studios with the addition of avant-garde guitarist Michael Golas and engineer/instrumentalist Dorian Gehring.  Engine EP documents a band reinventing itself in the space of a studio, and would see the group’s first commercial placement in the HBO series Single Long.  Exit Ghost’s Daytrotter Live Session previews a distinct and cohesive set of new work, completed as Elston , the band's second full-length, recorded at Chicago's High Concept Laboratories in the summer of 2013.  

upcoming dates:


past dates:

November 8, 2015 . Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago IL. 

November 17, 2015 . Evan Holmes acoustic at Martyr's, Chicago IL. 

July 25, 2015 . Postock Music Festival, Albany WI. 

February 8, 2015 . Evan Holmes acoustic at High-Hat Club, Chicago IL. w/ Jenn Romero

January 28, 2015 . "Come, Virgil!" Music Launch Party @ The Whistler, Chicago IL. w/ Quinn Tsan, Sima Cunningham

January 15, 2015 . Reggie's Music Joint, Chicago IL.  w/ The Sapwoods, The Boxers

December 11, 2014 . The Hideout, Chicago IL. 

November 20th, 2014 .  Emporium Arcade Bar, Chicago, IL.  w/ Brother George, Kelsey Wild, Mount Saint Elias

October 27th, 2014 . Constellation, Chicago, IL.  Evan Holmes performs in I HEAR VOICES series w/ Matthew Shelton and Jessica Marks

October 17th, 2014 . Township, Chicago, IL. w/ Mawrcrest, Immigrant Union

June 19th, 2014 . Township, Chicago, IL. w/ Craft Spells, Zoo Brother

May 17th, 2014 . Mendell Arts Loft, Chicago, IL.  

April 25th, 2014 . Pianos, New York, NY. w/ Avers, Little Racer 

April 24th, 2014 . Friends and Lovers, Brooklyn, NY. w/ Tica Douglas

April 23rd, 2014 . Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC. w/ Loi Loi & The Nighttime Adventure Society

April 22nd, 2014 . University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. w/ Joshua Tucker

April 21st, 2014 . Jack of the Wood, Asheville, NC. 

April 20th, 2014 . The Basement, Nashville, TN. 

April 19th, 2014 . Canopy Club, Champaign, IL. w/ Pageant and Justin Larkin

April 18th, 2014 . Knox College, Galesburg, IL. w/ Hoot Hoots, RUBRICS

April 17th, 2014 . Martyrs', Chicago, IL. w/ Hoot Hoots, Friends and Family, Quinn Tsan

March 31st, 2014 . Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL. AN ACOUSTIC EVENING w/ Mooner and Passerines

March 7th, 2014 . Township, Chicago IL. w/ Brother George and The Welcome

February 5th, 2014 . Lincoln Hall, Chicago IL. w/ Kevin Andrew Prchal

January 18th, 2014 . Mayne Stage, Chicago IL. w/ Bethesda

November 23rd, 2013 . Mendell Arts Loft, Chicago IL . Elston release party w/ Marrow and Sister Crystals

September 18th, 2013 . Subterranean, Chicago, IL w/ New Madrid

August 30th, 2013 . Hideout Inn, Chicago, IL w/ Belleisle and John Drake and the Shakes

July 27th, 2013 . Main St. Music Festival, Sterling, IL

July 26th, 2013 . Postock Music Festival, Albany, WI

July 13th, 2013 . Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL. w/ Simpleton & Cityfolk and Little Light

June 8th, 2013 . Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL w/ Mooner and Daniel Ellsworth

May 4th, 2013 . Bear's Place, Bloomington, IN w/Sam Sveen

May 3rd, 2013 . Township, Chicago, IL w/ The Hoot Hoots and The New Originals

April 10th, 2013 . Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL w/Country Mice and The Bad Arts

February 27th, 2013 . Daytrotter Live Session, Rock Island, IL. 

February 22-24, 2013 . Chopin Theater, Chicago, IL. 

February 10th, 2013 . Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL.

Monday, January 28, 2013
You, Me, Them, Everybody Live Podcast
Hungry Brain, Chicago, IL
A live recording of nationally-acclaimed podcast You, Me, Them, Everybody hosted by Brandon Wetherbee, editor of Huffington Post DC.  Love and Radiation support. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Viaduct Theatre
Chicago, IL
Fundraiser for Buzz22 Theater Company's "She Kills Monsters" at Steppenwolf Theater

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Double Door
Chicago, IL
supporting Rah Rah

Sunday, September 9, 2012
Double Door
Chicago, IL
Pyro Fighter, Rah Rah, Glowing House support

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Club Garibaldi
Milwaukee, WI
Glowing House supports

Friday, September 7, 2012
The Rigby
Madison, WI
Glowing House supports

Thursday, September 6, 2012
400 Bar
Minneapolis, MN
Glowing House and Anatomy of a Funeral support

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Iowa City, IA
Glowing House and Ruvane Kurland support

Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Gramophone
St. Louis, MO
Release party for St. Louis-based "Show Me Shows", Glowing House supports

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Hole In The Wall
Austin, TX
Whiskey Shivers and Glowing House support

Friday, August 31, 2012
Bash Riprock's
Lubbock, TX
Glowing House supports

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Spencer Browne's Coffee House
Liberal, KS
Glowing House supports

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Unit E
Denver, CO
Glowing House supports

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
UC Boulder College Radio
Boulder, CO

Friday, August 24, 2012
Flatiron Arts Building
Chicago, IL
Exit Ghost opens a night of mixed-media arts programming for Screendoor Productions in Wicker Park's lauded Flatiron Arts Building

Friday, July 6, 2012
The Den Theater
Chicago, IL

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Chicago, IL
An Audiotree Presents showcase w/ Desert Noises

Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Chicago, IL
Move Alone Album Release, Arrah and the Ferns supports

Friday, April 6, 2012
Honky Tonk BBQ
Chicago, IL
Acoustic Show, Lakesigns supports

Saturday, March 24, 2012
The Den Theater
Chicago, IL
"Like I Did Before" music video release and Screendoor Productions live movie debut

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Whole Foods' Whole Planet Foundation Fundraiser at Fitzgerald's Music Hall
Berwyn, IL
Whole Foods' fundraiser benefits microloans in the developing world
The Welcome supports

Thursday, February 9, 2012
Chicago, IL
Supporting Lost Lander

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Beat Kitchen
Chicago, IL
Cold Blue Kid, Juniper Mays and The Dirty Rooks support

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Viaduct Theater
Chicago, IL
All Ages Show, music video filming "Like I Did Before"

Saturday, October 29, 2011
Goose Island Wrigleyville Halloween Party
Chicago, IL
Free costume party

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Chicago, IL
Supporting Hollerado

Saturday, September 24, 2011
Beat Kitchen
Chicago, IL
KAM and Witch Feet support

Friday, July 22, 2011
Beat Kitchen
Chicago, IL

Friday, June 17, 2011
Reggie's Music Joint
Chicago, IL
Lakesigns supports

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Northwestern University Radio
Evanston, IL
Promoting Hang The Lights EP Release

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Abbey Pub
Chicago, IL

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Viaduct Theater
Chicago, IL
Cold Blue Kid supports

Sunday, February 27, 2011
7th St. Entry
Minneapolis, MN
Supporting Deep Dark Woods

Saturday, February 26, 2011
Chicago, IL local music showcase

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Living Room Songs Launch Party at Schleickhorn Loft
Chicago, IL
Launch party for Chicago-based video blog Living Room Songs, filming performances in nontraditional, intimate spaces

Friday, November 19, 2010
Schubas Tavern
Chicago, IL
w/ YouTube starlet Danielle Ate The Sandwich

Saturday, November 13, 2010
Beat Kitchen
Chicago, IL
Supporting Yukon Blonde

Saturday, October 9, 2010
City Farm Urban Harvest
Chicago, IL
Fundraiser for CityFarm Chicago urban garden project

Saturday, September 25, 2010
Midpoint Music Festival
Cincinnati, OH
Acoustic showcase, Full band set

Saturday, September 18, 2010
Play! STL Music Festival
St, Louis, MO

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Double Door
Chicago, IL
Kellen and Me supports

Sunday, August 8, 2010
The Frequency
Madison, WI

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Cafe Bremen
Milwaukee, WI

Friday, August 6, 2010
Acadia Cafe
Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Postock Music Festival
Albany, WI

Monday, July 12, 2010
Chicago, IL