Eight Gigs: The Ghost Town Rebellion

Thu., May 11, 9 p.m., River City Saloon, no cover

The release of the Ghost Town Rebellion’s first full-length album Urbs Indomita, backed by Portland-based record label No Pants Records, received rave reviews from a few national and international rock and metal magazines for its strong modern rock backbone studded by moments of Americana appeal. Lead vocalist-guitarist Shawn Peter is a downtown service guide and Historical Supervisor, so it’s no surprise the band’s lyrics mirror the capital city’s rich history with a heavy emphasis on the Wild West. Look for its next album, Silver & Gold due this fall. 916 Second Street, www.facebook.com/