Starting a band, rehearsing, booking gigs, making the whole damn thing work — these are genuine challenges for grown adults with day jobs and reasonable cash flow. But for a group of musicians who are still in school, the task can be monumental. Such is the case with Love Ghost, an L.A. alt-rock band that formed a couple of years ago when founding member Finnegan “Fin” Bell was in eighth grade and 14 years old. Now he’s in his late teens, but the alt-rock sound remains. Bell told us a couple of years ago that, “When we first started, it was actually pretty much all acoustic — I’d just play acoustic guitar. But progressively, the guitar tones got more aggressive. Now it’s more electric guitar and pedals. Even our string player uses pedals. I’d say it’s like modern ’90s rock with strings.”

Love Ghost plays with Blvk Svnd, Hvnted and The Faint Endless at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 27 at Resident.


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