|Years active 1998–2001||Active until 2001|
|Labels Hefty Records, Sixgunlover Records|
Associated acts Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Make Believe, Owls, American Heritage, Tongues, Tetsuo, An Automotive, People Dick, Noyes
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States (1998)
Albums Addicts and Drunks, Precious Blood, Drunks and Addicts, Memento Mori
Members Victor Villarreal, Sam Zurick
Genres Math rock, Instrumental rock, Post-rock
Similar Cap'n Jazz, Joan of Arc, Owls, Tim Kinsella, Make Believe
Ghosts and vodka hot dot above tan man below
Ghosts and Vodka was an instrumental math rock band from Chicago. The band was made up of two guitarists, Victor Villareal, and Sam Zurick, bassist Erik Bocek, and drummer Scott Shellhamer.
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- Ghosts and vodka mechanical bull rider addicts and drunks sixgunlover 2003
The band formed after Bocek and Zurick met Villareal and Shellhamer at a Sky Corvair reunion show in 1998. Bocek and Zurick were both members of Joan of Arc at the time, but quit when the four formed Ghosts and Vodka (Zurick would return to Joan of Arc several years later). Ghosts and Vodka continued to play until 2001 when Villareal and Zurick opted to concentrate on Owls, which saw them reuniting with their ex-Cap'n Jazz bandmates Mike and Tim Kinsella. In 2003, the Sixgunlover label compiled the group's full anthology onto one CD.
In March 2009, the band put a blog up on their MySpace page with news of their first practice in 8 years, but later that year announced that they were not continuing in the near future.
Ghosts and vodka mechanical bull rider addicts and drunks sixgunlover 2003
It's All About Right ThenPrecious Blood · 2001
Andrea Loves HorsesPrecious Blood · 2001
Hot Dot Above - Tan Man BelowPrecious Blood · 2001