Bradley Burton.

Captain Ghost made waves in the Coachella Valley with 2019 album Into the Grave. The ferocious, hard-hitting rock translated both on the record and onstage, and the band never failed to attract a crowd. Learn more at Bradley Burton is the vocalist and guitarist of the group. He is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his succinct answers.

What was the first concert you attended?

Meat Puppets and Stone Temple Pilots at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater.

What was the first album you owned?

Metallica, Kill ’Em All.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Modest Mouse, Bad Religion, and Sublime.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

New country and mumble rap.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Elliott Smith.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?


What’s your favorite music venue?

The Fox Theater in Pomona.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“Just Like a Prayer,” now because of the “musical guilty pleasure” question.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Thrice, because I was changing my life when I really got into them.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

“Hey, Lemmy, can I buy you a drink?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

Johnny Cash, “The Man Comes Around.”

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Bad Religion, The New America.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“Trailer Trash,” Modest Mouse.

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Matt King is a freelance writer for the Coachella Valley Independent. A creative at heart, his love for music thrust him into the world of journalism at 17 years old, and he hasn't looked back. Before...