Oklahoma City’s Don’t Make Ghosts began in the Spring of 2016. Former band mates, Nick Waggoner and Jesse Smith (formerly of Roustabouts fame) began working on new songs. As the songs took on life, Jesse enlisted Jerod Vance (formerly of the Mimsies) and Dirk Mathews (formerly of Blacklist Royals) whom he had played with in the noise punk band The While Girls. With this veteran lineup, Don’t Make Ghosts set out to make their mark on the world. Their hooks, melodies and kinetic live show have made them a mainstay in OKC’s growing music scene.