Friday, October 31, 2008

Five shows this weekend - October 31-November 2

Conor Oberst will play the Vic Saturday

Friday, October 31 - Happy Halloween!

- Detholz!, Aleks & the Drummer and The Hood Internet at the Empty Bottle - This "Jukebox of the Dead" Halloween party is all about fun, with two cool new wave-ish acts and Chicago's always entertaining mashup masters The Hood Internet. 10 p.m., $12 advance, $15. More info and tickets.

For more Halloween night shows, check out my roundup here.

Saturday, November 1

- Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band with All Smiles at The Vic - Check out the Bright Eyes front man on the second night of his two performances at The Vic. 6:30 p.m., $24. More info and tickets.

- Bitch & the Exciting Conclusion, Girl in a Coma, Von Iva and Mr. Russia at Bottom Lounge - A musical poet who "uses an electric violin to rock," a band fronted by "the female version of Morrissey," Afro-beat from San Francisco and "The bastard offspring of Iggy Pop and The White Stripes," respectively. Sounds like a fun night to me. 8 p.m., $12. More info and tickets.

- Golden Birthday, Mayor Daley, Magical, Beautiful and Hearts of Darkness at Hideout - A few local acts to discover, plus one from NYC. 9 p.m., $8. More info and tickets.

Sunday, November 2

- Dressy Bessy, The Poison Control Center, Goldcure and One for the Team at Abbey Pub - Hot off the heels of their new album, "HOLLERandSTOMP," Dressy Bessy will headline this show with their jumpy mix of indie rock and power pop. 9 p.m., $10, advance $8. More info and tickets.

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