Monday, October 20, 2008

Shows to see on Halloween

No plans for Halloween night? Go see a show. It falls on a Friday this year, and there's plenty going on around Chicago, so you have no excuse to stay in. Here are some options for rocking out like a monster on October 31:

Empty Bottle:

The 9th annual "Jukebox of the Dead" Halloween Party featuring:

- Detholz! - New waveish stuff influenced by the likes of Devo and Talking Heads.

- Aleks & the Drummer - Aleks Andra Tomaszewska delivers surf farfisa and icy vocals over Deric Criss's pulsing drums to create something that sounds kind of like slightly spooky, out of control video game music.

- The Hood Internet - Chicago's always fun indie mash-up kings.

(10 p.m., $12 advance, $15. More info and tickets)

Abbey Pub:

"Halloweekend 2008"

A night of true festive imitation done rock 'n' roll style, featuring Dead Electric as AC/DC, The Bon Mots as Heart, Fringe Benefits as The Cars, Phil Angotti as The Who, Nick Tremulis as The New York Dolls, John Aselin as Tommy James and the Shondells and Avalanche Rescue Team as The Smiths. Whew.

There's also a show on Friday, October 30, with different bands as different bands. See here for details.

(8 p.m., $8. More info and tickets)

The Vic:

Conor Oberst & the Mystic Valley Band with All Smiles.

(7:30 p.m., $24. More info and tickets)


"Halloween Gets Heavy at the Hideout"

For the metalheads and those who want to be metalheads for Halloween, the Hideout will fulfill your gritty desires with Indian and Rabid Rabbit.

(10 p.m., $8. More info and tickets)

Bottom Lounge:

The King Khan & BBQ Show, The Goblins, CoCoCOMA and Women.

(8 p.m., $12 advance, $15. More info and tickets)

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