Halloween Show Planner 2008
The holiday brings out the most performative in us all. From punk basements to metal bars, the pressure to one-up your fellow man with the most outlandish, culturally irrelevant, sharp-witted costume is enough to make anyone cringe just a little bit. But what’s Halloween without fear? There’s no shortage of theme nights on the horizon, and, as if you didn't already have your plans made, below is a short list of nights that do their damndest to snatch this bizarre night away from its rightful owners -- spoiled, sugar-charged brats.
FRIDAY, OCT. 31:
THE LOFT (above BARFLY)
Shelter Halloween with:
PAUL BIRKEN *LIVE*
Prize goes to the best costume; edits of old-school horror movies will play all night
18+ $10/21+ $10
TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB
Shit Sandwich, covering Spinal Tap
If You Want Blood, covering Bon Scott era AC/DC (Members of 20 Dollar Love)
We Who Can Not Be Named, covering The Dwarves (Members of the Quincy Punx)
Sirens of Titan, covering Sound garden (members of Sirens of Titan)
We Aren’t The League, coveringAnti-Nowhere League (Members of Impaler, Hostages, and Iron Fist)
Power of 2 w/ Margret Lane, covering Yeah Yeah Yeahs
$6.00 with a costume, $8.00 without.
Pabst Halloween Party
Akimbo (from Seattle WA)
Prizes for best costumes include a Pabst Longboard, Pabst t-shirts, Pabst hats, and a bunch of other disposable crap you’d sooner trade for a Tall Boy.
And undoubtedly, the award for the most insistent and consequential costume party goes to the NOMAD WORLD PUB, which is free for the costumed, and a hefty $13.00 for the plainclothed.
Freddie's Sweater (AKA Officer Gentlemen)
Aaron and the Sea
USA Solid Golden Retrievers
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1:
ROY WILKINS AUDITORIUM:
The King Kahn & BBQ Show
9 PM, 21+, $12.00
Kingdom of Sorrow
7TH ST. ENTRY:
THE BEAT COFFEE SHOP
To Kill A Petty Bourgeoise
Maps Of Norway
These are all fine suggestions of ways to abandon your corporeal self for a night. But should you decide to buck the system, all you’ll need to find a decent time and meet a masked stranger is a rock. Chuck it -- you’ll hit a bar with a theme night, a DJ, and plenty of people looking to keep their inner Clark Kent in check.