City Pages 2011 Halloween Concert Guide

Now that you've got your clever costume all picked out, you need somewhere fun to go. We've got you covered with a list of enough ghoulish rock 'n roll events happening in the Twin Cities to keep you entertained all weekend long, and deep into Monday night as well.

From devilish DJs to terrorizing tribute bands, there are sinister, spine-tingling concerts and costume contests happening in just about every bar and club in the area. Here's a comprehensive list of the events sure to make your hair-raising Halloween memorable.


Friday, October 28

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The Monster Ball

Ballroom -1940 Hennepin Ave

Dress up and dance the night away on a hardwood dance floor to the music of Shannon Blowtorch, Plain Ole Bill & Jimmy 2 Times, The Moon Goons, Jonathan Ackerman and Wzz Wnshp. 21+. $10. 10pm.


Halloween Party

Cinema Ballroom

Dress up and strap on your dance shoes, and head over to Cinema Ballroom. Dance instructors at-hand, free lessons, and a costume contest. All ages. $8-15. 7pm.


A Psychedelic Halloween at the Turf

Turf Club

Spend your Halloween weekend relaxing with a beer and live music. Special guests Flavor Crystals, the Vacant Lots (Vermont), Chatham Rise and Boom Island. 21+. $7. 9pm.


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Infrasound Halloween


Located In the Skyway Theatre, featuring Excision, Ozric Tentacles. 18+. $25. 7pm.


Halloween Takeover

400 Bar

Hang out in one of Minneapolis' rock-club landmarks featuring Ada Jane, Erik Brandt & the Urban Hillbilly Quartet, Po' Boy Local 151. 18+. $6. 8pm.


Saturday, October 29

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 Halloween @ Myth: Back from the Dead


Purported to be the Twin Cities largest Halloween party and costume contest, with $4,000 in prizes. Go see what the fuss is about. 21+. $15. 9pm.

Too Much Blood with Soviet Panda
First Avenue
Dance party! A costume contest will award sweet prizes (first place is $500 and 5 pairs of tickets to First Ave shows). 
18+ $3.

Halloween Glow in the Dark Party

Harriet Island Pavilion

Just what you've always wanted: to spend Halloween on a boat. Put on your flippy floppys, and party while glowing in the dark. 18+. $10-$15. 930pm.


Halloween Party


Not too keen on going too far this Halloween? Enjoy a beer and live music from Big Toe & the Jam. 21+. FREE. 830pm.


Halloween Bash

The Basement Bar and Grill

A D.J and $500 costume contest. Where could you go wrong? 18+.


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Menergy! Halloween! Featuring Gigamesh's EP release

Kitty Kat Club

Show off your best kitty kat dance moves while being costumed up. The night will be marked by the release of Local dance devotee Gigamesh's EP. 21+. $5. 10pm.


21st Anniversary & Halloween Party

Brit's Pub

Enjoy a pint and say "cheers" to Brit's as they finally come of age. Dress-up like your favorite Brit and dance the night away. Don't pass this up, it may be your only good excuse to dress up like Queen Elizabeth.. 730pm.


Sunday, October 30


Deep & Wide Halloween Monster Bash

Cause Spirits & Soundbar

Enjoy some cheap PBR tallboys and Miller highlifes, featuring Moonlight Grammar and Daniel Heavens. 21+. 8pm. FREE.


Music Lab Halloween Show & Party

Minnesota Music Café

Costume contest and other surprises. Music featuring G B LEIGHTON and special guests NEALE & HABERMAN.

Monster Mash Bash

Hexagon Bar

Costume Contest, Spooky DJs and more!! No Cover.


Monday, October 31


The 7th or 8th  annual Triple Rock Halloween Tribute Show

Triple Rock Social Club

Hear your favorite songs performed live, featuring My Name Is Jonas (Weezer), The Badhearts (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts), and The Monster Squad (Blood, Sweat and Tears). 21+ | 8:00 PM | $10.00


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First Avenue Halloween Party & Costume Contest

First Avenue

Double-whammy part. Both First Avenue and 7th Street Entry will be filled with various DJs. Costume contest with $1,000 in prizes. 18+. $5-$10. 8pm.


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Solid Gold Halloween show 2011

Varsity Theatre

Leave the candy bowl for the kiddies, then come out for a concert featuring SOLID GOLD with Teddy And The Turks and Leisure Birds. 18+. 8pm. $12.


Big A#@ Metal Halloween

Fine Line Music Café

Enjoy a non-frightening evening of music from Strange Forest, The Bloody Turncoats, Tomorrow Brings New Blood, and Sick of Talking about it. 21+. 7pm.

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