Top Five Halloween Night Shows
Don't let the fact that Halloween falls on a Wednesday night deter you from going out and painting the town (blood) red. Groan. Okay, we know that was bad, but really -- Wednesday night in greater Phoenix promises sonic thrills out of the ordinary. Read on for our favorite picks, including some stellar DJs, returning post-punk queens, and the most haunting church service you'll hear all year.
North Dakota is scheduled to perform Wednesday, October 31, at the Bikini Lounge.
The music of Earth, the Washington-based, ever-rotating collective led by guitarist Dylan Carlson and Adrienne Davies, couldn't be better suited for some gothic western flick, black and white and heavy on existential dread. In other words, it's good spooky music, but don't coming looking for traditional frights and John Carpenter-aping synths -- expect reverberating, dusty southwestern soundscapes. Earth may visit the Rhythm Room on Halloween, but this sort of reverent music is more inline with the spiritual holidays of Dias Los Muertos and All Souls' Day.
Wednesday, October 31: Paid in Full @ The Monarch Theatre
DJ Klever is scheduled to perform Wednesday, October 31, at Monarch Theatre.
The hepcats of Paid in Full will welcome two-time DMC winner DJ Klever for a Halloween night edition of the dance night. As always, resident DJs Fresh 85, M2, Mane One, Bigie, & Tricky T will be on the wheels of steel. Lalo Cota will be doing live art and Prince$$ (a.k.a. Thomy Hoefer) will provide the visuals.
The average Treasure Mammal show typically features costumed musical chaos as Abelardo Gil III and the other members of the local synth-pop act don spandex outfits and other freak wear. In other words, they're the perfect act to catch on All Hallows Eve. Equally colorful (and costume-inclined) popsters of Peachcake, Hug of War, and Fatigo will also perform. 8 p.m.
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