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October 31, 2019

Creeptastic Shows

By: Laurie Gallardo

Seriously, if you don’t think there’s anything going on tonight, fiend, you aren’t checking the right haunts. Your Austin Music Minute maven has conjured a list of spooky shows around town guaranteed to get you into the spirit. Take your pick, foolish mortal:

-More than the Mash, babe. It’s The Horror Disco, featuring CAPYAC, Calliope Musicals and more at Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th St.

A Very CBGB’s Halloween at the Hard Luck Lounge, 3526 E. 7th St., with local bands paying tribute to greats like The Ramones, Patti Smith, Television and more, who left their mark on the famed iconic NYC venue.

Here’s your one chanceFANCY at The ABGB, 1305 W. Oltorf, with sonic sirens Christy Hays, Selena Rosanbalm and Beth Chrisman celebrating the sounds and styles of female-powered country acts of the 80s and 90s. Costumes strongly encouraged, Shania.

-He’ll getcha. Look out. The eerie, leery Ole Creepy leads the creepy crew at The Parlor, 4301 Guadalupe St., featuring Blacklight and (oh HELL yes) One Good Lung.

-Something wicked this way comes. The White Horse, 500 Comal St., does haunting the honky-tonk way with Garrett T. Capps, Kathryn Legendre, and The Saddle Sores. Head ’em out.

Hole In the Wall Halloween, 2538 Guadalupe, with more musical tributes as performed by ATX bands Bridge Farmers, Magic Rockers of Texas, Gold Leather and Belcurve.

-It’s The Zoltars Halloween album release show for their new LP, Telling Stories, at Hotel Vegas, 1501 E. 6th. Get that album. (“I’m Stressed” featured on today’s AMM.)

Don’t run away. It’s only me. Do512‘s Dia de Los Muertos show at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd., featuring Alex Maas (The Black Angels, MEIN), Bidi Bidi Banda, The Matt Gilmour Band, Peligrosa, Nemegata, and The Cuckoos. Costume contest, by the way. Show no mercy.

-These are the spectres to party with. Ghostland Observatory takes over Carson Creek Ranch, 701 Dalton Ln.

-Bring your fangs. Capes optional. Drakulas and Slomo Drags invade Spider House Ballroom, 2908 Fruth St.

-We dance on your coffin…though, what with the whiskey, some of us might face-plant. Mr. Lewis & The Funeral Five, Caleb De Casper, DD Dagger and Horti scare up the scene at Dozen Street, 1808 E. 12th St.

-This one’s not for the kiddos. Welcome to the Adult Night of Horror, a superb Walker Lukens residency presented by KUTX at the Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th St. Lukens and special guests will do a live score for David Cronenberg’s The Fly. (pppttthh…everybody gon be there to see ol’ Goldblum in his skivvies…)

Take your pick, ghoul. Here’s to a Happy Halloween. And, in the immortal words of your Austin Music Minute host’s queen:

“Unpleasant dreams!”


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