Now, before we get down to business, I am going to take a moment to give you this warning... a little disclaimer, if you will. At 3 in the a.m.Sunday, I went to the emergency room for what turned out to be elbow bursitis, aka miner's elbow, or in my case, whittler's arm. So read further at your own peril ... I am laying these words upon you with just one hand, very little sleep, and a head-full of Vicodin.
Oh, yes indeedy, it's that creepy, crawly time of year again, and it looks as though, this Halloween, there will be plenty of places for you creeps to crawl!
Firstly, the Indy's own Best Of cover band, Steele Daniels Louis & Hall, is throwing "One Helluva Halloween Party" at Back East Bar & Grill on Halloween night, Friday, Oct. 31. They boast drink specials and prizes for the best costumes, and no cover. And why not check these guys out? They are the best, after all.
Looking to get a little stupid on Halloween night? Well, look no further than the Triple Nickel Tavern, which will boldly be displaying, for your horrified amusement, the freak show that is Lambasted. Considering the amount of effort that goes into their customarily bizarre affairs, the Halloween set could only be that much more ... uh ... Lambasty? They are to be conjoined at this free show with an equally absurd act, Double Baloney, and a "rock-funk-jam band" called the Sound Shop.
Over at the Rocket Room, they'll be celebrating Aaron (Angel) Retka's unrequited love of Buffy with an event called "Halloween at the Bronze." Come dressed as your favorite Buffy the Vampire Slayer character, or if you are like me and don't give a shit about Buffy, come dressed as Pee-wee Herman. It works, trust me.
Also at the Rocket Room, this Saturday, Nov. 1, will be KRCC's Vintage Voltage "Psychedelic Psock-Hop," featuring sweet sides from the swinging '60s with DJ Vicky, live licks from garage rock gurus the Psychedelegates, live go-go dancing with the Psychodollicats, and a '60s pop-culture quiz from Geeks Who Drink. There will then be an after-party with sets from Abracastabya, the 1090 Club and the Jack Trades.
Back to Halloween night. At the Black Sheep, it's going to be sets by the A-Holes, Bohemian Grave, Dr. Ustin & the Magical B.L.T. and Anifornum.
And, back by popular demand, Jack Quinn's will host a repeat performance by the Cure (as told by El Toro de la Muerte) and Tom Petty (as performed by Mike Stephens & the Foxhole Prayers). And, assuming its guitar player, Muggy Lovins, can recover from his elbow bursitis, Thee Kissing Disease will be playing a special set as a reanimated version of the Deadites.
Well, you can't say I didn't warn you ... VOTE OBAMA! Smell you next week.