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Music For The Tricked Out

By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 28, 2005 8:06PM

We’re still suffering from a White Sox hangover so the very thought of staying out all night to see live music has us feeling a little nauseous. But if you’re a Cubs fan or looking for some good live music with your Halloween festivities then there are plenty of options this weekend.

2005_10_28_scarytunes.jpgWe love a good cover song and the notion of bands masquerading as other bands is a natural for Halloween. Beat Kitchen hosts a two-night Halloween concert tonight and tomorrow with various local bands covering an eclectic group of artists including David Bowie, Blur, Elvis Costello, the Misfits, as well as The Fixx and Loverboy (we imagine those will be pretty short sets. Tickets are $8 per night.

Double Door also hosts its legendary Halloween show for the ninth year running. Highlights for us will include Local H as Hall and Oates, Ness as The Smiths and Blackbox as Smashing Pumpkins since Billy’s grand plan for their reformation is apparently a little tougher than he thought. Tickets are $12 for the Sunday show at 8 PM.

The Devil’s Night Ball at Logan Square Auditorium brings the creepy for your Halloween festivities. With a distinct goth focus, you’ll see performances by Fashion Bomb, Crossbreed, and other including the Spookygirls, whose website is both really not safe for work and perfect for those who think the Suicide Girls are just too darn nice. Sunday the 30th at 6 PM with tickets just $5.

Fright Night at Joe’s on Weed St. promises something more along the lines of women who embrace Halloween as their chance to indulge their inner hussy and men who enjoy being present for the indulgence. Things kick off with music from Then Again at 9 PM and promise to go till 5 AM or whenever the Bud Light runs out. Cleary’s on Clark will treat you with tricks from The Mystechs, Schizowave, and The Coco Cabana Club this Sunday at 8 PM.

But the most terrifying show of all—one guaranteed to give you nightmares long into the New Year—is tonight at the Riviera: Insane Clown Posse with Vanilla Ice opening. And you thought Freddie and Jason couldn’t be killed.