Thursday, October 28, 2010
The music scene on Halloween
Photo courtesy Traci Shelton
Psycho Therapy, Ramomes tribute band
Rockaway Monster Bash
With Psycho Therapy (Ramones tribute), The PullOuts, Douche Newton, Cookies & Anarchy
Members of Roanoke rock groups Thresher, Affliction Kid and Jackal Tickets combine to pay tribute to the mighty Ramones. See burlesque dancing, take part in a costume contest and even check out some paranormal investigation.
Details: 9 p.m. Coffee Pot, Roanoke. $2 with costume; $5 without costume; 21 and older with ID. 774-8256, myspace.com/coffeepotroadhouseinc, myspace.com/cookiesandanarchy, myspace.com/thepull0uts, myspace.com/douchenewtonband.
4th Annual Monster Tribute Halloween Bash
With Illbotz as Run-DMC, Mindspin 311 Tribute
Roanoke's bad boys of goof rap, Illbotz, are latter-day pioneers of the "dress like your favorite act" Halloween tribute show. They're joined by a band that apes 311.
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Halloween Throw Down
After four straight years, this is one of TK-421's favorite gigs.
Metal Ink's Hellraisers Ball
With Soul, Devilock (Misfits tribute), Melodies of The Fallen, Dark Ruin
If it's too loud, put in ear plugs and pretend it's a costume. This show reunites Dark Ruin, an old MusicCast guest. See those videos at roanoke.com/wb/xp-94553.
Heroes & Villians: Grandin Theatre Fundraiser
With Monkey Fuzz
Jamming to raise money for the Grandin.
Old-Time Halloween Dance
With Whitetop Mountain Band
A family act full of fine players dons spooky garb to pick and grin.
Danger Fangs Masquerade
With Turbo P and special guests
It's wild and bouncy when Turbo P is on the tables. Check out the "R Kelly" remix at Turbo's MySpace.com page.
Details: 9 p.m. The Bazaar, 675 Brandon Ave. S.W., Roanoke. Free with costume; $3 without costume. 309-0928, myspace.com/turboptwig.
With Bad Casper
What's Halloween without someone trying to ruin Casper the Friendly Ghost's reputation? Hard-rock style.
Gameday's Halloween Bash
With Triscale, The Forrest Baldwin Band, Post-Apocalyptic Blues Band, Barefoot West
Rock mixed with blues, funk, reggae, soul.
AjF plays songs of The Police
The band name is about as self-explanatory as it gets.
Details: 8:30 p.m. Brambleton Deli, Roanoke. Free. 774-4554, myspace.com/aaronjasonfriends.
Tim Shepherd and Friends
When Shepherd is in the house, interesting things happen.
Details: 9 p.m. Fork in the Alley, Roanoke. Free. 982-3675, forkinthealley.com.
Big Halloween Rumblefish
With Big Thunder Rumblefish
Red Hot Chili Peppers-inspired Blacksburg act slams it.
Halloween Costume Party
With The Kind
Grateful Dead tunes and wild costumes are on the agenda at the Pine.
Halloween Costume Show
With Aside Oceans, Without A Fight, Now and Then, Times New Roman, The Great Liars
A big night of rock music and disguises. Aside Oceans fits neatly into the post-grunge style.
Details: 7 p.m. Bella Pizzeria, 28 5th St. N.E., Pulaski. $5. (540) 980-5292, myspace.com/asideoceans.
Colby, Pete and Jacob
Blues and rock classics on a special Halloween Eve show.
Details: 8 p.m. All Sports Cafe, Roanoke. Free. 725-5155.
Riverbank Ramblers on Halloween
Traditional Appalachian music filtered through the sensibilities of this Botetourt County act.
This Pink Floyd tribute act features outstanding players and makes for a nice capper for your Halloween weekend.
Details: 9 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com.