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The music scene on Halloween

Psycho Therapy, Ramones tribute

Photo courtesy Traci Shelton

Psycho Therapy, Ramomes tribute band

FRIDAY

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.

SATURDAY

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.

Details: 9 p.m. Awful Arthur's, Towers Shopping Center, Roanoke. $5 with costume; $7 without costume. 777-0007, awfularthursseasood.com, myspace.com/illbotz, myspace.com/mindspin311tribute.

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Halloween Throw Down

With TK-421

After four straight years, this is one of TK-421's favorite gigs.

Details: 9:30 p.m. Awful Arthur's, Salem. $7. 387-1004, awfularthursseafood.com, myspace.com/tk421band.

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.

Details: 9 p.m. Coffee Pot, Roanoke. $5; 21 and older. 774-8256, myspace.com/coffeepotroadhouseinc, myspace.com/sellinganewsoul.

Heroes & Villians: Grandin Theatre Fundraiser

With Monkey Fuzz

Jamming to raise money for the Grandin.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Roanoke Ballet Theatre, 1318 Grandin Road, Roanoke. $35 advance; $40 door. Group discounts. 345-0477, grandintheatre.com, monkeyfuzz.net.

Old-Time Halloween Dance

With Whitetop Mountain Band

A family act full of fine players dons spooky garb to pick and grin.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Floyd Country Store, Floyd. $10. (540) 745-4563, floydcountrystore.com, whitetopmountainband.tripod.com.

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.

Halloween Bash

With Bad Casper

What's Halloween without someone trying to ruin Casper the Friendly Ghost's reputation? Hard-rock style.

Details: 10 p.m. Martin's Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $5. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, myspace.com/badcasper540.

Gameday's Halloween Bash

With Triscale, The Forrest Baldwin Band, Post-Apocalyptic Blues Band, Barefoot West

Rock mixed with blues, funk, reggae, soul.

Details: 6:30 p.m. Gameday Bar & Grill, Rocky Mount. 483-0475, myspace.com/triscaleband, myspace.com/forrestbaldwinmusic, myspace.com/pabluesband, myspace.com/barefootwest.

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.

Halloween Party

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.

Details: 9:30 p.m. The Cellar, Blacksburg. Free. 953-0651, the-cellar.com, reverbnation.com/bigthunderrumblefish.

Halloween Costume Party

With The Kind

Grateful Dead tunes and wild costumes are on the agenda at the Pine.

Details: 7:30 p.m. The Pine Tavern, Floyd. $6 advance; $8 door. Tickets available at Pine Tavern, (540) 745-4482, (540) 745-2898, tomryan@swva.net, thekind.org.

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.

Details: 10 p.m. Village Grill, Roanoke. Free. 767-0057, villagegrillroanoke.com, myspace.com/riverbankramblers.

SUNDAY

Darkside Project

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.

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