With Halloween coming up, it’s time to respect the musical visionaries for whom — to paraphrase Ministry — every day was Halloween. Wig out at these upcoming tributes to some giants of glam.
Oct. 12, 9 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., nr. Thompson St., Greenwich Village; tickets $15 until Oct. 3, or $20-$25
Hang on to yourself! If you don’t believe this annual Bowie bash, well then peep our slideshow of last year’s festivities. As if seeing hundreds of people dressed up as Ziggy Stardust or the Thin White Duke weren’t entertaining enough, there’ll be a host of live performers, including Lena Hall and Shannon Conley of Hedwig & The Angry Inch and variety acts The Vangeline Theater and Dirty Martini. This year’s DJs are Frankie Sharp of Westgay and Justine D of Motherf*cker.
The Losers Lounge Tribute to Roxy Music and the Music of Brian Eno
Oct. 16-18 at Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette St., nr. Astor Pl., East Village; tickets $25
Having already paid musical tribute to David Bowie, the Losers Lounge is now plumbing the repertoire of his contemporaries, Roxy Music, and the band’s most influential member, producer extraordinaire Brian Eno, who of course worked on Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy (Low, Heroes, Lodger). Joe McGinty of Manhattan Inn’s piano karaoke night (and formerly of the Psychedelic Furs) will one again lead the covers of the band’s deep cuts, and there are bound to be some fun drop-ins. More than this, there is nothing.