Halloween approacheth y’all, and now that Ebola has hit NYC it’s time to nix that costume you knew was a terrible idea in the first place, which leaves you little time to figure out where you’re gonna be guzzling treats on the big night. Thank Hades we’ve got you covered with a list of bands playing as other bands. And jah, Kurt Cobain is amongst them.
HALLOWEEEEEEN at Cake Shop
Vomitface are robing up as Nirvana, and their costumes won’t be too far from the music they usually play– these guys are pretty straight forward 90’s grunge rock. Clean Girls will pump some sugar into their bleak as hell set when they take the stage as Blink 182. A slew of others are lined up to play as well– the unreasonably named 999999999 (aka “All Nines”) as Television, Alien Trilogy as Devo, Tape Deck Mountain as Daniel Johnston’s Delay Peal, Death to Slater as The Beach Boys, and Schmear as Meat Puppets. Friday October 31s at 8 pm, $8, $6 with costume, Lower East Side.
OK so apparently every day is Halloween for these dudes. Mr. Brownstone claim to be the “world’s drunkest tribute to Guns N’ Roses.” But at least of them is a serious musician– Sean Greenhalgh (aka Axl) moonlights as the drummer of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Some other weird facts: Mr. Brownstone has played the Late Show with David Letterman, uh and they told everyone they were done playing shows back in 2006. Friday October 31st doors at 11 pm, $10, Williamsburg.
Past Halloween shows at The Silent Barn have been total ragers, so this one’s definitely worth checking out. The Bushwick venue has a coven of bands lined up to bring you back to simpler times, the ’90s. The audience will endure funky slap bass when Delicate Steve takes the stage as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Heeney will perform as Weezer, Banned Books as The Pixies, ADVAETA and Dara Hirsch of Journalism will channel Courtney Love’s prime as Hole, members of Celestial Shore and Journalism team up as Blink 182, and finally Sam Miller does The Nightmare Before Christmas (so, Tom Waits?). Finally, Dear Leader (of BK) will play as The Neptunes, oddly enough. Friday October 31st at 9 pm, $12, $10 with costume, Bushwick.
Ugh, soak up the scene at Glasslands while you still can. Mutual Benefit is headlining and playing as, well, it’s a surprise. TRICK OR TREAT YOU WON’T KNOW TILL YA GO. But the two openers have picked their costumes already and are playing some rather disparate sets– Emily Reo will sing pop tunes by Lana Del Ray, and Conveyor will perform as Buddy Holly. Friday October 31st at 7 pm, $15, Williamsburg.