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Sounds Like San Diego: October 31

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Christina McCord, courtesy of Dead Oceans
    The Donkeys headline a scary-good bill on Halloween at SoundDiego LIVE at the Office in North Park.

    I was wondering why Halloween has become a holiday -- if it is that -- that's more for adults than kids, and got to thinking that since the '90s, children weren't really allowed to go on their own for trick-or-treating and explore the ghoulish nights because somewhere along the line we were convinced that it was too dangerous. The result, then, is adults going berserk over festivities that really didn't exist back in the day. This year is no exception for grownups; there are so many choices for events parties, and live music, but on this night, SoundDiego would love for you to come trick-or-treat with us at the Office for this month's installment of SoundDiego Live. We'll have a costume contest with some great prizes, amazing local bands and, of course, a hosted happy hour presented by Jack Daniel's. We'll wrap it up early, too, so whether you have to work in the morning or this is just your first stop before catching bands like Transfer at the Casbah or Rocket From the Crypt at House of Blues, we'll get you set up for a great night.

    Thursday, Oct. 31:

    • SoundDiego Live, featuring the Donkeys, the Frights, Gloomsday @ The Office (free)
    • Halloween Takeover, featuring Rocket From the Crypt, the Creepy Creeps, Deadbolt, Beehive & the Barracudas, Mrs. Magician, DevFits (Rob Crow) @ House of Blues
    • 91x Boo's Cruise, with Surfer Blood, Gone Baby Gone @ Hornblower
    • Two Door Cinema Club, St. Lucia @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay (sold out)
    • The Visual Underground Presents Spooky Vue- Dead Celebrity! feat. Transfer, Low Volts, The Heavy Guilt Duo @ Casbah
    • Saint Diego, the Routine, Hidden Lines @ Ken Club
    • Hollow Wieners @ Bar Pink
    • El D Halloween, featuring the Munsters vs Addams Family, featuring Morse Code, Adam Salter, Saul Q, Mike Delgado @ El Dorado 
    • Halloween Soul Dance & Potluck Party @ Queen Bee's 
    • 4th Annual Halloween Spooktacular, featuring San Diego bands playing/dressing like Spacemen 3, Notorious B.I.G. Misfits, Led Zeppelin @ Soda Bar
    • An Evening with Falling in Reverse (unplugged and uncensored) @ SOMA
    • MC Lars, D&D Sluggers, Amanda Lepre @ The Merrow
    • Halloween Party with Okapi Sun @ Belly Up
    • Analog Horror Picture Show, featuring WallflowerFood @ Analog
    • Blood Dancer, Coda Reactor, Lord Howler @ Tin Can
    • Experience Halloween, featuring Villains @ Bassmnt
    • Halloween Party @ Go Lounge
    • Halloween Discoteca Extravaganza @ El Camino 
    • Halloween Bash. featuring EC Twins, Designer Drugs @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • Brothers Gow @ Boar Cross'n
    • Void Halloween Party @ The Void
    • The Crypt Keepers Ball @ Tio Leo's
    • Happy Hour Jam @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
    • Halloween Party, with Psychothermia, D.P.I., Se7en 4 @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
    • Halloween Fun @ Whistle Stop
    • Sammy Bliss, Halo, Mikey Lion, DJ Patricio @ Bahia Resort
    • 13-A Reunion, Supersonic Dragon Wagon, Visceral @ Brick By Brick
    • Halloween Night, with Ginuwine @ Fluxx
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom (414 N. Magnolia, El Cajon)
    • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
    • The Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge 
    • Seria Star @ Kava Lounge
    • Ottly Mercer, Whiskey Avengers, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's
    • Dazed and Confused Halloween Show @ 710 Beach Club

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.