Friday, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Death From Above 1979 and Deap Vally are at House of Blues; FIDLAR, SWMRS and the Frights take over the Observatory North Park; Glen Phillips and Jonathan Kingham play at the Museum of Making Music; Ingrid Michaelson and AJR hit Humphreys Concerts by the Bay; Jacuzzi Boys, Feels, Mint Field and Sixes are at Soda Bar; Dillinger Escape Plan headlines at Brick by Brick; Dead Feather Moon, the Midnight Pine and Trouble in the Wind play at Music Box; Dead Man’s Party, Manganista and DJ Richie hit the Belly Up; The Soaks, the Herms and Vietrahm are at the Tower Bar; Grizzly Business, Super Buffet and Adult Films play at the Ken Club; RX Bandits headlines at SOMA; and Kenseth Thibideau, Pall Jenkins, Please the Trees and Rafter are at the Black Cat. Dance options include ‘80s vs. ‘90s at Bar Pink, DJ Artistic’s Hip Hop Battle Bot at the Casbah; St. Vitus Dance Party at the Whistle Stop; Caked Up at Bassmnt; Blam Blam Fever at the Hideout; Pete Tong at Bang Bang; or Matoma at Omnia.
Saturday, Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton takes over Jacobs Music Center at Symphony Hall; M83 headlines at SOMA; The Suicide Machines, Left Alone and the Bombpops hit the Irenic; Blind Pilot and the River Whyless are at the Belly Up; Papa performs at the Hideout; Sweater Beats and Different Sleep play at Soda Bar; and Digital Lizards of Doom, Shell Shock, Bang Pow and DJ Mancat are at the Merrow. Dance party options include day one of FNGRS CRSSD presents Groundwater with Justin Martin, Lane 8, Damian Lazarus, Breach, Jey Kurmis, Klatch, Modus at Petco Park; Michael vs. Prince Halloween Tribute Party with DJ Vaughn Avakian, Tramlife and Cros One at the Casbah; Heaven and Hell at the Town & Country Event Center; Monster Bash in the Gaslamp with the after party at Fluxx; Club Sabbat at Numb3rs, Booty Bassment at the Whistle Stop; National Punk Disco aka the Smiths Night at Blonde; Halloween 2016 at House of Blues; Hell Dorado at El Dorado; Damian Lazarus at Bang Bang; or Vice at Omnia.
Sunday, the Psychedelic Furs and Pom Poms are at the Belly Up; Gnash, Goody Grace, Quin and Triangle Park perform in the main room of House of Blues while Run River North plays in the House of Blues Voodoo Room; and Melissa Brooks & the Aquadolls, the Pink Slips, Jennie Vee, VAJJ, Caroline and Be All End All take over the Irenic. Get your dance party on with day two of FNGRS CRSSD presents Groundwater featuring Disclosure, Dusky, Infinity Ink, Lee K and Hannah Wants at Petco Park with the after-party at Bang Bang featuring Disclosure; Zeds Dead, Big Wild and Oshi at the Observatory North Park; Tiga at Spin; and the Morning of the Dead at Fluxx to cap off the night.
The must-do event on Monday is Halloween with Rocket From the Crypt, the Creepy Creeps, Beehive & the Barracudas, Mrs. Magician, DJ Vaughn Avakian and DJ Claire at the Lafayette Hotel.
Have a ghoulish Halloween weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
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