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There's no rest for the wicked -- or for live music. Here are the scariest shows coming to town this Halloween.

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Soda Bar, Oct. 31: Soda Bar hosts its eighth annual Halloween Spooktacular. Members of Subtropics, Doc Hammer and Mt. Pleasant take on Rage Against the Machine while Dream Joints, Wild Wild Wets and Sleeping Ghost members take on the Bunnymen and more. Only $6!
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Belly Up, Oct. 31: Do Halloween right with the ‘80s Heat cover band up in Solana Beach. Doors are at 8 p.m. and entrance is $25 per person.
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The Holding Company, Oct. 31: Head to OB for this Halloween party and costume contest featuring DJs Mancat and Ofier. 8 p.m., free.
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Parq, Oct. 31: Celebrate All Hallow's Eve with in-demand DJ/producer Chuckie. Tickets are $10 and the show starts at 10 p.m. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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Blonde Bar, Oct. 31: Head to this Mission Hills bar for an “It”-themed Halloween party featuring Alkaline Quatro (Alkaline Trio tribute band by Fishing For Chips). Starts at 9 p.m., cover is $5.
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Bassmnt, Oct. 31: Bassrush presents "Rott n’ Roll" with the perfect-for-Halloween DJ/producer Zomboy. 18-and-over. 9 p.m., tickets are $15.
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Space Bar, Oct. 31: Space's “Halloween Rager” will feature cover sets of Adicts, Blitz, Nirvana and Andrew W.K. songs by local musicians. Doors at 8 p.m., $5 cover.
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Omnia, Oct. 31: Jauz. Tickets start at $20.78.
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The Casbah, Oct. 31: Head to Kettner Boulevard for a "Michael Jackson vs Prince" tribute party with DJs Vaughn Avakian, Tramlife, Cros One, Artistic (pictured), Big Daddy, and Dash Eye – along with special musical tributes to James Brown, Rick James, Amy Winehouse, David Bowie, TuPac and Notorious B.I.G as well. Pre-sale tickets are $10, doors are at 8 p.m.
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The Merrow, Oct 31: This Hillcrest venue hosts a night of crushing metal featuring Fadrait, Old Man Wizard, Ineaona, and Dreadnought. Doors at 8 p.m., tickets are $10 at the door.
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The Observatory North Park, Oct. 31: Two of hip-hop's greatest artists, Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli, join forces as Black Star for this Halloween show. Doors at 7 p.m., tickets are $30. Don't miss it.
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