Halloween’s Top Live-Music Picks

The Scream Zone ain't the only game in town, kids. Music fans, take a look at all the haunting events coming your way on Halloween.

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This may be our favorite picture from the party. He's in the HOUSE!!!
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For a more hip-hop-oriented Halloween, head to Fluxx to see iconic rapper Too $hort. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
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Soda Bar's annual Halloween party features Hills Like Elephants covering the Talking Heads, Wild Wild Wets covering Shocking Blue, Sleeping Ghost covering Jesus & the Mary Chain and Roxy Jones covering Nine Inch Nails!
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For the softer side of Halloween, head to Humphreys by the Bay for ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro. Tickets are $50. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for AEG Live)
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Paranormal Parq (day 1) features I Heart Memphis performing "Hit the Quan" live and DJ Scene on Halloween. There will also be aerial dancers, 19 VIP tables and the largest HD LED wall on this side of the world. Tickets are $20.
San Holo takes over Bang Bang on Halloween -- $10 at the door.
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DJ Vice hits Omnia on Halloween. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $30.
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Monster Bash takes over eight blocks downtown with music by more than 20 DJs, while the freak shows wander for $5,000 in costume contest cash prizes. Tickets are available at sandiegomonsterbash.com.
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The Massaquerade Ball at the Lafayette Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 31, features live acrobatic performances, fire eating, stilt walking and Jenaux headlining.
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On Saturday, Oct. 31, head to the W Hotel rooftop for the Haunted W party with DJ Richard Vission.
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On Oct. 31, the AD Nightclub Apocalypse Party goes down with DJ Bamboozle and the "AD Demons."
Showtek takes on Omnia on Halloween -- tickets range from $20 to $30.
The House of Blues Halloween Block Party spans 30,000 square feet and has $1,000 in cash prizes, plus performances from Kinjaz of MTV's "America's Best Dance Crew," DJ Melo-D of Beat Junkies, DJ Artistic, Tramlife and more.
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Ghetto Blaster, No Knife and the Dabbers hit the Casbah for Halloween. Tickets are $25.
Head to Lounge 6 atop Hotel Solamar downtown for a Halloween Bash with DJs Leteezy and Isolator.
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Night of the Shred hits Brick by Brick on Halloween with sets by the Shrine, Windhand, Bang, Elder, Monolord and Black Bombain! Tickets are $20 in advance, and the show starts at 5 p.m. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Can't get enough spooky Halloween horrors? Head to the Observatory North Park on Monday, Nov. 2, for Ghost.(Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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