Too old for trick-or-treating? Not into haunted houses? Looking for more excitement than handing out candy to an army of Hannah Montanas, and Transformers? Tired of doing the “Monster Mash?” Here are some of our top picks for Halloween songs and a few parties if you’re still looking for something to do after you’ve watched “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” for the 100th time.
Jill Sobule – Slutty Halloween
Jill expresses her distaste for the lack of original and decent Halloween costumes. Listen on jillsobule.com.
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Slightly creepy, super catchy and what’s scarier than a loose killer?
Oingo Boingo – Weird Science & Dead Man’s Party
Warren Zevon – Werewolves of London
Tom Waits – Don’t Go Into That Barn
Let’s face it, Tom is always a little… unsettling.
And a few Halloween events:
One Kind Favor – Swallow Hill
Playing the classic Grateful Dead album, American Beauty in its entirety, One Kind Favor (feat. ex-Shakedown Street members) will be in Daniels Hall at Swallow Hill.
Earlier in the day, Julie Davis will be giving a workshop on getting over stage fright.
Anba Dlo – New Orleans
A benefit for The New Orleans Hope and Heritage Project and The New Orleans Healing Center, in the heart of a city known for the spooky and occult. The line-up includes Stanton Moore Trio with James Singleton, 101 Runners, Coco Robichaux, Kora Konnection, Sean Johnson and Wild Lotus Band, and Karmic Foundation DJs. In addition to all the great music, there’s a costume party, a NOLA prison-themed haunted house and an art show featuring the work of 50 local university art faculty members. More at The New Orleans Healing Center.
And a few more concerts around the country:
Monsters of Folk (Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Jim James, & Mike Mogis) – The Louisville Palace, Louisville, KY
Widespread Panic – Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
Los Lobos – Northern Lights Theater, Milwaukee, WI
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Tipitina’s French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
Phish Festival – Indio, CA