Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Week is our Favorite Week!

Halloween has always been Bully in the Hallway's favorite time of year. We've had the great pleasure of having a few great Halloween shows in years past where we got away with playing a few covers like "She Don't Use Jelly," "Cashing In" and even a brief rendition of "Listen to the Music."

Well, we've told you about our upcoming show where we're playing Fugazi as "Boogazi" along with friends Cealed Kasket, Slushy and Darkness and Goblin King at Exit on 10/31, but we thought we'd chime in to share some thoughts and previews for some of the other great Halloween shows that are stacking up as well.

Bully Halloween show, 2009?

Our good friends in Secret Colours are behind the Spookadelic - A Psychedelic Halloween, kicking off Thursday 10/27. It's at SubT, features Goose Island beer specials, an oil-projection, and the musical styles of Secret Colours, The Vacant Lots, Troubadour Dali, and Radar Eyes. There's even a free mixtape!

Friday you can head over to Double Door to see Chicago favorites White Mystery, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, Satan's Youth Ministers and DJ Sloppy White in an XRT Halloween show.

Saturday 10/29 has a lot of great options as well, with the Husker Dudes, the"Only Husker Du cover band" to play all Husker tunes at Quenchers along with Daemon Familiar as Sugar, doubling up the Bob Mould factor, and Knife of Simpson is coming as the lovable Danzig.

If you head south on Western to the Empty Bottle on 10/29 you'll also find Football, the Mannequin Men, Outer Minds and Coffin Pricks. No strangers to Halloween changeovers, I've heard that the MM may be going as an early iteration of the Cure, and we all know Football is going to continue their relentless onslaught of Chicago. 

Here's Football playing a gig this summer at the Logan Square Monument, in full traditional Indian Garb. This wasn't even a Halloween show yet they showed up in costume.

In addition to This Must Be The Band (a year-round Talking Heads Tribute) playing at Beat Kitchen, Sunday 10/30 brings out a great bill that I literally just got wind of - Sebadoh and Chicago locals Mazes play Schubas. Not sure if it's a Halloween show or not, but I'm just wondering how did this fly under the radar!?!

And finally, we all know what's happening Monday 10/31, right?? But if you're not in a Fugazi/Exit mood, you can always head to Empty Bottle to see Sybris play with Apteka, Touched by a Ghoul and the Bingers. Or do it all!

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