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Shammstein, at P.A.'s on Friday

Halloween weekend is the only time of year during which you can choose between two -- yes, two -- Poison cover shows. Check out the local rock fare this weekend as Boston bands strap on their best imitation gear and pay homage to the greats in venues across the city, from The Talking Heads to Black Sabbath to Rammstein and back again.

90's Emo/Punk Flashbacks at O'Brien | October 29
Green Day (Fatal Flaw) + Texas is the Reason (members of Information, Barnicle, Modifiers, and Whitewife) + Quicksand (Jack Burton and David Lo Pan) + Dag Nasty (Capital Radio) | O’Brien’s Pub, Allston | October 29 @ 8 pm | $9 | www.obrienspubboston.com

Ode to the UK at T.T. The Bear's Place | October 29
The Talking Heads (members of Mean Creek, Campaign for Real Time, and Polarbaron) + Robert Palmer with all-star band (John Powhida + Chris Cote) + The Replacements (Preacher Roe) + The Who (Heavens to Murgatroid) | T.T. The Bear’s Place, Cambridge | October 29 @ 9 pm | $9 | www.ttthebears.com

More Heads and Zep at Precinct | October 30
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band (Love in Stockholm) + Led Zepplin (Hey Mama) + the Talking Heads (Turkuaz) | Precinct, Somerville | October 30 @ 8 pm | $10 | www.precinctbar.com

Union Square Round Table presents: Rammstein tribute at P.A.'s | October 30
Shammstein (members of Magic People, Young Sexy Assassins, Tristan Da Cunha, Quincunx) | P.A.'s Lounge, Somerville | October 30 @ 9:30 pm | $8-$11 | paslounge.com

Hard Rock Heaven at O'Brien's Pub | October 30

Kiss (Fukk) + Exploited (Rampant Decay) + Life of Agony (Composted) + Sleep/Pentagram (Modern Voice) | O’Brien’s Pub, Allston | October 30 @ 9 pm | $9 | www.obrienspubboston.com

More Brit Legends at Great Scott | October 30
The Pill's 7th annual Halloween Show feat. Radiohead (Daily Pravada) + The Clash (Televandals) + The Smiths (Honors) + the Sounds (Lindsey Starr & the Chemical Smiles) | Great Scott, Allston | October 30 @ 10 pm | $10 | greatscottboston.com

Led Zep and Poison at Midway Cafe | October 30
Led Zeppelin (Battleships Cometh) + Poison (Full Time Dreamers) | Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain | October 30 @ 8 pm | www.midwaycafe.com

More Poison! With Rod Stewart at Cask 'n Flagon | October 30
Poison (Flesh ‘n Blood) + Rod Stewart (First Class Fool) | Olivers @ Cask ‘n Flagon | October 30 @ 8 pm | $10 | 617.232.0188 or www.myspace.com/thecask

Metal Mayhem at Midway Cafe | October 31
Guns ‘n Roses (The Motion Sick) + Black Sabbath (Amigazo) | Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain | October 31 @ 9 pm | www.midwaycafe.com

Rod Stewart/The Faces at the Toad | October 31
"Early Rod Stewart/Faces/Jeff Beck Group" (BrownBoot feat. Jordan Valentine) + The V-Roys (Chuck Melchin and the Bean Pickers Union) | Toad, Cambridge | October 31 @ 7 pm | free | www.toadcambridge.com

Faux Wave and Sham Glam at Church | October 31
Big Halloween Bash! with Duran Duran (The Luxury) + the Runaways (Gene Dante) + Phil Collins (The Lights Out) + Ziggy Stardust (Sidewalk Driver) | Church, Boston | October 31 @ 8 pm | $12 | www.churchofboston.com

The Artists Formerly Known As ... | October 31
Depeche Mode (Lifestyle) + Prince & the Revolution (Lake Champagne) | Great Scott, Allston | October 31 @ 9 pm | $10 | greatscottboston.com

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