PHX Countdown to Halloween: Night #5: Rock til You Drop...Dead

The Luxury are attending The Pill's 10th Annual Halloween show as Oasis on Wednesday 

Well, shit, is it the weekend already? Best speed up this countdown to 'Ween and hit you with a two-fer today. As is tradition, bands are dressing up (musically, that is) as their favorite artists-- dead or alive-- and headlining Halloween cover and tribute shows around town this weekend and on Halloween night. Here are just a few.


"HALLOWEEN HANGOVER 12: NIGHT 1" | With Cougar Bait, Mojo Kick, Sour D Cosmodrome, and Western Education | 7:30 pm at the Middle East Upstairs | $12; $10 advance | 617.864.EAST

"HALLOWEEN HANGOVER NIGHT 1" | With  Skinny Cleveland, Ryan Jackson Troika, Left Hand Does, School For Robots, and Bent Knee | 9 pm at Precinct | 617.623.9211


"DEADBEAT'S HALLOWEEN BASH" | With Grateful Dead cover band Deadbeat and hippie costume contest ($100 cash prize for the guy and girl with best Dead or hippie-themed costume) | 9:30 pm at Sally O'Brien's | $5 | 617.666.3589

"HALLOWEEN HANGOVER 12: NIGHT 2" | With Shoney Lamar & the Equal Rights, OTP, Ellis Ashbrook, Kristen Ford Band, and The Symptoms | 7:30 pm at the Middle East Upstairs | $12; $10 advance | 617.864.EAST

"HALLOWQUEEN: THE LIGHTS OUT 4TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA" | With the Lights Out as Queen, Sidewalk Driver as Spinal Tap, the Field Effect as Weezer, and I Pistol as Nirvana | 7:30 pm at Church | $12; $10 advance |

"HALLOWEEN HANGOVER NIGHT 2" | With Effzero, Waves, Semi-Good Looking, Shotgun Waltz, and Ways to Fall |  9 pm at Precinct | 617.623.9211


"HALLOWEEN PARTY!" | With The New Dumb & Friends as the Hives, Great Lakes USA as the Lawrence Arms, Roger as Dashboard Confessional, Courters as the Sonics, and Ex-Magicians as the Clash |  8 pm at Charlie's Kitchen | $5 | 617.492.9646


"HALLOWEEN COSTUME SHOW" | With Babydriver as Modern Lovers '88, Earthquake Party! as Nirvana, Personal Finance as Them, and Pimple Zoo as Guided By Voices | 9 pm at T.T. the Bear's | $8 | 617.492.2327

"HALLOWEEN HOOTENANNY" | With Otter Control and Coq Au Vin | 8 pm at the Vault | 617.292.3355

THE HARDER THEY COME 40TH ANNIVERSARY HALLOWEEN TRIBUTE SHOW | Destroy Babylon play classic 1972 movie soundtrack The Harder They Come, along with the Sterns as Fleetwood Mac and The Fat Mikes as NOFX | 8 pm at the Middle East Upstairs | $10 | 617.864.EAST

"JOHNNY D'S HALLOWEEN PARTY"  | With Power of Love as Huey Lewis and Bikini Whale as the B-52's. Costume contest for most original 80s outfit | 7:30 pm at Johnny D's | $10 | 617.776.2004

"THE DOCTORS FOX AS CAKE HALLOWEEN TRIBUTE SHOW" | 9 pm at the Middle East Corner | Free | 617.864.3278

"THE PILL 10TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN SHOW" | With The Luxury as Oasis, The New Highway Hymnal as The Stooges, Color Channel as LCD Soundsystem, Ruby Ridge as The Knife, and pill residents DJ Ken & Michael V | 9 pm at Great Scott | $10 | 617.566.9014

"WALTER SICKERT PRESENTS THE SQUIDHOUSE OF HORROR" HALLOWEEN SHOW | Hosted by Johnny Blazes with music by Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, XNY, Darling Pet Munkee, and Moe Pope. Halloween burlesque by the Bunny Collective and more | 8 pm at Brighton Music Hall | $15 | 617.779.0140

And don't forget to check out our full Halloween listings -- parties, shows, costume pub crawls, themed dinners, scary movies, and more-- at!  


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