Start Halloween with a David Bowie dance party

* House of Loom, 1012 South 13th St., will host the perfect glam-rock beginning to the Halloween season Friday, October 12th. Moonage Daydream, a dance party tribute to David Bowie, will feature DJs spinning nothing but the Thin White Duke. Costumes inspired by any era of Bowie's career are encouraged, with the night's hosts The Church of Tomorrow, awarding a prize to the best dressed. Additionally, Loom's resident DJ Brent Crampton and the Faint/Depressed Buttons' Todd Fink will be behind the booth, with visual accompaniment provided by Evan Crown. The night will also include drag performances by Pope Trojan II, Lucretia Deville and Pat Stone. The event is $5 at the door.

* InDreama and Icky Blossoms are teaming up on Saturday, October 27th at the Slowdown, 729 North 14th St., for a Halloween costume party of their own. The show is also a celebration of InDreama's just-released self-titled album. The band, fronted by Icky Blossoms' Nik Fackler, includes Dereck Higgins, Craig D, Sam Martin, Ashley Miller and Aaron Gum. The band signed to Team Love earlier this year. The label is handling the release in conjunction with Higgins' DVH Recordings imprint. Plack Blague and Places We Slept round out the show, which costs a creepy $6.66 in advance and a standard $8 day-of-show.

* Voodoo Method and the Kris Lager Band are putting on their own big October event Friday, October 12th at the Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St. Swag Ball encourages attendees to "put on your thrift store funk and get sweaty on the dance floor," as the two bands present their own takes on funk, soul, blues and rock. The event is $7 at the door.

* Woods seem to float between to modes -- epic and concise -- with little else between. Playing at the Side Door Lounge, 3530 Leavenworth St., the New York indie rock band mostly stuck to short, sweet psych-pop nuggets that hinged on singer/guitarist Jeremy Earl's high-register croon. Those songs stick somewhere between the frat-boy days of garage rock and modern indie-pop acts like the Shins. But during Woods homespun set of sturdy melodies and punchy pop songs, the band unravelled two smoking epics. The first was a classic rock-inspired guitar jam, blistering hot with Earl's guitarwork. The second journeyed from pastoral to spacey to noisy before ended the band's set. The variety presented by these songs added a jolt to the band's set. Simon Joyner & the Ghosts' opening set brought in the nearly shoulder-to-shoulder crowd and Joyner didn't disappointed offering a mix of new songs with older tunes like "Double Joe", all of which were given an off-kilter, electrified feel from the backing Ghosts.

posted at 04:49 pm
on Tuesday, October 09th, 2012

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