The Five Best Halloween Parties in St. Louis
Last minute, very important update! It's here! Happy day, everyone. And ho buddy do we have just the celebratory update to this here official RFT recommended Halloween show list: A bunch of punks and rock & rollers are going to do cover sets on the second floor of 2720 Cherokee. To wit, from the Facebook event:
Jon Gitchoff This weekend was just the warm-up lap for that Tickle-Me Elmo costume.
SEX PISTOLS - (members of Glass Teeth, Corbeta Corbata and The Saints)
WIRE - (Trauma Harness)
WARSAW - (Shaved Women)
JAY REATARD - (members of Sam's Club)
NEW YORK DOLLS - (Bad Dates / Cherry)
THE STOOGES - (members of Bug Chaser / Warm Jets USA)
RUSTED SHUT - (Catholic Guilt)
It starts right at 8 p.m. and donations will be accepted.
That most excellent of holidays -- the one where we get to dress up in goofy costumes, the one where it's considered par for the course to vandalize your neighbors' houses, the one where strangers give children candy and everyone is cool with it -- HALLOWEEN is nigh! Skeleton decorations blanket the country, candy fills Walgreens by the truckloads and I've already heard "Monster Mash" too many times. (Note: Once is too many.)
This year we thought we'd give you a heads-up about some of the more interesting Halloween-themed shows in town tomorrow. Get a costume and get out there!
8:00 p.m. October 31
@ The Pageant - $25-$30
Boston Celtic-punk warriors Dropkick Murphys playing the Pageant on Halloween itself! It is probably a happenstance result of tour routing, or maybe DM knows what St. Louis does: that the Pageant is one of the best venues in the country, and that this town knows how to party. Come dressed up, but please note: A kilt is not a costume. (DH)
South City Halloween Dance Party
9:00 p.m. October 31
w/ Adult Fur, AtM/Mastermind Einstein, Palace, Bear Hive
@ Off Broadway - $5 / $8
Lineups don't get more diverse than this, but it all hangs together nicely. The electronic weirdness of Adult Fur will pair well with the energetic hip-hop of AtM (after all, the former has done production work for the latter). Palace brings its ABBA-ready chops, and Bear Hive is quickly nailing down one of the most solid indie rock live sets in town. So even if you come for the Halloween thematics, you'll likely stick around for the music. (KM)