Tonight’s Halloween Concert Picks: The Spinto Band at Johnny Brenda’s, The Dead Milkmen at Union Transfer, A Tribute to Halloween at The Fire, Kuf Knotz’s BoomBox Collective at World Cafe Live


Indie poppers The Spinto Band are playing the spooky-scary “Dress Up and Make a Sound” event tonight at Johnny Brenda’s.  The Deleware outfit has promised to scare your face off and give you goosebumps (what else could you ask for?) with the help of Philadelphia rock ‘n’ rollers Toy Soldiers, Pittsburgh’s Delicious Pastries and DJ Langor. Tickets are $10 here; doors will open at 8:00 p.m. for the 21+ show.  Check out The Spinto Band’s video for “Muesli” below.

The Dead Milkmen will take the stage at Union Transfer for a Halloween show with Psychic Teens and MC Lars.  The Philadelphia-born band has been working on a new album at Miner Street Recording Studio and you can check out teaser clips on their website.  Tonight’s show is also the first in the Philadelphia Poster Guild’s lineup with a festive poster designed by Thom Lessner, which you’ll be able to pick up at the concert.  Tickets are $25 for the all-ages show and doors will open at 7:00 p.m.  Listen to some spooky vibes from the band’s recent recording sessions below.

Over at The Fire, it’s A Tribute to Halloween with members of Polar Ice Cap, The Stammer, The Best Westerns, The Extraordinaires, The Really Cooks and Dangerous Ponies.  The bands will be undercover as they perform cult favorites from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Pixies, Joy Division and more.  Tickets are $5 for the 21+ show here.  Doors will open at 8:00 p.m.  Stream Dangerous Ponies’ track “Ghost” below.

Get your Halloween hip hop on with Kuf Knotz’s BoomBox Collective at World Cafe Live.  Featuring soul singer Brian Owens, tonight’s event will have live music, dancing and a costume contest.  The party will begin at 8:00 p.m. and is free for all ages.  More information can be found here.  Meet Brian Owens in the promotional video below.



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