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Bands and venues all over the city are dusting off the cobwebs and getting into the Halloween spirit for cover sets, tribute sets and all-out, mischief-inducing fun. Below (and above) you’ll find a round-up of flyers for some of the weekend’s best holiday offerings, which include appearances by “The Rolling Stones,” “The Cure” and “Hall & Oates.” Click the posters for more information on each show and for a full line-up of weekend concerts visit the XPN Concert Calendar here.
Upper Darby-based trio The Fleeting Ends have announced that they will be unveiling new music to the crowds as they take over Milkboy Philly every Wednesday in November. The rockers created a buzz after the release of their full-length album Our Eyes Are Peeled back in March 2013, which led to fan-favorite set at the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival.
English rockers The Damned bring their Hallow-East tour to The TLA tonight. Formed in 1976, the influential punk rock stalwarts are credited with leading the punk crusade by releasing the genre’s first single and LP. In 2008 The Damned released their most recent effort So, Who’s Paranoid?, a record that plays more towards the band’s 1980s gothic heyday than its 70s punk roots. Listen to The Damned’s first single, “New Rose,” below and pick up tickets here.
On Saturday, November 1st the Mural Arts Program will unveil a new mural at 21st and Ellsworth Streets. The art piece, created by Ernel Martinez, is called ASpire and is dedicated to the late Dr. Shawn L. White. The event will bring Mural Arts Month to a close with a street festival featuring music, food and vendors while honoring one of the cities most devoted activists.
Australian brother-sister act Angus and Julia Stone make an appearance at Union Transfer tonight. The duo teamed up again for this year’s self-titled LP, following a handful of solo efforts that were released after 2010′s critically acclaimed Down the Way. While primarily an acoustic folk project, the Stones approach their songs from a blues angle. Watch their video for “A Heartbreak” below and pick up tickets here.