By now, it’s become a horror movie cliche that just when you think the monster or whatever evil force that has been running amuck is finally dead, it springs up and attacks again.
A more fun version of that can be found in the way we celebrate Halloween. Since most of the parties or bar festivities took place over last weekend, it seems like the holiday has already returned to its crypt for another year. Kids still have trick or treating to look forward to, but is there anything left for adults?
There’s another cover band event taking place at Martyrs’ Pub on Lincoln Avenue tonight. It’s titled Halloween Flashback Party, and features The Lincoln Squares performing Nirvana’s groundbreaking Nevermind CD; and Diana And The Dishes performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller. In addition, Terrible Spaceship will be performing their Invaders 1938 CD, which was inspired by the War Of The Worlds broadcast by Orson Welles and is described as “a terrifying story you can dance to.” Terrible Spaceship will also perform its second CD, Zontar, the Thing from Venus. Guests are invited to come in costumes.
They’ll be celebrating Halloween Madness tonight with a tribute band showcase at Durty Nellie’s in Palatine. The lineup is Farraday as Blink 182; Belmont Cross as Paramore, American Autumn as Fall Out Boy; and Another Black Hour as Metallica. $10 admission, $7 if in costume.
Soundtrack Serenade will be performing the soundtrack from Saturday Night Fever at Reggie’s Music Joint on State Street tonight. The musicians involved include Neal Alger, Charlie Short, Phil Angotti, Holly Senchak, Dan Ingenthron, Aaron McEvers, Ben Bell Bern, and Chris Anderson. Keep in mind wearing a white leisure suit would be scarier than any costume. The show starts at 9:00PM. Also at Reggie’s tonight, Select Zombie Musicians will be performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller album.