Greetings, freaks and fiends. As you may know, your friendly neighborhood Austin Music Minute maven is all about All Hallow’s Eve. In the spirit of the season, here are a handful of AMM show picks to make your fright night extra fabulous:
-This is getting your freak on at full volume. Neon Rainbow is serving up FREAK Fright NIGHT at The Electric Church, 5018 E. Cesar Chavez. Annihilating the night are Stretch Panic, Rattlesnake Milk, Hollow Trees and Saucy Yoda. And you know those trippy Ether Wave visuals take it over the top. Dig.
-Putrid punk perfection. Hell yes, that was a compliment. Embrace the eardrum-exploding awesomeness at Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville Rd. featuring Vampyre, Pleasure Venom, Jerkagram, Oozer and Riot Punch. Taking no prisoners, wimp.
-Setting my dark little heart a-flutter, wicked electronic and industrial darkness invade Empire Control Room, 606 E. 7th St. There’s no stopping the blackest rages of Los Angeles band 3Teeth, and Austin-based artists Curse Mackey (a superb Evil Mothers track was featured on today’s AMM), SINE, Bloody Knives, and Black Magic Cyborg. The divine DJ MiseryMachine provides the heart-pounding spins to keep your blood pumping.
-Calling all phenomenal frights. Heed the delectable debauchery of the White Ghost Shivers 14th Annual Halloween Ball at Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave. The Shivers shake it up with special guests Scorpio Rising on the bill.
Here’s to a very Happy Halloween, monster mashers. And, if you happen to see your humble AMM host out and about tonight, please don’t ask me if I’m in costume. That’s how I look all – year – round…
(Did you catch my Mistress of the Dark reference? Click on the AMM MP3 below and listen, darling…)