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Halloween Concert Rundown

Get into the Halloween spirit by catching these local concerts



This Halloween, get your obscure thrift-store costume together, put a communal bowl on your porch for the candy-hunting kiddos and head to these local shows. Halloween isn't on a school night this year, so take your pick, or hit a few of 'em in the same night and begin November as a hot mess. For a complete list of events, visit CityWeekly.net/Events. Happy Halloween!

Skalloween: 2 1/2 White Guys, Show Me Island, The Anchorage, The Sinisters
This ska-flavored Halloween party is a long-standing tradition, where guys and ghouls dress in their monster-mash finest and skank the night away. This year's Skalloween features a lineup of local ska/rocksteady acts Two & a Half White Guys, Show Me Island, The Anchorage and The Sinisters, as well as Los Angeles band Sammy Kay & the Fast Four. The Shred Shed, 60 Exchange Place (360 South), Oct. 29, 8 p.m., $8 in advance, $10 day of show ($8 with a costume), ShredShedSLC.com

Rockaween: My Fair Fiend, Cobet, Eyes Open
Muse Music Cafe is celebrating Halloween with a concert featuring dark-minded alt-rock band My Fair Fiend, rock/soul outfit Eyes Open and progressive alt-rock band Cobet. All attendees who wear costumes can have their hands stamped at the register for a free bottle of water. Muse Music Cafe, 151 N. University Ave., Provo, Oct. 30, 8:30 p.m., $5, MuseMusicCafe.com

Luna Lune, Static Waves, Barsie
Costumes are required at Velour's Halloween show, so pull out all the stops and go show off your best Walter White, Hodor or Log Lady and dance to local indie-rock acts Luna Lune, Static Waves and Barsie. Velour, 135 N. University Ave., Provo, Oct. 31, 8:30 p.m., cover TBA, VelourLive.com

Max Pain & the Groovies, Dark Seas, Breakers
If you're in the mood for some heavy reverb, serious head-banging and enough loud guitar solos to wake the dead, this lineup of psych-rock/surf bands Dark Seas, Breakers and Max Pain & the Groovies is just the ticket. Max Pain & the Groovies will have hand-numbered cassette copies of their Halloween-themed album, Live From Hell, available at the show. The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $5, TheUrbanLoungeSLC.com

Pat Maine, DJ Electronic Battleship
It was a busy summer for Salt Lake City-based emcee Pat Maine, who did 42 tour dates with the Vans Warped Tour in support of his 2012 album, Doomsday Charades. He'll be supported at this show—his first in Park City since his return—by Ogden's DJ Electronic Battleship. Cisero's, 306 Main, Park City, Oct. 31, 10 p.m., $5, Bar.Ciseros.com

Marinade Halloween Bash
Funk band Marinade can be counted on to throw a rowdy Halloween party that gets more popular every year—get your tickets early, as 2013's show sold out. Marinade will be joined by hip-hop group Grits Green and rock foursome Merchant Royal. The State Room, 638 S. State, Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $10, TheStateRoom.com

Magda-Vega, Salt Lake Spitfires, Big Face, Scumdogs
Halloween isn't Halloween without some liver damage and hearing loss, which you'll most likely get at this show featuring rawk/surf band Magda-Vega, punk-rock outfit Salt Lake Spitfires, post-punk band Big Face and Gwar tribute band (seriously) Scumdogs. Bar Deluxe, 666 S. State, Oct. 31, 9 p.m., $6.66, BarDeluxeSLC.com

Lorin Walker Madsen, Riva Rebels
Anyone who's said country music and Halloween don't go together hasn't heard Lorin Walker Madsen sing; his voice has some spooky grit to it. Madsen and his backing band, The Hustlers, will be joined by punk-rock outfit Riva Rebels at this show. ABG's, 190 W. Center St., Provo, Oct. 31, 9 p.m., cover TBA, ABGsBar.com