The witching hour is upon us, folks. Halloween is here, and if you aren’t planted on the couch, overdosing on candy while being totally engrossed in the legacies of Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers and Freddie Krueger, there are a ton of shows happening all weekend long.
First, get the weekend started right tonight (Friday, October. 28) with the East Atlanta Black Mass. On this darkest eve. of the year, Jeffrey Bützer joins Molly Harvey of the Residents, and a ragtag crew of locals dubbed the LaVey Tones, to play the music of Anotn LaVey, PJ Harvey, Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen — all songs about hell and the devil. The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra also performs, along with Ninja Puppets and Burlesque by Musee du Coeur. $7. 9 p.m. @ 529
Also tonight, F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent German horror classic Nosferatu w/ a live film score performed by Felipe Barral + a full band in Goodson Yard. Free. 8:30 p.m. The Goat Farm
St. Vincent, Cate Le Bon.
$16-$18. 9 p.m. SOLD OUT. @ The Earl
Halloween at the BigHaus/Psychedelik Samhain Party feat. Dust Bunnies, A Grimes, Platonic Sex, Christ, Lord. $? 9 p.m. @ The Big House
Screaming Females, Street Eaters, Older Member. $8. 8:30 p.m. @ WonderRoot
The Laserbeam Kitty Halloween Party w/ Cousin Dan, Sonen, DJ Keith Evans & DJ Brian Parris. $7. 9 p.m. @ The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
The Romans, Siberia My Sweet, Wolves. $8. 9 p.m. the The Drunken Unicorn
Battles, Nisennenmondai. $18. 8 p.m. @ Masquerade (Heaven)
Ben Deignan, Aleon Craft, Jackie Chain, Speakerfoxxx. $10 ($7 w/ costume). 9 p.m. @ The Basement
Odd Future. SOLD OUT. @ Center Stage
Murphy's Law, Brassknuckle Boys, the Krays, Antagonizers ATL. $20-$25. 9 p.m. @ Vinyl
Watch the Throne Feat. Kanye West And Jay-Z. 8 p.m. $37.35-$284.15 @ Phillips Arena
Portugal. The Man, Alberta Cross. $15-$17.50. 8:30 p.m. @ Variety Playhouse
Tim Kohler and the Big Tent Revival Party, New Animal @ The Cottage
Time Release DJ Set feat. Mathis Hunter and members of the Noot d' Noot crew. Free. 9 p.m. @ Sauced
Sat., Oct. 29
Riot grrrl icon and Bikini Kill/Le Tigre front woman Kathleen Hanna is spinning records for High Museum’s Culture Shock party, “Modern Masquerade,” (Sat., Oct. 29). If the weather permits, Hanna will DJ on the lawn. New York art rockers Pablo Picasso perform as well. Costumes aren’t necessary, but they are encouraged as the night comes to a head with an “alter ego” fashion show, complete with characters from Picasso and Warhol’s finest works.
Hanna will also pay a visit to WonderRoot Sat. afternoon, and will also host a screening of Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour documentary followed by a Q&A at High Museum's Hill Auditorium at 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 30. Tickets for that are $5.
Siamese Twins, Chapter24 , Concord America, Wet Rainbow. $6-$8. 9 p.m. @ 529
Ra Ra Riot, Delicate Steve, Yellow Ostrich. $15-$17. 9 p.m. @ The Earl
Halloween Bash! Carnivores, Sealions, Bake Sale (a band from Memphis, not an actual bake sale), DJ & the Bear + costume contest. $10. 8:30 p.m. @ The Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
Black Tusk Set The Dial album release show w/ Coliseum, Regents, Order of the Owl. $8-$10. 9 p.m. The Drunken Unicorn
Valient Thorr, Whores, Death On Two Wheels + performances by Kid Cedek, Street Lurkin, Sin Diesel, Niko Villamore, Dell Harris, Cherie Lily. Hosted By: Andrew W.K. 10 p.m. @ The Basement
Fitz & the Tantrums, Walk the Moon. $20-$24. 9 p.m. @ Center Stage
The Meatmen, ANTiSeen & special guests. $15. 9 p.m. @ Vinyl ***Before the show at Vinyl on Sat., Tesco Vee of the Meatmen will stop by Criminal Records at 5 p.m. To talk about the book Touch and Go: The Complete Hardcore Punk Zine '79-'83. He'll be signing books too, so make sure your shots are up to date.
Watch the Throne Feat. Kanye West And Jay-Z. 8 p.m. $69.5-$284.15 @ Phillips Arena
Soulphonics & Ruby Velle, Cute Boots, DJ Frankenbean. $50 prize for the best costume at midnight. $10. 9 p.m. @ Star Bar
Brandt Brauer Frick, Living Rooms, Lid Emba. $10. 8 p.m. @ 529
Austra, Grimes, Black Lodge. $10-$12. 8 p.m. @ The Earl
Francine Reed. $20-$100. 7:30 p.m. @ Eddie’s Attic
Stephen Stills, Josh Hisle. $35-$40. 7:30 p.m. @ Variety Playhouse
Mon., Oct. 31
Überchriist cassette release party w/ Terminal Cold (At The Gates tribute) and Shock Treatment (Ramones tribute). Free. 9 p.m. @ 529
Davila 666, Jacuzzi Boys, Barreracudas, Predator. $10. 8:30 p.m. @ The Earl
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