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Join Us at TJ Kong’s Halloween Costume Ball Rock & Roll Murdershow!

We’ll be busy gettin’ our Halloween on tomorrow so we wanted to give you the schedule for TJ Kong’s Halloween Costume Ball Rock and Roll Murdershow. There will be FREE Spaten beer (maybe some Irish whiskey if you’re lucky), food, costume prizes, dancing, visual art, and much, much more so dress to impress! You can purchase discounted advance tix here or from any of the participating bands. Looking forward to seeing some creative costumes and hearing some good tunes! The Ukie Club, 47 N. Franklin St. (Northern Liberties West Between 7th & 8th and Poplar St.), 2pm - whenevs, $10 adv/$15 door, All Ages - The Deli Staff
Set Times:
2:30pm - 3:00pm - FLAMINGO
3:15pm - 3:45pm - THE POWDER KEGS
4:00pm - 4:30pm - BUSSES
4:45pm - 5:15pm - PENROSE
5:30pm - 6:00pm - UGH GOD
7:00pm - 7:30pm - THE YES WAY
7:45pm - 8:15pm - CHEERS ELEPHANT
8:30pm - 9:15pm - DA COMRADE!
9:30pm - 10:15pm - PROWLER
10:30pm - 11:15pm - TJ KONG AND THE ATOMIC BOMB
11:30pm - 12:15am - THE SPOOKS
12:30am - 1:15am - TOY SOLDIERS
1:30am - ? - ???

The Making Time/R5 Halloween Freak Out - Part III at The Barbary Oct. 30

It’s Mischief Night so let’s get into some trouble! Making Time/R5 will be taking over all three floors of The Barbary tonight. They’ll be surrounded by plenty of their friends/the usual suspects spinning what’s near and dear to their hearts. Unfortunately, there is no rad video from Klip Collective to get you into the mood this year so let’s flashback to "Making Time’s Thriller 3000” video (below) from last year to get you feelin’ festive. Also swing by The Ox if you are looking for a little change of scenery (or are just under 21) for their Halloween Funn! The Barbary, 951 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - H.M. Kauffman

Making Time's Thriller 3000 from Klip Collective


The Black Belles & The Greenhornes @ Third Man Records, 10/30/10

Just in case you don’t already have enough shows and parties lined up to attend this Halloween weekend, you might want to consider making your way to 7th Avenue to see The Black Belles play their first gig at Third Man Records. This Nashville quartet of sleek, raven-haired ladies was discovered by Jack White and, like the White Stripes, The Black Belles belt their lyrics in the style of ’60s soul, while the crash of the snare and the bluesy guitar-squealing add some grit. Be sure to listen for the song “What Can I Do,” which is noisy garage rock at its finest and one of their first recordings. And don’t forget to catch The Greenhornes set and pick up a copy of their new LP, “★ ★ ★ ★,” since this is their release show, after all. Doors are at 8 p.m. – Deli Editor


The Haunting of Fursaxa at Highwire Gallery Oct. 30

Local native Fursaxa (a.k.a. Tara Burke) conjures up cinematic soundscapes that are mystical and strange. Strange like a séance or a foggy moon-filled night. The ancient sounding intro of “Alone in the Dark Wood” feels like a high-register Gregorian chant, notes bending into twangy strums that settle yet linger like ghosts. There’s something hypnotic and calming in the way the track unfolds, in the way it deconstructs as it progresses, isolating each component with focus and haunting emphasis. Similar to Fever Ray nix the overt dramatics, Fursaxa’s sound exists on the same plane as folklore or myths. Whether it’s the swelling rush of “Cle Elum” or the tolling “Bells of Capistrano”, Fursaxa will entrance you at first listen, note by note each time. Burke will be joined tonight at the Highwire Gallery by The New Heaven and The New Earth, Killa and Vincent Fournier-Boisvert. Highwire Gallery, 2040 Frankford Ave., 8pm, $8, All Ages - Dianca Potts

Weekend Warrior, October 29 - 31

It’s motherfuckin’ Halloween weekend - our absolute favorite time of the year! And to prove it we have 2 extra special events that we will be presenting to you. Tonight our buddies Grimace Federation will be kickin’ off the weekend in style when they celebrate the release of their new EP On Velvet at Johnny Brenda’s with West Philadelphia Orchestra and Univox! (Check out our interview for Where Is My Mind? below with Grimace’s Xack Xweig.) But remember that there will be no rest for the wicked this weekend so we’ll be joining TJ Kong and some of your favorite up-and-coming local artists like The Spooks, Cheers Elephant, Toy Soldiers, and much, much more for the Halloween Costume Ball Rock and Roll Murdershow all day and night this Sunday at The Ukie Club! We will also have a very special headliner that will be taking you into the AM. This evening is going to rock, and we are already sitting around in our costumes waiting. The FREE Spaten Beer will be flowing like water, and there will also be food, costume prizes, dancing, fire, virgin sacrifices, and sexy ladies and gents! Tix are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase them in advance here or from any of the participating bands. Let’s get ready to get freaky! Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+; The Ukie Club, 847 N. Franklin St. (Northern Liberties West Between 7th & 8th and Poplar St.), 2pm - whenevs, $10 adv/$15 door, All Ages

Other things to help you get in trouble or laid...

Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N. Front St.) FRI Hot Guts, SAT Mr. Unloved
North Star Bar (2639 Poplar St.) SAT Hong Kong Stingray and The Crooks, SUN Ruder Than You
The Fire (412 W. Girard Ave.) FRI The Fractals, SAT Kevin James Devine, SUN Cowmuddy
M Room (15 W. Girard Ave.) FRI Goodnight Lights, The Quelle Source, Long Walk Home
Tritone (1508 South St.) SAT The Midnight Beat and The Tulanes, SUN The Wallace Brothers Band
Millcreek Tavern (4200 Chester Ave.) FRI Conversation with Enemies, The Josh and Pete Band, Eat Your Birthday Cake
Tin Angel (20 S. 2nd St.) FRI Victoria Spaeth
The Trocadero (1003 Arch St.) FRI Jedi Mind Tricks, Freeway, Reef The Lost Cauze Freeway, SAT CKY
The Ox (2nd and Oxford St.) SAT Halloween Funn
Highwire Gallery (2040 Frankford Ave.) SAT Fursaxa, The New Heaven and The New Earth, SUN  Tadoma
JR's Bar (2327 S. Croskey St.) SAT McRad
World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) SUN (Downstairs) Matt Duke, (Upstairs) Drink Up Buttercup, Screwjack, Levee Drivers
The Blockley Pourhouse (3801 Chestnut St.) FRI Illinois, SAT Phillybloco, SUN Sean Hoots, The Spinning Leaves, Hezekiah Jones, Chirs Kaspar
Fergie’s (1214 Sansom St.) FRI New Pony
Connie’s Ric Rac (1132 S. 9th St.) FRI Dani Mari CD Release Party
The Barbary (951 N. Frankford St.) FRI Making Time/R5 Halloween Freak Out!

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