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Shannon & The Clams, Kid Congo, Ian Svenonius & more playing Jonathan Toubin’s 2017 Haunted Hop


Jonathan Toubin has been putting on Haunted Hop shows for Halloween since 2006 and this year’s, which happens Halloween night at The Knockdown Center, looks to be a doozy, with Shannon and the Clams, Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds, Ian Svenonius’ Escape-Ism, The Nude Party and a special “secret band.” Additionally, there will be a room with “a dozen of NYC’s finest local bands dressing and playing as The Adicts, The B-52s, Buddy Holly, The Cramps, Girlschool, The Gun Club, The Seeds, Wire, and more,” plus DJ sets from Howie Pyro and WFMU’s Todd-O-Phonic Todd, “mummy go-go dancers,” 16mm projections from Spencer Bewley and Gary Balaban, and more. Tickets are on sale now and are at a discounted $15 price till October 2 ($20 after, and $25 day of show).

Meanwhile, leading up to the Haunted Hop, Jonathan Toubin will be taking Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds on the “Trick or Treat Tour 2017,” including stops in Chicago, Detroit, DC, Philly and more. Kid Congo is also releasing a Halloween 7″ via In the Red where he covers the theme to cult horror film Spider Baby. Pressed on black-and-orange splatter vinyl and limited to (of course) 666 copies, it’s available for pre-order now.

All “Trick or Treat Tour” dates are listed, along with Jonathan Toubin’s 2017 Halloween Mix, below.


Trick or Treat Tour 2017 Dates
10/25 Chicago at The Hideout
10/26 Detroit at Third Man Records Cass Corridor
10/27 Columbus at Double Happiness
10/28 Pittsburgh at Spirit
10/29 Washington DC at Comet Ping Pong
10/30 Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s
10/31 New York at Knockdown Center

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