What’s going on Monday (Halloween)?
Village Halloween Parade
This is the 43rd edition of what is maybe NYC’s best parade, and this year’s theme is “Reverie.” You can be in it, the only stipulation is you must be in costume and the lineup starts at 6:30 PM at 6th Ave at Canal St. You can also watch the Village Halloween Parade live on NY1.
Show Me The Body, Brujas, Jaguar Pyramids, Baby Glock @ Aviv
Greenpoint DIY venue Aviv sadly closes its doors for good after tonight, which is the venue’s very last show. It’s headlined by hardcore/hip hop blenders Show Me The Body, who seem like a good fit for both Halloween and a crazy goodbye show.
S U R V I V E, JDH & Dave P @ Good Room
Stranger Things may be the hottest Halloween costume idea this year, so expect to see a few Dennises tonight at this show from S U R V I V E, the Austin synth band whose members did the show’s eerie soundtrack.
Phil Lesh @ The Capitol Theatre
It’s been a pretty amazing year to be a Grateful Dead fan. This weekend, Phil Lesh & Friends do three shows at the Cap. This is the third, and it has alt-country singer Nicki Bluhm playing in Phil’s band, which is pretty exciting. There’s also Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, who play together as a duo and also both play in Hot Tuna frequently.
A Place to Bury Strangers, Honey, Way Out, Vinyl Williams @ Brooklyn Bazaar
Dark, brooding and deafeningly loud (with a sensory overload light show), A Place to Bury Strangers are a natural for Halloween, as is Brooklyn Bazaar — a one stop party zone.
The Dickies, The Carvells, Gillian, Karla Rose and the Thorns, Madly @ Berlin
Campy punk vets The Dickies — still with original singer Leonard Graves Phillips and guitarist Stan Lee — have been going strong since the late ’70s. They haven’t put out new music in a while, but the classics still sound great.
Shonen Knife, Narc Twain, Human People @ Knitting Factory
Japanese cult pop punks Shonen Knife have been cult favorites for decades, and they’re currently celebrating their 35th anniversary on tour.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – Halloween Funkdown @ BB King’s
The mothership sets down for a P-Funk Halloween.
Murphy’s Law, The Brass, Breaking Sounds, The Minutes @ Don Pedro
Murphy’s Law have been local punk heroes since the ’80s and you can still see them all the time in NYC. Tonight’s show is with the promising younger band The Brass.
White Fang, No Parents, The Birth Defects @ Baby’s All Right
The self-proclaimed “stupidest band on the planet,” White Fang make big riff party punk, which should make for a crazy show with similarly minded No Parents on the bill too. Early show: 8 PM start.
Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Baby’s All Right
Already known for their wild shows and party vibes, New Orleans’ Quintron & Miss Pussycat are promising an extra-special midnight Halloween extravaganza.
Zomby, Jack Donoghue (of Salem), Doss, Vixen Stepsister, Team 38 @ China Chalet
For a night of dark beats in Chinatown, head to China Chalet which has a party headlined by the enigmatic Zomby. There’s also a member of Salem on the lineup.
Tiga (live), Riton, Dan Wender, Blacky II @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Canadian electronic musician Tiga has been doing his thing since the ’90s and earlier this year he released his latest full-length, No Fantasy Required.
Anasazi, Crazy Spirit, Pawns, Dog @ Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale has a solid punk show tonight with the gothy Anasazi, the always-wild Crazy Spirit, and more.
The Interrupters, Bad Cop/Bad Cop @ Highline Ballroom
The Interrupters are singer Aimee Allen’s new-ish ska punk band, who got Tim Armstrong to produce and sing on both of their albums, and release them on his Hellcat label. They aren’t miles away from what Rancid was doing in their popular era. Bad Cop/Bad Cop released their debut album last year on Fat Wreck Chords, produced by Fat Mike, and they too sound like classic ’90s punk.
Xander Duell, Jen Goma, Jason Bartell (of Fang Island), Sam Muglia, Abhik Mukherjee @ Manhattan Inn
Xander Duell has cooked up this night of collaborative performances, dubbed “Experience The Darkness (A Halloween Experience)”
Night Train w/ Wyatt Cenac @ Littlefield
If you’re looking for laughs on Halloween, head to Wyatt Cenac’s weekly comedy series which tonight features Rob Cantrell, The Reformed Whores, Tawanda Gona, James Godwin (puppeteer), DJ Donwill and more.
For all of tonight’s shows, and tomorrow’s, check out our NYC concert calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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