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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