As we noted on Monday, this week is jam-packed with shows, and a number of special concerts are happening over the upcoming Halloween weekend. Here’s a brief rundown of some of what’s going down in SF music around All Hallows’ Eve.
Nobunny, Ty Segall and more to cover New York Dolls, Gories, and more
Not only are the four local bands playing at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Friday night (9pm, $10) rad on their own — seriously, Nobunny, Ty Segall, Apache, and Uzi Rash all under the same roof? — they’ll all be performing as excellent bands from punk and rock past: The New York Dolls, The Gories, The Dead Boys, and The Undertones, with NYC-based opener Zulus performing as The Stooges. I’m guessing at least one (and probably more) of those classic bands holds a dear place in your heart.
The Soft Moon celebrates Total Decay on Halloween night
Okay, hopefully you aren’t too burned out on shows by the time Halloween actually comes around on Monday, because that night is The Soft Moon‘s release party for the new Total Decay EP at The Independent (9pm, $13). The EP is currently streaming in full over at Spin. The Halloween party also includes Led Er Est and Chelsea Wolfe, as well as DJ Josh Cheon of Dark Entries Records.
The Hot Toddies top a Halloween Rock Party at the Rickshaw Stop
You can get a few bucks off your ticket if you show up in a costume to Saturday’s Halloween Rock Party at the Rickshaw Stop (9pm, $10/12), and headliners The Hot Toddies will apparently costumed for the occasion as well. The show is one of the surf-inspired indie pop band’s last two before a hiatus from performances begins early next year. Ghost and the City and Sun Hop Fat also perform on Saturday night.
– A free dark electronic pop show at 103 Harriet on 10/28 with a DJ set from Salem and live performances from Tearist and Oakland’s GuMMyBeAR. RSVP to get on the list.
– Friday night at Bottom of the Hill, Rin Tin Tiger is hosting a slate of local bands for the Haunted Hoedown 2011. Joining the folk-pop trio are Please Do Not Fight, Debbie Neigher and Owl Paws.
– At El Rio on Friday night, the AstroZombies will play Misfits covers, and really, is there any more appropriate band to cover this weekend? They’ll be supported by locals Sean Smith and 3 Leafs.