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Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

The news media constantly reminds us that, according to polls, Americans aren’t excited about the future. But are kids? Do they still get ’50s-perspective cartoons sprinkled into their daily regimen? The first week of November promises We Were Promised Jetpacks, Reckless Kelly, Cash Box Kings, The Devil Wears Prada, and Touch People.

Everyday Is Halloween: Completion

Everyday Is Halloween: Completion

The whole point of this exercise was to find who in pop music was most consistently mindful of Halloween. And if you didn’t know where it was going, well, if you don’t know now you know.

Veil Of Maya

Local Sumerians tonight!

A Sumerian Records showcase lands this weekend, featuring west-suburban Veil Of Maya. Also consider Azita’s record release (finally), Caitlin Rose, and Future Islands.

Howard Jones live!

Howard Jones live!

When Howard Jones was at the height of his 8-million album-selling career during the mid-1980s, the time period’s limited technology forced him to skip performing several of his more complicated songs on stage.

The Cramps Lux Interior and Poison Ivy

The last weekend

Everyday Is Halloween wraps on Monday, and cruelly the calendar forces us to rush through our 4-3-2-1 but dumping a weekend at a crucial point. Lux wouldn’t have wanted it that way.

Christian Death's Only Theatre Of Pain album cover

Ooh, the night those Christians died, do-de-do-de do, dee-dee!

This Everyday Is Halloween’s for ghoulish cover images everywhere, though no one’s ever successfully recreated the most Halloween of all: a front lawn covered in cotton spiderwebs.

Shelby Lynne

No, I am Shelby Lynne

Helpless. That’s how we feel about suppressing her Grammy anecdote when we hear Shelby Lynne’s name mentioned. But this time, the story’s oddly useful. She’s in town this weekend, along with Secret Colours’ psychedelic Halloween, Spank Rock, Ollabelle, Tabi Bonney, and Dashing Assassins.

The black 'Crow'

The black ‘Crow’

Not everyday of Everyday Is Halloween has to be an artist. It could be many artists, driven by the same ghoulish cause. (Or money. You never can tell.)

Guns, blazing

Guns, blazing

An aging hair-metal band and an up-and-comers’ hip-hop tour. Which do you think involves beefing and guns, and which is just one big party? All that, plus Frank Turner and The Envy Corps.

Everyday Is Halloween: October 26th

Everyday Is Halloween: October 26th

Nothing’s shocking? After a flabby victory-lap tour with Slayer, Marilyn Manson looks to rebuild his mojo with a big budget and a set of needles to promote Born Villain.

Duran Duran live!

Duran Duran live!

Very few bands survived the new-wave era with integrity in tact, and though Duran Duran‘s certainly made a few missteps along the way, the Fab Five (well, technically now just Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, and Roger Taylor), haven’t just survived but thrived. Besides the band’s hysteria-inducing beginnings and a second bout with […]

Down with JC

Down with JC

Sometimes you pay the price for trying to be first. We were so excited about JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound‘s debut on Bloodshot that we featured them back in January. The record drops 10/25 and gets a party on the 28th at Double Door. Click here to reminisce.

One week to go!

One week to go!

Everyday Is Halloween dusts the weekend off its shoulders and returns for the 24th. We’ve only got a week left of these babies!

Every Song Is Halloween

Every Song Is Halloween

Any chumballone can throw on a Slayer record to soundtrack his Halloween party. Sometimes your guests call for something far more eclectic. Like Mercyful Fate. Just kidding. Terrence Flamm cooked up his ideal mix.

Your Friday Halloween three-fer

Your Friday Halloween three-fer

With only 10 days left in our Halloween sales event, we’re giving away three entries at a time. This weekend only!

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