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Get It Out With Brand New At The Bomb Factory, Eat All The Food At Fall-O-Ween Foodie Fest At Longhorn Ballroom And Earn It With Chief Keef At The Door.

Have you ever been in one of those scenarios where UPS or Amazon says they delivered your package, and yet you never received anything? Well those days will be in the past, with Amazon’s new “Amazon Key” initiative, that will all change in the coming weeks.

So here’s how it works: Amazon Key requires you to get this thing called the Cloud Cam, which is a compatible smart camera that connects to your internet through your wi-fi. When a courier arrives for in-home delivery, they scan a barcode through the camera and then they are granted access to drop off the package. They drop it off, scan/swipe again to relock the door and the customer is notified that their package has been delivered along with a video of the entire interaction.

As we begin to enter the age of smart homes and artificial intelligence taking over the world, some of you might think this is the world’s creepiest idea to date, but hey, at least feel comfortable knowing that there’s tons to do this weekend to get in the spirit of Halloween. — Kelly Benjamin

Friday

Ted Leo & The Pharmacists at Club Dada
Lead singer, Ted Leo has been the glue holding The Pharmacists together since the start of the band’s journey in 1999 and he has remained the only constant member. Together the punk rockers have released six full-length albums and a couple of EPs for good measure. The new music really makes that long hiatus seem worth it. Even if the lineup isn’t the same as before, expect all the classics.– Marlene Núñez

Do It For The Records Halloween Show at Curtain Club
At this blast from the past kind of show you’ll see young bands cover some of your favorite old classics. This show has been going strong for 11 years now, so you know things stay popping here. Halloween costumes are encouraged. — MN

DJ Dilly’s Art Of The Remix at Independent Bar & Kitchen
This dance party where DJ Girlbot and DJ Dilly will handle the decks will also feature a pop-up live art show featuring works by local artists. All proceeds will go towards the nonprofit organization, Year Up Dallas/Fort Worth. — MN

Chief Keef at The Door
The South Side Chicago rapper rose to stardom in 2009. With hit songs and viral music videos like “Love Sosa” and “I Don’t Like,” the artist was able to sign with Interscope Records – making him the youngest artist they have ever signed. More recently, Keef has transitioned into fashion and app design with the creation of his company Digiglo. His next project, The Dedication, is set to release this Fall. — Lauren Keuning

Walker, Folk Family Revival at Three Links
Sparked by the friendship of songwriters Chase Bader on vocals and acoustic and Conor Kelly on electric guitar, Walker combines rock & roll with funk to produce lively, emotive tunes that you can’t help but dance to. Since the release of their 2015 EP, the band has been on a non-stop tour, dishing out new songs and happenings through all of 2017. — LK

Daikaiju Attacks! at Three Links
The last few times mysterious, masked Alabama surf rockers Daikaiju have played Links, they’ve literally set the building on fire. Not sure how they’re going to top that. A bigger fire? Sealion and Responsible Johnny open.– Cory Graves

JD Souther at Kessler Theater
Recognized as one of the most celebrated songwriters of his generation, JD Souther has written hits for the Eagles, Roy Orbison, Brooks and Dunn, George Strait and many more. His style is a balanced combination of subtle Jazz with pop narratives. — LK

Supersonic Lips, Frederick the Younger at Main at South Side
Since 2011, the members of Supersonic Lips have found steady success with their band’s punk rock, experimental sound. That flexibility of sound and the band’s high-energy makes it easier for it to perform with a wide variety of bands. Frederick the Younger and Henry the Archer will also be performing. — LK

Le Cure (The Cure Tribute) at Granada Theater
This local tribute band covers the songs of the legendary English band The Cure. The five members have an eerily accurate resemblance to the original band that’ll make you feel as if it were the real thing. — LK

Listener with Levi the Poet at The Dirty 30
Based out of Kansas City Missouri, Listener had originally been founded as a solo act, but is now composed of three dudes who are best friends. Their sound is complex and thought provoking, digging into the emotions of relationships and tugging at the hearts of audiences around the world. — LK

Gondwana at Trees
Gondwana is an ancient super continent believed to have sutured between about 570 and 510 million years ago. It’s also a Latin-American Reggae (or Reggae Roll) group formed in Chile in 1987 and have been rocking ever since. The fact that this is at Trees is smirk-worthy. — Sidney Johnson

Kenny Glasgow at The Nines
The Canadian electronic music pioneer has done his fair share of solo work along with spending five years as a part of highly acclaimed duo, Art Department. The artist has a cult-like following since the ‘90s, with his most recent 10-track album Circus Tales released in 2016 getting high praise from fans and newbies alike. — LK

Hatebreed at Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Self-defined as one of heavy music’s strongest institutions, the Connecticut based quintet has played at countless festivals around the globe, hitting impressive sales on the Billboard Top 200 and even a GRAMMY Award nomination. — LK

Fall-O-Ween Fang-Tastic Friday Fest at Longhorn Ballroom
With 50+ Chefs from local restaurants, culinary artisans, and plenty of festive wine, beer and spirits, this event is everything Halloween and everything fun, all weekend long. Not to mention there is a costume contest, live music, and lots of prizes to be won. Get your costume ready! — LK

Halloween Party at Hotel ZaZa
You can never go wrong with a party at ZaZa. The uptown hotel, known for it’s trendy see-and-be-seen parties, is doing it again with a haunted Halloween costume party. Guests will be greeted with finger foods and a ‘wicked’ cocktail upon entry, and bottle service is available for an elevated experience. With DJ Nikolas James poolside and David Austin in the Ballroom. — LK

The 42 Laws Of Lock Johnson Birthday Party at Wits End
Gino “LockJohnson” Iglehart is known for locking an audience into a groove and not letting go until the ride is over. There will be a lot of dancing, good music, rooftop views and more. Come celebrate the drummer’s influential career with good friends! — LK

Fabio Frizzi Presents The Beyond at Texas Theatre
36 years after it’s release, Lucio Fulci is taking his masterpiece The Beyond far beyond the screen and composing a live score performance on the main stage of the iconic theatre. It will be an evening of historical horror greatness. — LK

Forgotten Space at Deep Ellum Art Company
The Grateful Dead Tribute Band, originating in Dallas and composed of Bob McConville on bass, Hunter Hendrickson and Kenny Withrow on guitar, Jerry Saracini on drums and Will Hodges on keyboard. — LK

TABOO at Shipping & Receiving Bar
Local rapper/singer Sam Lao, and highly watched rookie artist, will be performing the event along with 22-year-old Sudie, classically trained musician putting a modern twist on Jazz. Along with the performances, patrons will be able to enjoy the show hosted by Neighborhood Cult. — LK

Halloween & Texas Chainsaw Massacre Double Feature at Coyote Drive-In Lewisville
Enjoy cinematic nostalgia for this double feature Halloween-themed event. The first set of showings kicks off at 7:30 p.m., but the venue’s site suggests arriving early to avoid the long weekend lines and to score a good spot. No outside food or drinks are allowed, so leave the coolers at home. — LK

Devil’s Night Party at Double Wide
With art collective These Machines Are Winning, a group that goes beyond music in creative expression, combining narrative film with comic book inspirations, and the raw, punk energy of Nervous Curtains. This trailer park will be as spooky as it gets. — LK

Bruno Mars at American Airlines Center
It’s 24K Magic y’all. — Obed Manuel

Saturday

Whyte Noyze At Curtain Club
The mysterious Dallas-based masked rap duo have taken the to the streets of Dallas to bring the rap community together, one show at a time. And what better way to do it than on Halloween weekend. Tyler Sloan and Alsace Carcione open. –– Juan Betancourt

The Gorehounds at Three Links
Are you a fan of legendary punk band, The Cramps? If yes, then come see Gorehounds, a tribute band of The Cramps. The Cramps broke up after the death of their singer, Lux Interior. They may not be around anymore but this is probably the closest you will get to hear hit songs like Tear it Up. Lizzie Boredom and Nosferat II also perform. — JB

Judah & The Lion At House Of Blues
Back of February of this year, Rolling Stones listed them as one of the top 10 artists to know. The Nashville Christian band are taking folk-rock into a different direction. Their song “Take It All Back” reached the top spot on the Billboard alternative chart for three weeks. “Take It All Back” and the rest of the songs have a mixture of synth and banjo sounds that really add to the band’s indie vibe. Tyson Motsenbocker and The Academic open. — JB

G-Force Laser Tag At Noble Rey Brewing
Have a blast and play two different types of laser tag. Bomb Defusing, a game in which people will have to detonated a variety of bombs. And Infection, a Zombie-style game that pits you against — you guessed it — a horde of zombies. All proceeds will go to the Animal Investigation & Response organization. — JB

Dia De Los Muertos Fiesta At Sundown At Granada
Come to the Dia De Los Muertos music celebration at the Granda and Sundown where one ticket will get you admission to both venues. The Granada lineup will include DJ Souljah, DJ Sober and DJ Titan. While Blue, The Misfit., Picnictyme and Junk Food will take the stage at Sundown. — JB

Halloween Party With Blindwish At The Dirty 30
The Dallas post-hardcore band, Blindwish, is currently on its Fall 2017 tour. The band has released its debut album, Good Excuses, with well-known recording studio, Rise Records. The album resembles the sound of early 2000’s alternative music music. Oh Weatherly, Clover The Girl, Donn Cham, Silent Rival, Recent Rumers and more also perform. —JB

Daley: The Spectrum Tour At Trees
The Manchester singer crosses over from the UK and to bring his alternative R&B sound to Dallas. Daley is currently on tour in support of his sophomore album, The Spectrum,  a project that has a fresh sound that hints of soul, electronica and pop. Tiffany Gouche opens. — JB

Ghostland Observatory At The Bomb Factory
The Austin natives announced a hiatus a back in 2013, but now they’re back on the road rocking it non-stop. You know what to expect: a highly energetic laser show set to a mixture of electro, rock and funk. — JB

Fall-O-Ween Spell-Binding Saturday Night Soiree At Longhorn Ballroom
Wear your halloween costumes and party it up with DjDirtyRae and DJ So4kis. Best costume will win a free bottle of Hennessy! Plus $2 tacos! –-JB

Dallas Korean Festival 2017
Come out to Carrollton, to celebrate the Dallas Korean Festival 2017 at Asian Plaza, H Mart. Discover Korean culture and all things art, food, entertainment and more. Admission is free. — JB

Fall-O-Ween Spell-Binding Saturday Night Soiree At Longhorn Ballroom
Night one of every foodie’s delight where dozens of chefs and restaurants will put their goods on full display for your palates to enjoy. Don’t forget to use the code “CENTRALTRACK” for 20 percent off your tickets. — JB

Hellraiser 35 MM 30th Anniversary At Texas Theatre
Come celebrate the screening of the 30th anniversary of the fantasy slasher film of the terror of the demon Cenobites.The film will be showcased in a rare 35mm print. Enjoy performances after the screening from Buffalo Black, Trunk Rider and Jake Schrock. — JB

We Love Halloween At Sidebar
Come with your Halloween costumes and dance to Fergie’s beats at Sidebar. The Northern Irish DJ has been showcasing his electronic sound since the early 2000’s, headlining shows such as, Berlin Love Parade and the Glastonbury festival. He since has settled down and opened a couple of nightclubs in the U.S. but that hasn’t stopped him from dropping the beat. PayAttention also spins. — JB

Halloween Bash and Costume Party at Armoury D.E.
The ghouliest fest of the season! Come wear your favorite costume and celebrate a night with performances with Awen, Encrypted, Aztec Death and Atop. Top three costumes will get gift card awards. —JB

Sunday

Fright Night at Curtain Club
No, this isn’t the annual Fright Night that goes on at Six Flags. Curtain Club is teaming up with Superior Booking to present a hardcore show for the night. Bands like Mr. Breakfast, Weapon of Regret, The God Awful Truth, Dead Man’s Snare and many others will be performing an array of their songs to hardcore rock fans. Tickets are still on sale, so hurry before they’re all gone. — KB

CAAMP at Three Links
Childhood friends Evan and Taylor formed the dynamic duo CAAMP in 2015. They released their first self-titled record in March of last year and ever since that moment they have been on the map for their authentic and heartfelt sound. Wesley Geiger and The Wonderfool open. — KB

The Exorcist at Majestic Theatre
The Majestic Theatre will be screening one of the most iconic horror films in history for all the horror fans trying to get in the spooky mood of Halloween. — KB

Will Hoge with Dan Layus at Kessler Theater
Prolific songwriter Will Hoge has written tons of songs for bands and musicians alike, including getting a Grammy nomination for “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band. Hoge’s musical influence stem from rock & roll to country, as well as always having a vivid storytelling theme to his music. — KB

One Eyed Doll at Trees
One-Eyed Doll has been gaining a lot of steam, propagating its fan base since 2006. With the touring, memorable live performances and the DIY connection with the fans, the duo sets off to perform in Dallas this weekend. Sensational yet sinister vocals by Kimberly Freeman, coupled with Jason Rufuss Sewell’s extensive drumming, the Austin-based band will be one to put on a memorable punk show for all ages. Doll Skin, Scary Cherry & The Bang Bangs and Bastardsvilles open. — KB

Brand New at The Bomb Factory
Spend your Saturday crying your eyes out with Brand New making their stop at The Bomb Factory for their Tour. After the latest album, the widely acclaimed Science Fiction, the band focuses on themes of morality, truth and authenticity, as well as many other touchy subjects, while still captivating the audience with their dreamy vocals. — KB

Stranger Things Watch Party at Butler Brothers Building
The super popular Netflix original Stranger Things will finally return with its second season just before Halloween, which is just in time for spooky hours to begin. Luxury apartments, Butler Brothers Building has decided to throw a watch party with a costume contest. Make sure to RSVP. — KB

Taps, Trucks & Tailgates at Oak Highlands Brewery
The things Texans live by: local beer, great food and watching the Cowboys. Oak Highlands Brewery will be hosting a tailgating event for the Dallas vs Washington game. There will be live music by Lantana, arcade games, a cornhole tournament and tons of other stuff to do. — KB

Lee “Scratch” Perry at Deep Ellum Art Company
Jamaican dub legend Lee “Scratch” Perry comes to christen the opening of Deep Ellum Art Company with his performance. As one of the pioneers of dub music, the 81-year old Perry’s career started in the 1950s as a record seller for Clement Coxsone Dodd. As he eventually moved past selling records, he worked at Joe Gibbs’s Amalgamated Records, only to eventually inspire him to start his own label, Upsetter Records, in 1968. Stemming off of his first single, “People Funny Boy,” which was a direct diss to Gibbs, Perry’s influential music style would begin to make way for many famous reggae musicians, such as Bob Marley. — KB

Rosegarden Funeral Party at Armoury D.E.
If you were looking for a goth/psychedelic rock show this weekend, look no further! The Armoury D.E. is hosting an array of bands for your dark pleasure. The Rosegarden Funeral Party, Gypsy Sun Revival, and same brain will all be playing, so be sure to get your rock on in your darkest eye shadow that day. —KB

Chingo Bling at Addison Improv
Rapper, actor, and comedian Chingo Bling makes his way to Addison Improv this weekend. Through his clever and humorous wordplay, he has been able to exemplify his outrageous aesthetic through various mediums. Starting as an underground rap artist in the early 2000’s, Chingo Bling has since becom known for his over the top Mexican cowboy persona style and culture-centric approach to comedy. — KB

LUCK at Trinity Grove’s Four-Year Anniversary
Come help Trinity Groves celebrate its four-year anniversary! There will be rare locals beers on tap, as well as brews from up-and-coming breweries like Knowles Brothers Craft Brewing, Mox Nix Brewery, Brutal Beerworks and many others. There will be live music from Ole G and The Phantom Sensation, as well as delicious food from Chef Daniel. — KB

Josey Records Three-Year Birthday Celebration
Josey Records is celebrating its three-year anniversary this Sunday with storewide discounts on new and used vinyls, CDs, tapes, apparel and all kinds of other goodies. There will also be giveaways all day, so it’s not something to be missed. — KB

All Michael Jackson Everything at RBC
Time to dance to the tunes of the King of Pop. — OM

Rosé All Day Music And Wine Festival
Finally, an excuse to literally drinkRosé , all day. With local cover bands, DJs, wine tastings, catered food and much more, this event will be the most basic of the year. With a pink and white theme, there will be plenty of Instagram photo opportunities. Bottle service and VIP tickets are available if you’re wanting to be extra AF. — LK

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