Halloween season — yes, it's a whole season now — gives us a lot of leeway to do things we normally couldn't get away with. This time of year, leaving rotting gourds on the front porch is totally fine. As is converting the yard into faux cemeteries and murder scenes. Perfectly acceptable.
At no point in the year, though, is it ever acceptable to send your neighbor a letter saying “The children look delicious. May I have a taste?” In that case you will be arrested for stalking and/or disorderly conduct.
This is one time of year you can't afford unnecessary jail time, either. There's just so much going on every night through the end of the month. — Cory Graves
Los Master Plus at Trees
After the all-out Cumbia invasion Trees experienced when Mexico's Los Master Plus last played the venue, it's a wonder the place is still standing at all. There was crowd-surfing, slam-dancing and even a few couples slow-dancing — all this co-existing within feet of one another, but without inhibiting anything. Everything just kind of worked — and never moreso than when Los Master Plus ditched their gear mid-song, leaving their beat playing on their decks, and somehow made it back to the stage just in time to hit the next song riff in their mix. It was a remarkable display of showmanship on their part — a moment that came amidst a set that also saw the duo paying homage to everyone from No Doubt to Radiohead to Kings of Leon with quirky Cumbia covers and remixes. It was fun, to say the least. — Karlo X. Ramos
Evil Dead Double Feature at Alamo Drafthouse
Most '80s horror flicks were sources of pleny unintentional comedy anyway, so with his sequel to 1981's Evil Dead, director Sam Raimi decided to go full on parody mode. The move worked, spawning a third installment a few years later, and a loose remake in 2013. The first two films in the series screen at this double feature. — CG
Cheetahs at Dada
Unbenknownst to the other members of their respective bands, dudes from LIttle Death, Male Bonding and Screaming Tea Party “cheated” on their other acts by forming British shoegaze-inspired noise pop group Cheetahs in secret. The band formerly known as Blackstone Rangers opens. — CG
Twinsmith at Rubber Gloves
Saddle Creek quartet Twinsmith released its debut LP earlier this year, a disc called Alligator Years that's full of the chilled-out surf pop, retro vibes and tinges of New Wave you might have found on an old Weezer record — y'know, back from when they still gave a shit. A whole smattering of local talent opens, including Fun Button, William Austin Clay (Blessin') and Field Guide. — CG
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