What Going on for Halloween in Los Angeles? (October 28 – 31)

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Holy shit! It’s Halloween weekend and not only do you not have a costume, but you ain’t got shit to do! Are finding yourself in this predicament? Although we can’t help you with that costume idea (actually we can, but just don’t have the time), we sure as hell can hook you up with all the ghoul spots to hit up this wild weekend. Whether it’s a show, club, party or amusement park, we’ve gathered some Halloween events in and around LA that are worth your while.

THURSDAY, October 28, 2010


  • ♥ Built To Spill with Revolt Revolt and Finn Riggins @ El Rey Theatre
  • ♥ Corinne Bailey Rae @ Avalon Hollywood
  • ♥ Jail Weddings (CD Release Party), Neverever, Deadly Finns @ Alex’s Bar
  • Kate Nash with Stacy Clark @ The Glass House
  • Raw Power Rangers (dysfunctional take on Iggy & The Stooges circa 1973)w/ Insect Surfers, Human Flys @ Echo
  • Spindrift, Crooked Cowboy & the Freshwater Indians, Strange Vine, Strangers Family Band @ Redwood Bar
  • The AP Tour Fall 2010 with Bring Me the Horizon, August Burns Red, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club and This is Hell @ Fox Theatre Pomona
  • Foxy Shazam w/ Free Energy & Hollerado@ The Troubadour
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show w/ Danny Devito & Jack Nicholson @ The Wiltern
  • Bilal, J Davey, Quadron (Unplugged) @ Echoplex
  • fun. with with special guests , Steel Train and Jarrod Gorbel @ The Music Box
  • Breathe Owl Breathe w/ Little Wings, The Migrant, Give Me Motion @ Bootleg Theater
  • All Hallows Eve with Black Cobra, Ancestors, Black Math Horseman, Lantvrn @ Spaceland
  • Tijuana Panthers, The Love Tones, Spindrift, Asteroid 4 @ The Prospector
  • Meiko @ The Hotel Cafe
  • Mini Mansions with Slang Chickens @ Space 15 Twenty
  • The Broken Column, Act As If, Hello Vegas @ Silverlake Lounge
  • Event Alterado @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
  • Moving Picture Show featuring The Dares, Modern Time Machines, The Nervous Wreckhords, The Suicide Denial @ The Viper Room
  • Starf*cker w/ Kiev & White Apple Tree @ Detroit Bar
  • Jacob And The Stag Party, The Meow Twins, Lazy Mary, Thee (Infamous) Bowtie Killers @ The Smell

Other Fun Stuff:

  • ♥ Lucha VaVoom Halloween MASKerade featuring LIVE Masked Mexican Wrestling, Burlesque and Comedy @ The Mayan Theater

FRIDAY, October 29, 2010


  • ♥ Stone Temple Pilots w/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Nokia Theatre at LA Live
  • ♥ Kate Nash with Peggy Sue @ The Music Box
  • ♥ Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan with Willy Mason @ El Rey Theatre
  • Moving Units w/ Rainbow^Arabia & American Royalty @ The Troubadour
  • AUDACITY, Plasma Centre, Blue Jungle, Cum Stain @ The Smell
  • Dirtybird w/ Claude Von Stroke @ Avalon Hollywood
  • 2nd Annual Rock and Roll Circus Halloween w/ The Henry Clay People, The Little Ones, Andy Clockwise, We Barbarians, The Monolators, The Dig, Downtown Union & more @ Echo/ EchoPlex
  • All Hallows Eve with Big Business, Night Horse, The Fucking Wrath, The Shrine @ Spaceland
  • DEVICS (feat. Sara Lov and Dustin O’Halloran) w/ Willoughby and Jake Blanton @ Bootleg Theater
  • THE ENTRANCE BAND plus Allah Las and Strangers Family Band @ Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace
  • SKA-LOWEEN 2010 featuring VOODOO GLOW SKULLS @ The Vault (Temecula)
  • The AP Tour Fall 2010 with Bring Me the Horizon, August Burns Red, Emarosa, Polar Bear Club and This is Hell @ Club Nokia
  • Suicide Silence with MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravanganza Molotov Solution Conducting From the Grave, Oblige @ The Glass House
  • Dammit Janet (Rocky Horror Picture Show Tribute), Hard Copy Rebels, The Commotions as the B-52s @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) Spain @ Origami Vinyl 8:30pm

Other Fun Stuff:

  • LA LOFT HALLOWEEN Music & Costume Party w/ live bands, DJs, $5 drinks, etc. @ ThinkTank Art Collective
  • A Dark Carnival at Villains Tavern – Feaks, magic shows, a tarot card readers, and mix & match beer and shot combos for $9 @ Villain’s Tavern Down Town
  • ♥ Miss Kitty’s Halloween House Party w/ mechanical bull, $500 costume strip-off contest, Absinthe-coated candy apples & more @ Dragon Fly
  • ♥ “I Found This Funny” w/ Aziz Ansari and Garry Shandling, plus music by Randy Newman and Josh Homme @ Writers Guild Theatre
  • Good vs Evil Halloween Jam $500 2 vs 2 B-Boy Exhibition Battles & more @ Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel

SATURDAY, October 30, 2010


  • ♥ Portugal. the Man w/ with White Denim and HoneyChild @ El Rey Theatre
  • ♥ Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy w/ RTX & J. Tillman @ Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace
  • ♥ HARD Haunted Mansion w/ The Bloody Beetroots, Crookers, Rusko, Mr. Oizo, Fake Blood, Sebastian, Busy P, & more @ The Shrine Expo Hall (SOLD OUT)
  • ♥ Tiger Army with Jack Grisham & The West Coast Dukes and Throw Rag @ The Grove of Anaheim
  • ♥ KCRW Masquerade Ball w/ Cut Chemist, Gram Rabbit, The Duke Spirit, Lucent Dossier & more @ Park Plaza
  • Mau Mau’s Freek Show @ Redwood Bar
  • Of Montreal @ Hollywood Palladium
  • Ninjatune 20th Anniversary w/ Cut Chemist, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala & more @ Echo/Echoplex
  • Beats Antique with Eliot Lipp and Jeremy Sole (KCRW / Afro Funke’ / Musaics) @ The Music Box
  • Harbor Haunt featuring Winds Of Plague, Strung Out, Stick To Your Guns, As Blood Runs Black @ Shore Ultra Lounge (Long Beach)
  • Pelican with Goatsnake & Nails @ The Troubadour
  • The Lovetones, The Asteroid #4, The Quarter After @ Spaceland
  • Cunt Sparrer as Cock Sparrer, Fifth Story Tenants as The Buzzcocks, Repeater as The Clash, The Valley Arena as the Misfits @ The Prospector
  • Trailer Park Boys @ The Wiltern
  • Where Angels Suffer @ The Viper Room
  • Tiger Army @ Grove of Anaheim
  • The Decibel Defiance Tour 2010 Suffocation with The Faceless, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Decrepit Birth, Fleshgod Apocalypse @ The Glass House
  • (FREE) Coby Grant @ Origami Vinyl
  • TS and the Past Haunts, Silian Rail, Cue The Moon @ Pehrspace

Other Fun Stuff:

  • ♥ Tony Alva’s “Totally Bitchin’ Night of the Dead” 80’s Costume Party (open bar & food) @ Exhibit A Gallery
  • Standard Halloween Party with Patrick Melcher and Aaron Castle (Cowboy & Inians theme) @ The Standard West Hollywood
  • ♥ The Walking Dead: Dia De Los Muertos (the U.S.’s largest Day of the Dead festival @ Hollywood Forever
  • Bunny Hop: Kandy Halloween Party w/ DJ Tiesto @ Playboy Mansion
  • Snoop Dogg’s Official 2010 Vampire’s Ball @ Kress Hollywood
  • ♥ Rokk n’ Roll Nightmare w/ Angus Khan and Thunderdikk @ La Cita
  • (FREE) Alex’s Bar Halloween Costume Party with Phil Shane and the Undead Orchestra @ Alex’s Bar
  • (FREE) A Dark Carnival at Villains Tavern – Feaks, magic shows, a tarot card readers, and mix & match beer and shot combos for $9 @ Villain’s Tavern Down Town
  • Outdoor Cinema Food Fest featuring “Zombieland” w/ live performance by The Quiet @ Los Angeles Historic Park
  • The Treats ‘n’ Beats Ride w/ food trucks, micro-brews, etc. @ Triangle Park in Silver Lake



  • ♥ HARD Haunted Mansion w/ Underworld (live), Boys Noize, Calvin Harris (DJ Set), A-Trak, Flying Lotus, Erol Alkan, Jack Beats, Booka Shade & more! @ The Shrine Expo Hall
  • ♥ Tiger Army with Mad Sin and Hillbilly Casino @ The Grove of Anaheim
  • ♥ Horrorpops with Rezurex, Fangs of Fur, The MuerTones @ The Glass House
  • DJ Shadow: Live For The Shadowsphere @ House of Blues Sunset Strip
  • Goth Ball & Darkwave Masquerade with Frank Alpine and Violet Tremors @ Echo
  • Joe Pug with Nik Frietas @ Spaceland
  • Moses Campbell, Broken Water (Olympia, WA), Morgan And The Organ Donors (Olympia, WA), Whitman @ The Smell
  • Richard Blade’s Haunted Halloween with The English Beat & more @ The Music Box

Other Fun Stuff:

  • (FREE) Halloween! DJ Chronica and guests @ Alex’s Bar
  • ♥ Outdoor Cinema Food Fest featuring “The Shining” w/ live performance by Criminal Belly @ Exposition Park
  • ♥ Camerata Halloween presents DEATH DANCE /DUB-STEP + ELECTRO + FREE VODKA + Free Entry @ Cinespace
  • Poe-etic Halloween Event with live DJ & Dancing, a Goth-Couture Fashion Show, Burlesque Perfomances & more @ El Rey Theatre
  • Touch of Death @ Drai’s Hollywood

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