Back Beat: Halloween Edition

Hallow’s Eve offers a tasty witch’s brew of live music, so dust off your Ziggy Stardust unitard, your Amy Winehouse beehive or your Psy tuxedo and hit the dance floors.

Local jazz cats Nancy Evergreen and Joanne Broh host the Motown Monster Mash at The Jazz Station. Festivities commence at 7 pm with music by the All That Jazz & Blues band, Frankenstein’s Dance Floor and “Dracula Sangria” refreshments. Costumes encouraged; $12.

Speaking of Monster Mashes, The Barn Light hosts “The Spooktacular All-Vinyl Monster Mash” with Dawn “of the Dead” Baby,  Miss Amelia “Bleeding” Hart and a costume contest, starting at 9 pm. 

Agrarian Ales is hosting a 21-plus Harvest Halloween Party out at the brewery’s Coburg farm 5 to 10 pm, with live music by Corvallis’ Symbiotic Quintet starting at 7:30 pm. There will be a costume contest and the beer will floweth from a pumpkin keg. Hurry up and RSVP to if you want to have a shuttle ride back to Eugene.

Not many musicals exude the spirit of Halloween like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The Arcade Theater presents Rocky and the Horror Picture Show 8 pm Oct. 31 (continuing Nov. 1 and 2, Nov. 8 and 9) at the Opal Center in Cottage Grove; $8. Sing along to Richard O’Brien’s beloved classics like “Dammit Janet,” “The Time Warp” and “Sweet Transvestite.”

Bonaroo Tattoo is throwing an all-ages, covers-themed Halloween Bash, followed by an ’80s dance party, kicking off at 9 pm. Listen for the music of Rudimentary Peni, the Ramones, Joan Jett and the Sex Pistols performed by Bomb Pots, Cuntagious and Erik Anarchy.

Don’t miss: local favorites Sol Seed and Eleven Eyes at Oak Street Speakeasy 9 pm to 2 am for “groovy-skanking music” and a costume contest; 9-piece soul band The Essentials and the improv fusion band Bustin’ Jieber 9 pm at Luckey’s Halloween bash; The Tavern of Shadows presented by the Red Raven Follies 9 pm at Sam Bond’s; Halloween Dance Party with DJ Rocky Balboa 9:30 pm at Axe & Fiddle.

Need something more terrifying? Catch the bone-chilling score composed by Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind during Halloween showings of The Shining at the Bijou Metro, preceded by the debut screening of the 72 Hour Horror Film Fest winner.

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