Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Halloween Concerts

Much like New Year's Eve, Halloween is a challenging holiday for a concert goer. How do you rally the troops (i.e. your friends) into NOT going where EVERYONE they know is gonna be. Where all your friends will be wearing funny costumes AND get wasted. Sound fun? Not to me! After all, Halloween is now known for epic and surprising set lists (thanks Phish)...maybe more so than New Years. And the problem is you sure as hell don't want to go to a show alone!! That would just be lame. So what is a music fan to do?

Well, this year for Halloween I got the girlfriend on board for Ryan Adams at The Apollo! After some quick convincing that dressing up and wasting money at a random bar was just plain silly when my FAVORITE band is involved. (Maybe not my all time favorite, but who is counting.) So now that she was on board, I could set my sights on the on-sale date. I guess due to the limited number of tickets at the tiny Apollo, I promptly whiffed on getting tickets via Ticketmaster. Those bastards.

After some tears, and alot of haggling on Craigslist, I was able to secure a pair of tix for $75 each (which is about $50 over face in total). Not so bad. The Apollo is a pretty magical venue and it should be an epic show. Will I be wearing a costume?? Nope! Will I have an amazing Halloween? Well I will if Ryan can stay on stage without fighting with his bandmates or falling off of the stage. No drama, Ryan, no drama!

Here is who is playing in NYC on 10/31 (at least who I have heard of)

Ryan Adams - Apollo Theater
Misfits - B.B. King's Blues Club
Zappa Plays Zappa - Blender Theatre At Gramercy
Earl Greyhound - Bowery Ballroom
Patti Smith - Hammerstein Ballroom
The Black Crowes - Hammerstein Ballroom
Conspirator - HighLine Ballroom
Luis Miguel - Madison Square Garden Arena
Phil Lesh & Friends - Nokia Theatre Times Square
Armin Van Buuren - Roseland Ballroom

Speaking of Halloween, here is a clip of Jack's Mannequin, featured in the latest Lefsetz newsletter, covering Weezer's My Name is Jonas for Halloween 2006. Enjoy.



Anonymous said...

Ill be there with at the Apollo.

lower mezzanine i think.

should be a great show. I saw him last Halloween at Hammerstein.


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