Ominocity’s Guide to Halloween in Saskatoon

Music and the macabre? Check out these spooky shows

So it’s Halloween
And you feel like dancin’
And you feel like shinin’
And you feel like letting loose

Whatcha gonna be
Babe, you better know
And you better plan
Better plan all day

Better plan all week
Better plan all month
Better plan all year

– “Halloween”, Dead Kennedys.

We hope you didn’t blow your Halloween load earlier last weekend. Sure, there was a lot of fun things to do, like Punk Rock Halloween or Vampire Beat. But really, that wasn’t Halloween. Did you even check the calendar? Silly.

In any case, here are a few of your options for real Halloween, which is made all the better by the fact that it’s on a week day. Nothing is spookier than the remnants of make-up on your face when you return to the office. Or the booze ‘n’ bonbon hangover that so many of us will be suffering from tomorrow.

Amigos – The New Jacobin Club, Lavagoat, Wenches & Rogues

One of Saskatoon’s longest running rock bands, The New Jacobin Club will be unleashing their horror shtick on a very suspecting audience. Expect plenty of noir and nods to the goth gods of yesteryear.

Vangelis Tavern – Geezer, Fake Estate, Weather Boy

Imagine watching Weezer 40 years from now. Not pretty, am I right? For anyone who dares to take a glimpse at the nightmare that is the not-so-distant future, come check out Geezer. Come for the sing-a-longs, stay for the changing of the colostomy bags.

Rock Bottom – Whiskey Songs

Saskatoon’s Whiskey Songs will similarly be throwing a costumed bash. Expect ghoulish guitar solos along with Sly Business and DJ Market Mall. Spooky!

The Broadway Theatre – Rocky Horror Picture Show

Bring toast to throw. Also, there is this thing called the Rocky Horror Picture Show where people interact with the movie and each other. Also, bring toast to throw, because you never know.

– Featured photo from Flickr user “zoomar” – Creative Commons.