by Brad Roberts
The actual Halloween happens this Wednesday. But Monday has the best Halloween-themed party of the whole week at The Echo when Otik Records presents another round of band-masquerades similar to the program back in 2009. This time it's Haunted Summer doing Animal Collective, The Do-It To-Its doing Elastica!, Sara Radle & The Mockingbirds doing The Ramones, The Monolators doing The Bee Gees and Del Scorcho doing Wheezer. Dress up, and it's only $5. Find out who makes up some of these unknown bands here.
Our buddies, The Lonely Wild, have a big week doing not only Monday's "School Night!" at Bardot but opening for Lord Huron on their triumphant return to The Echo celebrating their highly-lauded, first full-length album, Lonesome Dreams. It's a dream of an album and anyone who was bowled over by Lord Huron when they first came out west a couple of years ago, will find it a wish-fulfillment come true.
There's a holiday lull mid week but things pick up again by the weekend with my Feed Your Head show at Lot 1 of Saturday and on Sunday I get my chance to see the "big new thing", Divine Fits, at The Fonda.