Halloween Jams 

Where to get your Halloween rock on

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Monday Oct. 31
Monster Mash

If DJs and synthy dance music aren’t how you like to celebrate this ghostly day, then dig on some blues and jam tunes with Marinade, Stonefed and Pour Horse. It’ll be perfectly acceptable, and not cliché at all, to do the “Mash.” The State Room, 638 S. State, 8 p.m., $10

Royal Bliss, King Niko, The Suicycles
On top of checking out some of Salt Lake City’s finest rock outfits down in Millcreek, at this party, there will be cash prizes for best costumes—if they can stay on during the dancing. Liquid Joe’s, 1249 E. 3300 South, 8 p.m., $10

Laserfang, Spell Talk
What might be the best bargain of the weekend might also prove to be the most debaucherous, sweaty, dance orgy, as well—in all the right ways. Figure it into your budget and carve this into your calendar like a knife into a Jack-o’-Lantern. The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m., $5

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Friday Oct. 28
Halloween Cover Band Show

You get to be someone else and let your inhibitions loose each Halloween, so why can’t your favorite local bands? Actually, there are a ton of tribute shows this weekend; this is just one of the more eclectic—ranging from hardcore to crooner. There will be Cannons as Fugazi, Reviver as Botch, Accidente as Jesus Lizard and Jesus or Genome as Elliot Smith. The Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, 9 p.m., $5

Saturday Oct. 29
The Witches’ Ball

This voodoo cauldron has a pinch of all sorts of entertainment varieties to concoct one wicked witches’ brew. The evening’s lineup includes Hathor School of Dance Belly Dancers, Beauté Dérangée, Lunar Collective & Crew, DJ Dances With Wolves, DJ Red Siren and DTAB. Just be wary if someone asks if you’re a virgin or if they can have a piece of your hair. Bar Deluxe, 666. S. State, 9 p.m., $10

Sunday Oct. 30
Hallow’s Eve Scary-oke

For me, there is nothing scarier than karaoke, in general—especially a sappy rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” For others, this is the perfect way to spend such a beloved holiday. If you so choose to belt a song, may I recommend “Burn in Hell,” “Psycho Killer” or “Revolution 9”? Burt’s Tiki Lounge, 726 S. State, 8 p.m., free

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