This Halloween we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to pick their favorite creepy and/or disturbing and/or terrifying song. Forget about the "Monster Mash." This playlist will chill you long after Boris and the gang have slumped back into their clichéd crypts.
It may be a slight understatement to say there is something a little surreal about a lizard man singing love paeans against a backdrop of flowers to a club packed to the gills.
The moaning. The shambling, The insistent scratching. The mindless shuffling. The various states of decomposition. The blood. The lust to eat human flesh. Well, if not for the last two, we might well be watching a session of Congress. But no, instead we’re at 426 Crestwood Court watching Marble Stage Theatre’s presentation of the play Night of the Living Dead, the last offering in their 7th theatrical season.
The crowd at Off Broadway on Halloween night was still sparse, sober and mildly responsive when the opener, the Band of Heathens, started its set. Three dueling lead guitars ripped and twisted through almost every one of the band's songs while the bass and drums set up solid soul grooves. They played it all relaxed, a good band to ease into the rest of the night with.
There is only one explanation as to why a handful of scantily clad, sweaty Abraham Lincolns were dancing at the Firebird: Electric Six was playing a Halloween show. Packed with fans in costumes, the Firebird was filled floor to ceiling with electrifying music and intense dance moves…and that was just the warm up for the Detroit-based band, currently touring behind the album Zodiac.
Deer Tick knew exactly what St. Louis expected when they showed up at Off Broadway on Halloween. Welcomed like local favorites, the band took the stage dressed as the Village People while "Y.M.C.A." played through the house. From there the band cranked up the amps, and rocked through their set as the costumed crowd danced and sang along. John McCauley, and the rest of the boys from Rhode Island, definitely closed out Roctober as only they could.