Fat Goth, Great Cop and Civil Elegies : Bar Bloc, Thursday 30th October
Brought to you by Repeater Glasgow, for the simple reason that there is probably no more fitting band in the world to play a Hallowe’en themed show than Fat Goth. Oozing charm and sophistication from such song titles as “Creepy Lounge”, the world’s first, and probably last song to rhyme “A rotting pile of meat” with “Comatosed upon soiled sheets”. Believe it or not, the costumes and on stage banter will probably be worse.
Optimo Espookio : Sub Club, Friday 31st October
The Spanish sounding Optimo Espookio takes over SubClub on Saturday evening with music and attire to match the occasion from resident DJs … They also have a prize for best dressed with some serious competition, no Mean Girls style bunny ears/corsets combos allowed.
Voodoo Ashton Lane Street Party : Various, Friday 31st October
For those looking to stay out of the City Centre but still enjoy a proper All Hallow’s Eve atmosphere, Voodoo on Ashton Lane and beyond in the West End is the place to be for free festivities. Fire-breathing, face-painting and, no doubt much more from the separate hosting pubs should make it a spooky soirée to remember.
Club Noir 10 Years of Halloween Burlesque : O2 Academy. Saturday 1st November
Although unfortunately now sold out, O2 Academy’s Club Noir is something a little different from the traditional Hallowe’en shindig. It has everything from Burlesque to Ballet and anything else you could imagine in between. It’s one worth booking ahead in plenty time for next year.
Day of the Dead Glesga! : Stereo, Saturday 1st November
Stereo’s celebration of Dia De Los Meurtos (Day of the Dead) also has a signature twist on the season, with proceedings of a slightly more Mexican nature. There are numerous acts playing, perhaps most fittingly are Rapido Mariachi as well as Glasgow’s most recognisable band name Colonel Mustard & The Dijon Five. Tequila and Sangria all round!