Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Halloween; The Lovely Eggs; Peter Cetera
26 October, 2018 — By Róisín Gadelrab
Jon Spencer supports The Melvins at Koko on October 30
HALLOWEEN is coming and the goose is getting fat, so if you’re looking for a party then you can do worse than try out Camden Assembly’s Haunted Hip Hop night (Oct 26); Hollywood Forever Halloween Part 2: Tronic showcase at Egg, destined to go on until the early hours (Oct 27); PSycho Creepy Halloween party ft Deathcaps, The Schizophonics, HellShed and more at Nambucca on Oct 31; or for something completely different, Medusa: The Transformation, a unique audiovisual performance by Union Chapel musician and artist in residence Boe Huntress, combining live music, projection mapping, soundscapes and ritual on Oct 31. You can also hear the music of your favourite horror video games at Video Games Live: Horror Games Special – a video game multimedia symphonic concert experience at The Roundhouse on Oct 29, where famous themes will be performed live with a symphonic concert with guest performer Jason Paige, the original Pokémon theme-tune singer. The show will combine exclusive video footage and music arrangements with synchronised lighting, solo performers and special FX to bring you soundtracks from Castlevania, Resident Evil, Silent Hill, as well as popular tracks from Skyrim, Zelda, Final Fantasy and more.
• Grammy-nominated reggae star Freddie McGregor plays a special acoustic set at the Jazz Cafe tomorrow (Friday). Standing tickets are sold out but there may be some seated ones left.
• It’s that time of the month again when The Dublin Castle’s raucous Punks Payday Karaoke comes into play with live music from Democratic Punk Rock Karaoke and guests HSS Choir who sing harmonious punk songs. See them tomorrow (Friday).
• Musician Sarah Vista will perform her debut album Killing Fever acoustically at Kentish Town’s Let It Roll Records at 3pm on Oct 27. Free entry.
• Surreal punk rockers The Lovely Eggs bring their autumn tour to Scala on Oct 28.
• Grammy award-winning musician Peter Cetera – aka the frontman of power rock band Chicago – plays a rare concert with his band The Bad Daddy’s at Barbican on Oct 29 where he will perform hits from his long and hit-filled career.
• Former Magazine bass player Barry Adamson, who toured with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds for three years before carving out a successful solo career, celebrates the release of his new album later this year with a special show at the Union Chapel on Oct 30.
• Canadian folk-rock four-piece Shred Kelly mark new album Archipelago, released last week, with a show at The Islington on Oct 30.
• Swedish quartet FEWS play Boston Music Room tomorrow (Friday).
• Notable gigs this week: Lord Huron + Malena Zavala, Roundhouse; The Rasmus, Koko (Oct 26); The Rubinoos, 100 Club (Oct 28); Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Koko (Oct 29); The Melvins + Jon Spencer, Koko; Jason Moran, Barbican (Oct 30); Boy Pablo, Electric Ballroom (Nov 1).