Halloween is a time to dress up, eat candy without feeling guilty, party, and DANCE. Here are some great tunes to put on the Playlist at your costume party(ies) this weekend:
Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band The Addams Family by Kidz Bop Kids Bat Out of Hell by Meatloaf Bela Lugosi's Dead by Bauhaus Black Magic Woman by Santana The Blob by The Metrolites Boris the Spider by The Who Dark Lady by Cher Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo Devil Inside by INXS The Devil Went Down to Georgia by Charlie Daniels Band Devil with the Blue Dress On by Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels Doin' the Zombie by Chubby Checker Don't Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult Donner Party by Alkaline Trio Dragula by White Zombie Elvira by The Oak Ridge Boys Evil Ways by Santana Evil Woman by Electric Light Orchestra Feed My Frankenstein by Alice Cooper Friend of the Devil by Grateful Dead Fright Night by Elysian Fields Ghost Riders in The Sky by The Ghost Rider Orchestra Ghost Town by The Specials Ghostbusters by Ray Parker Jr. Halloween by The Misfits Haunted House by Jumpin' Gene Simmons Hell by Squirrel Nut Zippers Highway to Hell by AC/DC Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran I Put a Spell On You by Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Want Candy by Lil Bow Wow I'm Your Boogie Man by KC & the Sunshine Band or White Zombie In Hell by Foo Fighters In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett The Legend of Wooley Swamp by The Charlie Daniels Band Little Shop of Horrors by Jennifer Leigh Warren and Lellani Jones, Sheila Kay Davis Love Potion No. 9 by The Clovers Monster Mash by Bobby "Boris" Pickett A Nightmare on My Street by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince Party Like a Rock Star by Pet Shop Boyz People are Strange by The Doors "Pyscho" Theme Song Psycho Killer by Talking Heads The Purple People Eater by Sheb Wooley The Reaper by Mannheim Steamroller Remains of the Day by Danny Elfman Runnin' with the Devil by John Cowan Band Scream Dream by Ted Nugent She Blinded Me with Science by Thomas Dolby Sittin' Up with the Dead by Ray Stevens Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell Soul Man by The Blues Brothers Spooky by Dusty Springfield Super Freak by Rick James Supernatural Thing by Ben E. King Superstition by Stevie Wonder Sympathy for the Devil by Rolling Stones Teenage Frankenstein by Alice Cooper Thank God for Kids by The Oak Ridge Boys Theme From Halloween by John Carpenter Thriller by Michael Jackson Time Wary by The Rocky Horror Picture Show Original Cast Toxic by Britney Spears Tubular Bells (The Exorcist theme) by Michael Oldfield Twilight Zone by Neil Norman Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix Walk Like an Egyptian by The Bangles Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon When October Goes by Barry Manilow Witch Doctor by Sha Na Na Witchcraft by Frank Sinatra Witchy Woman by Eagles Worms Crawl by Robert Walsh You Can Do Magic by America Devil in Disguise by Elvis Presley
Cage the Elephant announce new album, Thank You, Happy Birthday, to be released on January 11th, 2011 (yes, that's 1-11-11). Fact: The album was recorded in Spring 2009 - right around the US release of their self-titled debut. So why keep fans waiting so long? Timing.
Isolating themselves in cabin on a lake in Kentucky, there was a lot of "personal growth." Their inspiration? Pixies, Butthole Surfers, Black Flag, Violent Femmes, Gang of Four, and Screaming Tea Party.
1. Always Something
3. Indy Kidz
4. Shake Me Down
6. Sell Yourself
7. Rubber Ball
8. Right Before My Eyes
10. Sabertooth tiger
11. Japanese Buffalo
While there are no leaks of the songs, yet, I'd like to make a prediction that the first single will be ... "Right Before My Eyes."
Yes, you read correctly. Weezer covers the classic 90's R & B tune, which will be on the band's upcoming Death to False Metal to be released on November 2, 2010. Take a listen to River yelp "without you I just can't go oooooon."
Check out snipits from the entire album on Amazon.com.
Last night was an adventure - just as any rock concert should be. When the story around the live music is just as mesmorizing as the band, it's the perfect concoction for a story.
Two tickets to Jenny (Lewis) and Johnny (Who Cares) at Rams Head Live in Baltimore and two Autumn colds, led me to resort to selling them. However, fate spoke and refused to help me find homes for these tickets. I couldn't see them go to waste. Ms. Jenny rarely plays on the east coast, and never plays in Baltimore. I'd regret it if I didn't get my shit together and go. My other half, recovering from a cold, a Johnnie Walker hangover, and a car accident said "there's no way I'm going, sorry." I was determined (at 7:30 p.m.) that I was going...solo. I used to do it all the time when I lived in NYC but that felt like ions ago. It took a home-cooked meal and a Miller Lite to give me the courage to actually do it.
Meanwhile, a longtime friend reached out to me on Facebook and said she was going to the show stag, also. Maybe there was hope that I wouldn't be dancing alone and labeled as "that chick." Either way, I headed in to Charm City.
A little band from Raleigh, North Carolina opened for J&J. The Love Language rocked - another sign of an unforgettable show! If you haven't heard of them, check them out. Key Tracks: "Heart to Tell," "Summer Dust," and ""Gray Court." I danced by myself on the side of the stage. Got a few looks but I decided I didn't care what Baltimoreans thought of me, I was there to have fun which included dancing like a nut - alone or with a group of friends!
Between bands, I ran into Theresa. Through Facebook, I know that we have very similar musical palettes. I keep up with her shows, as I'm sure she keeps up with mine. It was only natural that we meet again, after about 5-6 years, at a Jenny Lewis concert. We immediately started reminiscing and picked up right where we left off. Jenny and Johnny came out and we made a dash to get to the front of the stage.
Although extremely happy we were able to get front row "seats," I have to say I was disappointed with Baltimoreans. A musical legend, such as Jenny Lewis, comes to town and the place is practically empty. The upper levels were closed off. Not to mention, there were more teenagers with their parents than fans of her (and our) own age. Oh well, it made for an incredibly intimate evening. I couldn't have asked for a better Jenny Lewis show.
Her voice is so sweet, so gentle and her lyrics so poignant. But the best thing is that she doesn't sound like anyone before her. She's Jenny Lewis. And, Johnny, well his voice is just as striking and he's adorable. His voice is sexy and melodic. There's no denying the chemistry between these two.
2. Scissor Runner
3. New York Cartoon
4. My Pet Snakes (I noticed that Jenny Lewis has a fascination with snakes. She mentions them quite often in her music.)
5. Just Like Zeus (Johnny said that this song was written after watching The Wire boxset...haha)
6. Straight Edge of the Blade
7. Slavedriver (a song about S&M and one that Johnny's mom does not like)
9. Big Wave
10. One of the Guys (new song)
12. The Next Messiah
13. End of the Affair
14. ... Silverlining (JLew acousitc)
The night was capped off with a little Halloween action. We walked outside and noticed a flock of costumed superheroes, Mad Hatters, Queens of Hearts', muppet babies, and a little Argentinian fairy who told us that Disney on Ice is in town. This was their work party... Oh what a night. And to think I almost missed it because I was too scared to go alone.