Friday, October 21, 2011

Weekend Picks for Gorehounds, Metalheads, Lovecraft Enthusiasts, and People Who Like Bands With Funny Names

If you're in the mood for a bit of the old ultraviolence, tonight's your night: Liberty Hall offers up a print of Fulci's Zombie. It's early-ish (10:00), so make sure to take the children! After all, you took them to the fucking Zombie Walk.

Fulci's zombie vs. shark action looks like this:

Metalheads should head to the Replay, where Hammerlord and Troglodyte are holding an early Halloween bash. Our favorite Troglodyte song remains "Skunk Ape Rape" but let's admit that "Mummified Yeti Hand" is pretty terrific as well. And we love that this album cover is a riff on 1972's classic Legend of Boggy Creek, about the Arkansas "Fouke monster." But of course we're absolutely terrified to see one of their live shows and will exit the Replay tonight long before they take the stage.

And our buddies at EMU are hosting their fifth annual HorrorShow at the Arts Center. This year's piece offers up seven short plays adapted from Lovecraft. When last we saw the EMU gang, they were parading naked people around the stage. We can't promise nudity this time, but you can certainly expect a crowd well-versed in the Necronomicon at these performances, since Lovecraft geeks are the absolute geekiest of horror geeks, You can catch “Horrorshow V: Last Call of C’thulhu at the Old Arkham Saloon" at 8:00 tonight and tomorrow and also on Halloween weekend (and even Halloween night).

But what if you're not quite ready to get into the gruesome Halloween spirit just yet? Consider the Saturday triple-bill at the Replay, which is perfect for those of us who love bands with silly names:

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth
Nude Sunrise
South Bitch Diet.

If there's not at least a bit of nudity during the Nude Sunrise set, we're asking for our three bucks back.

And the best interweb description of Dinosaurs' sound that we discovered is this: "Like if Flipper moved to Texas and gangbanged Don Walsh."

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