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WSPN Halloween Show: The Sons and Heirs & Batman Nosebleed

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
You know what's real spooky? The lyrics to "Unhappy Birthday."

You know what’s real spooky? The lyrics to “Unhappy Birthday.”

Tonight at 8:00pm, WSPN will host their annual Halloween Show in Falstaff’s. This year’s bill will feature Skidmore band Batman Nosebleed, who will be donning the costumes of indie royalty, playing a Radiohead cover seat.

Formerly known by the so-bad-it’s-good name “Chromatic Breakdown,” they’ll be opening for NYC-based Smiths cover band The Son and Heirs, about whom The Daily Beast wrote “The Smiths will never re-form…so for most fans, The Sons & Heirs are the closest they will ever get.” In other words, it’s like seeing The Smiths live without having to, well, see The Smiths live, which is kind of nice, because these days Morrissey is really just a pretentious asshat with an insufferable Internet presence.

There will also be a costume contest with highly-coveted prizes like Uncommon and Pizza 7 gift cards. And free Esperanto’s. So fuck this indie red side bullshit, because you know this is worth going to just for that.

But really, the folks at WSPN don’t host shows often, but when they do, they always make quality picks for their headliners. Plus Batman Nosebleed is sounding smoooooth these days. So kick-off Halloweenmorethoughtmatters weekend in the best way possible: listening to solid covers of some great songs by two of the more influential bands of the past 30 years. (Pssst! Need guidance? We gotchoo.)

WSPN & Lively Lucy’s Presents: The Glimmer Twins

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Like the DA’s bathroom, minus “KILL WHITEY”

In keeping with the newfound tradition of tribute bands coming to Skidmore over Halloweekend, Rolling Stones tribute band, The Glimmer Twins, will be playing a show at Falstaff’s tomorrow night.

Anybody who remembers how fucking incredible Start Making Sense was last year won’t want to miss this. They sound great, and the main guy actually looks a lot like Mick Jagger. They just need the guy playing Keith Richards to collapse in a pile of his own vomit and/or shit to complete the illusion. SUCH ENERGY!

Hopefully they won’t play the boring old stuff and stick to the disco hits, like “Miss You” and “Undercover of the Night.”

Thursday October 25, 8pm @ Falstaff’s

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