As the year finally, inevitably takes it turn into wintry weather, it's a good time to duck indoors this week for some sterling options - of which there are several - including some that are ongoing and of course we'll examine the best way to get your actual trick-or-treat on, with multiple choices awaiting hip-hop fans.
Multi-platinum rapper The Game celebrates his Halloween at The Complex tonight for what should be a fairly intense gig. Tickets start at $22 and are at smithstix.com. Also, Method Man will headline a gig at The Depot that starts at 9 p.m. Tickets for this are also at smithstix.com and start at $20. Check out Method Man's "Bring The Pain," right here:
For a more mellow vibe, head to The State Room as Stonefed and Marinade will usher in Halloween starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $10 for what will likely be more than three hours of tunes.
If hair metal is your thing, The Depot is the place for you Tuesday night when Tesla hits town. It's an acoustic tour, so you KNOW you'll see their famous cover of "Signs" via Canada's Five Man Electrical Band. That song, along with the band's original "Love Song," were massive radio/video hits about 20 years ago. I'm sure they still have some fans, just don't expect to see yours truly.
A fine indie-rock singer-songwriter rolls into The Urban Lounge on Tuesday night as A.A. Bondy returns to SLC. This guy has written more good songs than you're probably aware of - and I hope he draws a good crowd on what will likely be a wet, cold night. Check out Bondy's music right here:
Also Tuesday, you can sign up for a dose of Louisiana blues courtesy of guitarist Tab Benoit at The State Room. Check out Tab's "One Foot In The Bayou."
And don't forget that it's the last week for two fine local theatrical productions here in Salt Lake City. At the Rose Wagner, "Lady Macbeth" from Plan-B Theatre Company ends on Sunday. And at the Pioneer Theater, "The Tempest" wraps up Saturday. Plenty of showings of both are slated for this week.
And finally, former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty And His Fantastic Band will be at The State Room for a solid Wednesday night gig. Tickets remain available.