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Rockin' Halloween


Shadz of Grey plays at Phillip's on the Rez this week. From left, Richard Smith, Steve Cook, Ron Smith, Drew Jackson and Rick Porter.

I am so ready for Halloween this year. You may have had a hard time keeping up with all the ghoulish good times lined up for this weekend, so I've compiled all the haunting Halloween concerts and shows we have going on here in the Capital City for you.

Wednesday night, Pam Confer and Jazz Beautiful perform at Fitzgerald's and Will and Linda's Open Mic Night at Pelican Cove. Jackson's newest comedy club has Wild and Out Wednesday Comedy Night at West Restaurant and Lounge (3430 W. Capitol St., 601-948-7680). Pop's Saloon hosts karaoke Wednesday night as well.

On Thursday night, dust off the old tux and tacky bridesmaid's dress from long ago. Duling Hall Auditorium anchors the Fondren Zombie Crawl and Zombie Prom, featuring the Jason Turner Band. Local 463 in Madison has Pickin' on the Patio with local singer-songwriter Mark Roemer. Martin's hosts The Dead Kenny G's, and Hot Shots and Brady's Bar and Grill have karaoke.

On Friday, night head over to the Mississippi Museum of Art's new Art Garden for its High Note Jam featuring the Delta Mountain Boys at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Fondren's new sushi restaurant, Fatsumo, hosts Larry Brewer, Parker House has PFC, the Cherokee Inn hosts The Church Keys and the Electric Hamhock, and Burgers and Blues hosts Around the Bend. If you're in the Madison area, take Interstate 55 to Two Rivers in Canton and check out local favorites, DoubleShotz.

Saturday night may be all right for fighting, but it's also the Saturday before Halloween, when literally all hell breaks loose. Reed Pierce's Halloween Bash features Faze 4, Hal and Mal's has Ghouls Night Out, Esperanza Plantation's show features The Weeks, Tommy Bryan Ledford and Wooden Finger, and Ole Tavern holds a $1,000 costume contest. If you're in the reservoir area, Philip's on the Rez has Shadz of Grey and a Halloween costume contest. Otis Lotus jams out at Pelican Cove, and stop by Electric Cowboy to hear party rockers Spank the Monkey. And don't forget to support ARF at its Highland Village benefit "Animal Rescue Fund Angels Party." Underground 119 has The Houserockers chasing the blues away, and ToMara's hosts a Halloween Karaoke Kostume Bash at 9 p.m. F. Jones Corner invites you to hear Pat Brown and the Millennium Band. I've heard them perform at Hal and Mal's for Central Mississippi Blues Society's Blue Monday, and they are fabulous. I also can't wait to go to Duling Hall for the E.C. Puffin's Haunted Burlesque Show. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20 in advance (call 601-376-9005).

On Sunday, you can lie low and recover from all the candy and libations from the weekend by enjoying brunch at Table 100 to hear Raphael Semmes. Sophia's in the Fairview Inn hosts Knight Bruce, and Hunter Runnels performs at Burgers and Blues.

Monday is finally Halloween! If you're not just exhausted from running all over Jackson this weekend, make plans to make it to Fenian's for karaoke. Fenian's is notorious for throwing a huge karaoke Halloween party, and I cannot wait to sing my favorite Halloween tunes with friends and patrons. Martin's also hosts its Late Night Open Mic jam, and Ole Tavern has Pub Quiz. Also, Underground 119 has Havana Halloween.

I hope everyone has a great and safe Halloween weekend; don't take candy from strangers. Please continue sending your music listings to {encode="" title=""}. I receive a ton of event invites on Facebook that I almost always ignore, so please email me so I can promote your awesome band. And please, if you see me out and about, do say hello!

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