Spooky Providence: The five best Halloween parties this weekend around Rhode Island


What are you going to be doing on Halloween this Saturday? You could be taking it easy at home and giving out candy to little kids, having your own costume party within the comforts of your own abode, or you could be like the rest of us and take a night out on the town and hit up some live music. Around Rhode Island there’s going to be quite a few things going on that’ll have people dressed up and ready to party.

To help you sort things out, here are five shows happening in the Ocean State that shouldn’t be overlooked. Whatever you do, be safe and have a good time this Halloween. Also, don’t forget to snag a bunch of candy for the essential sugar rush. Choose your curse wisely.

METAL MANIA: An amazingly talented group of metalheads will be calling it quits and releasing their last album at Jimmy’s Saloon in Newport. Doom stoner metal phenoms Balam have a sound reminiscent of Pentagram and early Black Sabbath, and they’ll be releasing a new album with Days Of Old along with playing their last show ever. DJ Frankensister will also be spinning heavy records in between sets as well.


9 p.m. : 21-plus : $5 with costume, $10 without : Facebook event page

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TRIBUTE ERA: The Parlour in Providence will be celebrating its three years of existence with the debut of the Sly and The Family Stone tribute band Everyday People and rockabilly all-star trio Rumble Party. There’s also a comedy hour from 7 to 8 p.m. before the music starts. Music

9 p.m. : 21-plus : $5 : Facebook event page

STREET LESSONS: Hardcore Halloween is happening at Firehouse 13 in Providence, featuring New York City hardcore legends Sheer Terror along with blue collar badasses Reason To Fight, Massachusetts misfits Gator King and The Struggle. It should be complete mayhem. There will be a costume contest and DJ Dontlikeu fills the gaps on on the 1’s and 2’s.

8 p.m. : all-ages : $17 advance, $20 day of show : Facebook event page

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AFTER DAWN: At Dusk in Providence, a venue made to host cool Halloween parties, there’s a cool indie rock show featuring the psychedelic sounds of Tapestries, garage goths Leiko, alternative psych-punk art history enthusiasts Pixels and New York City alt-pop act herMajesty. Plenty of treats and drink specials to go around.

9 p.m. : 18-plus : $5 : Facebook event page

BEATS AND TREATS: If hip-hop is what you’re looking for, then head down to The Wheel House in Narragansett. Providence hip-hop underground superstar B. Dolan, pictured up top, will be performing as part of The Wheel House’s Halloween Party along with New Bedford hip-hop duo DirtyDurdie and The Lynguistic Civilians coming through on tour from Burlington, Vermont.

9 p.m. : 21-plus : $10 in advance, $12 day of show : Facebook event page

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