Happy Halloween! So far, Decades Cover Night last Saturday at the Black Lodge has been my favorite Halloween party. There were 13 bands scheduled, so it was packed early with M Women, Boat Party, Stickers, King Dude, Dude York, and a bunch of one-off bands that formed for the night to do a sweet cover or two. The changeover process was as seamless as possible, considering every band was only playing one or two songs, and it was much more organized than I would have thought possible—ringmaster Pelly (from Haunted Horses) managing to successfully herd dozens of progressively drunker musicians into setting up and playing their slot on time.
Highlights: Sonic Youth's "100%" by M Women," (more bands should cover songs off Dirty) and Pony Time's cover of Bikini Kill's "New Radio" (Luke Beetham's dazzling performance combined the vocal stylings of Kathleen Hanna and the hessian dance moves of Angus Young from AC/DC.)
Here are some of the hot pics from the night taken by Parade Images' ultimate party photographer Keith Johnson: