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Halloween rock: The Sounds, DeVotchka or Nashville P*ssy

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Never mind that Halloween is amateur night. There are several options for not only hiding from everything under a sheet or a Balloon Boy costume, but filling your ears and eyes with really good live shows.

There’s no question about where’s the best place to spend your Halloween. The Sounds - hot, hot rock from Sweden – are sure to be dressed up as beautiful Scandinavians if not more and are playing The Odgen Theater on Saturday.

Playing with Foxy Shazam, Semi Precious Weapons and Boyhollow, The Sounds just released their third studio album, Crossing the Rubicon, last June and are on the first leg of their world tour supporting it. For those who haven’t heard it, it’s absolutely spilling over with electricity and force … and a bit more dance than previous Sounds material. It is going to become your official definition of Halloween rock … especially if you’re wearing a gorilla costume (which you should be … if not more). You will be bouncing so hard your glitter will disintegrate. Your pumpkin head will explode with adoration. Get tickets here.

Also, Denver gypsy rock icons DeVotchka are playing their token Halloween show at The Boulder Theater on Saturday, but alas, it’s sold out. If you’re wearing nothing but leather straps and rollers skates, maybe someone will let you in or sell you a ticket. Otherwise, check them out on Friday at the Boulder Theater. Surely they will still be wearing zany costumes and will have their black cat lights decorating their tuba. There are still tickets to that show.

Last and um … least (the two above shows come much more highly recommended), if you’d rather get aggressive and greasy, check out Nashville P*ssy at The Bluebird on Saturday. Costumes are all up to you, but they’d best include some steel-toed boots. And maybe a gun. Just sayin. Get Nash tix here.

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