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Music and party picks for Austin's ghouls and goblins

You might as well put in for a liver transplant now. Beginning tomorrow there are wall to wall parties in this great city until we all take a collective breath on Monday, November 2. Here are some picks for Halloween week and weekend; they are a combination of live music, dance parties, costume bashes and more.

Thursday October 29 Playing in Traffic presents: The Steps, SPEAK, Burning Hotels, MoTel Aviv
What is it:
Good old-fashioned indie rock. Take a breather before all the costume parties and monster mashes to enjoy a staple of the Austin scene.
Where:
Antone's
Cost:
$5 with RSVP
Link: Click to RSVP as well as for a chance to win a VIP table or one of 4 pairs of tickets

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Friday October 30 All Hallow's Eve Freak Show
What is it:
Bands, DJs, free booze, costume contest, and dancing.
Where: Mixx
Cost:
$5 with RSVP
Link: Click "I Like It" for a chance to win free tickets and RSVP here for $5 entry

OR

Rare

Rare Magazine's 1st Annual Halloween Costume Bash
What is it:
Rare Magazine & Speakeasy will be teaming up to host Rare's 1st Annual Halloween Costume Party. Dress up and come have a good Halloween time! There will be drink specials all night and a costume contest, so dress up to win big.
Where:
Speakeasy
Cost:
Free Link: RSVP for free here

Butthole Surfers

Saturday October 31 The Butthole Surfers at Stubb's
What is it: There are s ton of smaller parties going on, but I've always liked these guys. If you're Halloweened out (and still have money in your wallet) or aren't going to roam 6th Street, check it out. Cost: $30-35
Link: Get your tickets here
OR
Halloween at the Graveyard
 
What is it:
Come celebrate Do512's 3rd birthday with the biggest party of Halloween. Non-stop entertainment, including bands, DJ's, dancing, interactive animation art, stilts, fire, electricity, photo booth, custom screen printing, and all kinds of spooky madness. Performances by The Lemurs, Ark Attack! (Singing Tesla Coils) Hipnautica (Dark World Electronik), Businessman DJs. Complimentary Dos Equis and Sweet-o-Titos. Ambient lighting and design by Hipnautica and Rozone Productions. Cost: Free, but invite only 7-11pm
Link:
Invite only 

Most Interesting Show

Sunday November 1 The Most Interesting Show in the World
What is it:
It's Dos Equis' second try. The Most Interesting Academy was a great event, but had some logistical issues. They've (hopefully) ironed them out and are hosting a party at La Zona Rosa. Free beer!
Where: La Zona Rosa
Cost:
Free, but pseudo-invite only.
Link:
More info here

UPDATE 10/29: Had the wrong date for the Rare Party. You haven't missed it!

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