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Lots of live music for Halloween

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As expected, ghosts, ghouls, serial killers, Duffman and many other costumed creepy crawlies were Tim Carter of the Chevelles at Average Joes. Photo by Richard Ameryout in force for Halloween on the Saturday night, Oct. 31. Several venues featured bands playing an array of covers.
  And all of them had excellently costumed crowds.
 The Slice featured a variety of local musicians doing their best Black Sabbath impersonations.

 The set I saw featured Aaron Trozzo done up as a convincing Ozzy Osbourne, complete with long haired black wig sunglasses and large cross hanging from his neck.

 They played a lot of  dark, detuned , obscure cuts from Black Sabbath's early years.

 Down the street at Average Joes, the Chevelles, dressed as surgeons, played to a good sized  crowd.
 They played lots of popular hits including a sweet singalong of “Sweet Caroline,” and an excellent version of “The Monster Mash.”

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge had a full house for multi-instrumental funk rock trio Adequate who Adequate geting funky at the Owl for Halloween. Photo by Richard Ameryplayed a more than adequate set of funk, rock and disco  as they traded instruments and even knocked off a solid version of “ Thriller,” which had a packed house trying to dance in bulky costumes.

Things were a little more laid back at the Onion, where it was all about modern country music.
 The Old Man River band played plenty of contemporary country hits and went all out on their costumes which includAaron Trozzo does his best Ozzy impersonation for Halloween at the Slice. Photo by Richard Ameryed singer Austrian Graf dressed as Alice and bassist Ray Banman dressed  as the Mad Hatter.

 Graf did an excellent job on Gretchen Wilson’s “Here for the Party.” The Old Man River Band at the Onion for Halloween. Photo by Richard Amery

They also added Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life to the set, which was more similar to Shooter Jennings’ cover of the song.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 November 2015 12:54 )  
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