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Monster mashes: 5 concerts in New Orleans for Halloween

Mummies, metal and more

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Here Come the Mummies
9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30
Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com
Arriving just in time for Halloween, the anonymous, costumed eight-piece funk band — each adopting spooky synonyms and wrapped head-to-toe in gauze — keeps its membership (I'm sorry) under wraps. The band conjures big, party-friendly pop-funk anthems, most recently on 2016 albums Underground and A Blessing and a Curse. Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes open. Tickets $22-$25.

Crowbar and Eyehategod
9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.31
The Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., (504) 528-9569; www.thejoytheater.com
Among the biggest metal bands to spawn from New Orleans and surrounding swamps, sludge lords Eyehategod have been making their return to the stage following the recovery of Mike IX Williams, who survived a liver transplant last year. Crowbar — which released its mammoth 11th album The Serpent Only Lies in 2016 — shares a double bill with the band. A Hanging opens. Tickets $20-$30.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat
9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31
One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net
After skipping town in 2016, the weather warlock Quintron and puppetmaster Miss Pussycat return for their annual surprise-themed Halloween gig. Next big thing MC Delish Da Goddess also is on the bill with Nora Keyes & the Invisible Elf Witch, Spellbreaker and DJ Alix Brown.Tickets $18.

The Unnaturals album release
10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31
Check Point Charlie, 501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847
New Orleans' longtime spooky surf rock outfit The Unnaturals celebrate the Halloween release of The Unnaturals Face the Dreaded Kimono Dragon, the band's latest contortion of swinging surf guitar with punk, metal and rockabilly. Free admission.

Community Print Shop Halloween cover show
9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31
AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave. (504) 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge.net

New Orleans musicians team up as one-night-only costumed cover bands — either as pitch-perfect doppelgangers or over-the-top approximations — for an annual benefit for the New Orleans Community Print Shop. This year's lineup features bands performing as Radiohead, Irma Thomas, The Promise Ring, Rush, Kate Bush, Weezer and Cocteau Twins. Admission $5, with all proceeds benefiting the print shop.

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