Every year since I’ve moved here, I have noticed a tradition of Bloomington musicians getting together to form tribute bands for the Halloween season. So far, I have heard of four Halloween themed shows, with three being specifically based around tribute bands.
Starting off the holiday is TigFest, October 16th at 902′s.
Saturday, October 30th marks the first round of tributes at The Bishop with PASTOR OF MUPPETS (a Metallica tribute band), CITIZEN DICK (“Singles” soundtrack tribute band), and BLUERTON (Weezer tribute band).
Sunday, October 31st (Halloween) 902′s will feature Sump Pumps paying homage to their favorite band in existence, DEVO. Also performing will be members of Rip and the Morning Afters and Morsifer covering The Misfits, members of The Rolling Blackouts performing Operation Ivy songs, and members of The Post and Kelvin in a Joy Division Tribute.
Round two at The Bishop is also on October 31st. “Rot The Night Away” will feature locals DREAMERS OF THE GHETTO, with special guests The Misfits (a different Misfits tribute from that at 902′s!), Nirvana, Suicide and The Wipers.