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Halloween in the clubs
For Tantra's Halloween Horror Harlots spectacular, Melodie Gore will perform (among others) a "Mexican Dance of the Dead."


307 W. River St.

Jacksonville’s dub/electronica hypno–masters Greenhouse Lounge headline “Dirty Dub–o–Ween” Friday (Oct. 28), with Savannah’s own electronic hip–hop duo Thumbprint (Paxton Willis and Rick Riles). Skrubz and Grisly Adams round out the neon–lit electric bill, starting at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

On Saturday, perennial jam–band Turtlefolk is back with its Live Wire tradition, Turtleween, includuing a costume contest and myriad forms of weirdness, musical and otherwise. Special guests are Betsy Kingston & the Crowns from Athens.

Admission to the 10 p.m. event is $10.


At 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Wormhole Bar, 2307 Bull St. $5

For the second year, Savannah Pagan Pride Day summons the spirit of Halloween with pumpkin–carving and costume contests, Tarot card readings, an ongoing, interactive murder mystery game, live music by the delightfully colorful Free Candy. The DJ, for your All Saint’s pleasure, will be Talyn Dame Darcy.


At 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Tantra Lounge, 8 E. Broughton St. $5

“Burlesque Queen” Melodie Gore is the star of this eccentric showcase. Recently returned to her native Savannah after a few years in Los Angeles, where she worked as both an EMT and a go–go dancer, she says she “focuses on creating erotic fantasy characters mainly through costume and makeup. I am heavily influenced by Japanese and American traditional and pop culture.”Gore has an extensive background in makeup design.

The program also includes the poly–talented Anitra Opera Diva, whose specialty is foreign opera arias (she’s a trained vocalist) set against lavish and extraordinary music and backdrops. Also planned: A rendition of “Time Warp” by Pure Antimatter, the local shadow cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the Sass–a–Frass Dancers, singers, assorted costumed weirdos, contests, a live DJ and everything else one looks for in a risqué Halloween bash downtown.


127 W. Congress St.

For personal reasons, the guys in GAM are unable to play their beloved Halloween garish–fest this year, so the eighth annual blood–wrestling competition Saturday night (the 29th) will be accompanied by a round–robin of tribute bands.

Ah, but these aren’t your run–of–the–mill tribute bands. Members of Niche, Hot Pink Interior, Lonesome Swagger, Damon & the Shitkickers and others are morphing, for this night, into 36 (Wu-Tang tribute), Cheap Chick (Cheap Trick, natch), Dead Elvis & the Broken Pelvises (you can guess that one), and Transmission (Joy Division). Fun starts at 9:30 p.m.; admission is $8.

And the beat goes on. Monday night (Halloween proper) the club’s got Men in Black (Johnny Cash tribute), Bottled Violence (Minor Threat tribute), Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath), Human Flies (Cramps), 138 (the Misfits) and 10 1/2  (Black Flag), with players from Black Tusk, Dead Yet?, Free Candy and others. Cover for Monday (at 9:30) is $6.