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Wednesday, October 26,2011

Turn it down

by Rich Tupica

’Haunted House’ Music at Mac’s


For those who can’t wait until the weekend to get in
costume and shake that thang to some booming house music, Mac’s Bar
could be the spot. On Thursday, it hosts a night that’s dubbed “Haunted
House.” Aside from a costume party, area DJs will also make some noise,
including Ruckus, John Beltran, Jake Pechtel, Rachael P, and Robert
Perry. For those who dig deep-house music and techno, you may want to
check out “Indigo Play,” a recent song Perry (who is also a producer)
released for Dot Dot Records: The track is included on a compilation
titled “Dots.”  




’Red-Rum Runners Hosts Halloween Shindigs


Thursday, Oct. 27 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 18 and over. $5, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.


Rum Runners, which claims to have “the best Halloween
decorations in Lansing,” will host its 2011 Halloween parties Friday
and Saturday. “We are very proud of our decorations,” said Mike Walsh,
a representative for Rum Runners. “We have employees that have worked
on set design and prop-making for major construction. So much of our
decor is custom-made, painted and installed.” Both days include costume
contests and cash prizes. Saturday is the customer-favorite “Tour of
Terror.” Best costume winner gets $200 cash for first place and a $50
gift certificate goes to the runner-up.




Uli’s Haunted Haus of Rock Hosts Free Show


Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 @ Rum Runners, 601 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 21 and over. www.rumrunnersusa.com.


For those looking to head-bang to some familiar tunes,
Uli’s Haus of Rock could be the spot on Saturday when it hosts a free
rock show/Halloween costume party. Taking the stage is Jamboozle, a
high-energy, Lansing-based cover band that formed in 1998. The band
plays a blend of rock hits from the past 40 years as well as tunes of
today. 




Frontier Ruckus Masquerades at the Loft


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ Uli’s Haus of Rock, 4519 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing. FREE, 21 and over, 8:30 P.M. to 1:30 a.m. 


Local indie-folk wunderkinds Frontier
Ruckus returns to Lansing Saturday for an evening of performance and
Halloween masquerade at The Loft. The band is still busy touring the
country in support of its latest album “Deadmalls and Night Falls,”  which
was just re-released in a double-vinyl edition by local record label
Lower Peninsula Records. Costumes are encouraged and the promoters ask
guests to come “shrouded in mystery and fun anonymity.” Prizes will be
given to the most extreme look. Also taking the stage will be The Soil
and the Sun (Grand Rapids-based folk rock), and Timothy Monger State
Park, which is a musical project of Monger, who is also a part of the
Great Lakes Myth Society, an area band. For those looking for some
bumpin’ bass, DJ Space and DJ Janitor will spin remixes and mash-ups.  For ticket information visit fusionshows.com. Tickets are also available at Flat, Black & Circular and Music Manor. 


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ The Loft, 414 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, $10 advance, $12 at door, 18 and , doors 8 p.m. DJ show admission:  $3 for 21 , $5 for 18 . 




Neon DJs Spin Spooky Grooves


Mac’s keeps up the ghostly spirit on Saturday when it
hosts “Neon Halloween.” The night includes a costume contest and sets
of “spooky grooves” from some of the resident Neon Tuesday DJs,
including Roque Ybarra, Xaos, iNoV8, Dry Bones, Andy Lynch, and Chase
Frarey, a.k.a. iNoV8. Frarey is a Midi-manipulating East Lansing-based
DJ, who specializes in “hyphy, funky, crunky” and “bouncy bass and
crunchy melodies.”


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ Mac’s Bar, 2700 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, 18 and over. $7, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.




Spiral into the ’Haunted Mansion’


Spiral Video & Dance hosts the “Haunted Mansion:
Ultimate Halloween Party” Saturday. The night features DJ John Cruz
spinning Top 40 and dance music videos. The nightclub promises “crazy
shows all night long,” along with a special “Rocky Horror” number after
midnight. The winner of the Spiral costume contest receives a $300 cash prize. For more information, visit www.spiraldancebar.com.


Saturday, Oct. 29 @ Spiral Video & Dance, 1247 Center St., Lansing. FREE, 18 and over, 9 P.M. to 3 a.m. 




Michigan Princess Riverboat Sails Through Devil’s Night


The Michigan Princess is an old-fashioned triple-deck
riverboat that has been sailing the Grand River since 1888. On Sunday,
party people are invited to board the Princess for the second annual
Devil’s Night Costume Party, which features live music from a dozen
local DJs. The boat will remain docked for the night, with the
exception of one “midnight cruise” down the Grand River from midnight
to 1 a.m.


The event, which is hosted by Boxcar Management, acts as
a fundraiser for the Lansing Derby Vixens, an area roller derby team.
Another highlight of the night is the announcement of the finalists in
the 2011 Capital City DJs tournament, which is an annual local house,
techno, and hip-hop DJ competition. For more information, visit
www.michiganprincess.com.  


Sunday, Oct. 30 @ The Michigan
Princess, 2971 West Main St., Grand River Park, Lansing, 8:30 p.m. to 2
a.m. Cover begins at 10 p.m. $7 with costume, $10 without costume.

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