The pill's 5th annual Halloween show
Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Great Scott
Tickets on sale now through Ticketweb.com
Halloween shows at the pill have become stuff of legend. What began as an idea among friends in 2003 at the Paradise Lounge has evolved into a yearly celebration that has caught on citywide. That year, the Information performed as the Cure and the Cignal resurrected the Happy Mondays. In an instant, the bar was set and a legacy was born.
Many of the pill's Halloween performances are still talked about. Bands don't just play a thin cover set – they become the band, with visuals making as much of a mark as the sounds. These shows are performances at their best.
Were you there when Protokoll turned Great Scott into a smoke-filled catacomb as Bauhaus in 2005? Did the rousing impression of Jarvis Cocker by Thom of the Bon Savants get you closer to Pulp than ever before at the Middle East Down in 2004? Did you feel so extraordinary when Lifestyle closed last years set as a raved up New Order? Or maybe it was Suede and Echo & the Bunnymen last year, or the Velvet Underground and Joy Division before that, or Depeche Mode, Blur and Primal Scream in 2004?
This year, the pill welcomes back one familiar face to headline the 2007 show, as well as three newcomers looking to make a mark on the pill's vaunted Halloween tradition.
For our 5th annual event, we welcome on Oct. 31 the King of Glam Rock at his absolute apex, one of the undisputed leaders of the Britpop revolution, the visionary creators of the Britpop revolution and a phenomenal post-Britpop act that met its demise all too soon. We are proud to present:
David Bowie, performed by the Daily Pravda
Blur, performed by the Lie Society
The Stone Roses, performed by Mako
The Libertines, performed by the Perennials
Tickets are on sale now through Great Scott's www.ticketweb.com outlet. The show begins at 9 p.m., is 18-plus and admission is $10. Costumes are encouraged, with prizes for best attire.
Before, between and after the bands, DJ Ken brings the dance party to the midweek with another sterling mix of Britpop, Modern Indie and Beyond. See you then. Look bloody sharp.
xoxo the pill
the pill www.thepillboston.com
The Daily Pravda www.thedailypravda.com
The Lie Society http://www.theliesociety.com
The Perennials www.myspace.com/perennialsareforever
Great Scott www.greatscottboston.com