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Your Halloween pregame plan

Get in the mood with one of these sonic spook-outs, including a doubleheader on the big night itself.

Photograph: Courtesy Bowery Electric
The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

Pinkish Black

This Fort Worth duo, whose moniker references the grisly suicide of a former bandmate, made one of the year’s eeriest albums, Razed to the Ground, featuring darkly luminous goth-doom that should summon a genuine haunted-house vibe onstage.

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Until Fri Oct 25

Yoshiko Ohara

Yoshiko Ohara once fronted Bloody Panda, a local avant-metal act that took the stage clad in executioner’s hoods. Impressively, she sows the same mood of menace at her solo gigs, which evoke the moans of an undead choir.

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Until Sat Oct 26

The Misfits

No, this ain’t the original Misfits—Glenn Danzig’s pioneering late ’70s–early ’80s punk act. But the band’s bubblegum-horror masterworks still resonate in the hands of classic-era member Jerry Only.

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Until Tue Oct 28

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black

This cult-fave downtown outfit sets the perverse antics of fright-wigged, body-painted, perpetually topless frontwoman Kembra Pfahler to kitschy toe-tappers like “Fuck Island.” You won’t find a more only-in–New York Halloween spectacle.

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Until Sun Mar 2

The Body

If your fright thirst still isn’t sated, scurry to Greenpoint for a midnight set by harrowing Providence art-sludge duo the Body. Spooktacular!

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Until Fri May 27