Birthdayy Partyy

Get your Halloween gear ready for Birthdayy Partyy's Costume Party at Sound-Bar Friday, Oct. 25. - Courtesy of Birthdayy Partyy

Sound check: BaseCamp’s haunted house, Birthdayy Partyy’s Costume Party, and other creepifying ways to celebrate Halloween

Haunted Lisle

BaseCamp Pub transforms into your haunted home away from home this Halloween season as it’s taken over by Jax Skull Productions and Adena Presents for an Afterlife Haunted Experience. Starting Thursday, Oct. 24, the bar grounds will be transformed into a haunted maze (run by the creators of the Jaycees haunted house in Lombard, so you know it’s creepy), with music indoors and special events leading up to the big day itself:

• Thursday, Oct. 24, the madness begins with karaoke and DJ performances as you wait your turn for the thrills and chills of the haunted house.

• Friday, Oct. 25, BaseCamp’s Masquerade Ball puts the chill in your weekend with a Best Mask contest and tunes from Akib, Bobby De Maria, Brvthers Keeper and DJ Nautic.

• Rise, Yours Truly and the Niki Loveley Band take the stage Saturday, Oct. 26, as BaseCamp hosts its $1,000 Costume Contest.

• Spend Halloween proper at the Zombee Bomb dance party, complete with three stages of musical entertainment hosted by Wealthy Habits on Thursday, Oct. 31.

• As the ghouls return from whence they came, get one more dose of Halloween spirit with Crazy X Saturday, Nov. 2, and one last chance through the haunted house before it fades away until next year.

7 p.m. every night through Saturday, Nov. 2, at BaseCamp Pub, 5750 Lakeside Drive, Lisle. Event prices vary; ticketweb.com.

The King of Mars hosts A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Elbo Room.
The King of Mars hosts A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. Friday, Oct. 25, at the Elbo Room. – Courtesy of The King of Mars

Halloween treats

The days leading up to Halloween include a number of other concerts, including bands playing as other bands, costume parties and tributes throughout the suburbs and Chicago.

A Haunting on Lincoln Ave. featuring The King of Mars, Origami Button, Prom Night Perm, Conspicuous Bystanders: 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 549-5549 or shows.elboroomlive.com.

Nightmare on Addison with Rage Against The Chilli Peppers, Moore, Chai Tulani, Manthom Phenace: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Alternative Method, Jessie’s Girl, Straight Jacket Romance: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.

Intonation Music’s 11th Annual Exquisite Corpse Ball with The Daytonics as The Cure, Kid Million as The Cars, Que Rico! plays One Hit Wonders, The Good as Billy Idol, The Boys of Summer as The Police, Leaders of Men as Joy Division: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

Halloween Showcase with Invictus, Kadooge: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at West Chicago Social Club, 920 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago. thewcsocialclub.com.

Rhetoric Halloween Monster Mash Metal Bash with Profits of Metal: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill, 7 West Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood. (630) 830-2565 or chicago-loop.com.

16th Annual Halloweekend at Montrose Saloon Part 1 with The Fiction Romantics as The Buzzcocks, Androgynous Mustache as Hall & Oates, The Webstirs as The Doobie Brothers, Roxy Morons as Roxy Music and Los Gallos Band as Los Lobos: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct 25, at Montrose Saloon, 2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. (773) 463-7663 or montrosesaloon.com.

Halloween Hoedown with Whiskey Thunder & The Gory Details: 9 p.m. Friday. Oct. 25, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Birthdayy Partyy’s Costume Party with Animalé, Meela and Niick Niice: 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Sound-Bar, 226 W. Ontario St., Chicago. soundbar.uvtix.com.

Spooky Singalong: 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 26 and 27, at Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. oldtownschool.org.

A Haunting at the Alibi with Westwood, Hillbilly Liars, Jeff and Mario, Rebels in Stereo: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at The Alibi, 4117 E. Wonder Lake Road, Wonder Lake. (779) 444-2292 or facebook.com.

10th annual Bands Being Bands Halloween Party featuring SAYERS as Prom Band, Polarizer as Beastie Boys, Model Stranger as Madonna, A Friend Called Fire as Metallica, Sugarpulp as Queens of the Stone Age: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. $12-$15. (773) 549-5549 or shows.elboroomlive.com.

Halloween Party with Boneshaker & Corium: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Penny Road Pub, 545 Penny Road, Barrington. (847) 428-0562 or pennyroadpub.com.

Raue Center’s Halloween Bash featuring Dead Man’s Carnival: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake. (815) 356-9212 or rauecenter.org.

Pencil Trick, 413 Band, leaving Scarlet: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Chicago Loop Sports Bar & Grill, 7 West Streamwood Blvd., Streamwood. (630) 830-2565 or chicago-loop.com.

V Is for Villains gets ready for Halloween at Chicago’s Cubby Bear with Melter and City Park Saturday, Oct. 26. – Courtesy of Brian Shamie

V is for Villains, Melter, City Park: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. $5-$7; free with costume. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Halloween Party and Costume Contest with Too White Crew, DJ Gator, DJ OuttaControl, DJ TecKniquE and more: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park. $10. (708) 388-8881 or facebook.com.

DZ Records presents An Intimate Hallows Eve with Dead Freddie, Pledge Drive, Shi La Rosa and Daydream Review: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at DZ Records, 8548 S. 85th Court, Hickory Hills. facebook.com.

One-X, American Idiots, After Matter: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at West Chicago Social Club, 920 Roosevelt Road, West Chicago. thewcsocialclub.com.

King of the Nighttime World Halloween Costume Party With Cherry Bomb: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at BrauerHouse, 1000 N. Rohlwing Road, Lombard. (630) 495-2141 or brauerhouse.com.

Halloweensteen with The Duke Street Kings featuring Michael McDermott: 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA XV with Bloodsport TMTB as Sublime With Beach, Jeff Schaller and the Long Way Home as Gin Blossoms, City Mouth as Phil Collins, Atomic John as Rolling Stones, Sad Paul Stanley as Vince Neil Stanley, Handsome Naked as Ludacris: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Beat Kitchen, 2100 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. (773) 281-4444 or beatkitchen.com.

Neon Halloween with UltraBeat: 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Austin’s Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville. (847) 549-1972 or fuelroom.com.

Roundhouse Halloween Dance Party featuring DJ Jayrock: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway, Aurora. (630) 264-2739 or twobrothersbrewing.com.

Downers Groove’s annual Halloween Show: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Bryan’s American Grille, 2009 Ogden Ave., Downers Grove. (630) 725-9110 or bryansamericangrille.com.

Galati’s Hideaway Halloween Party with There Goes The Neighborhood: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Galati’s Hideaway, 800 Feinberg Court, Cary. (847) 516-3663 or galatishideaway.com.

Thriller — Reggaeton Halloween Party: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Joe’s Live, 5441 Park Place, Rosemont. (847) 261-0392 or joesliverosemont.com.

Halloween Party with Rendition: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. (847) 362-6688 or mickeyfinnsbrewery.com.

16th Annual Halloweekend at Montrose Saloon Part 2 with The Stone Montroses as The Stone Roses, Rachel Drew as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Statutes Of Liberty as Velvet Underground, Planet Claire as Neil Diamond and Phil Angotti as Bob Dylan: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct 26, at Montrose Saloon, 2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. (773) 463-7663 or montrosesaloon.com.

The Freakeasy Presents Evil Eye — Halloween Chicago 2019: 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St., Chicago. (773) 549-4140 or metrochicago.com.

Hip-Hop Halloween: 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Subterranean, 2011 W. North Ave., Chicago. (773) 278-6600 or subt.net.

Halloween Party with Modern Day Romeos: 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Durty Nellie’s, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. (847) 358-9150 or durtynellies.com.

Electric Hotel Sundays: Freak Show featuring AVI SIC, DangerWayne, Luka: 11 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Electric Hotel Nightclub, 222 W. Ontario St., Chicago. (847) 987-0950 or facebook.com.

Halloween Bash with Dead Freddie: 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Cigars & Stripes, 6715 Ogden Ave., Berwyn. (708) 484-1043 or stripesbbq.com.

Beach Bunny
Lili Trifilio and Beach Bunny headline Thalia Hall Thursday, Oct. 31. – Courtesy of Denis Cheng

Beach Bunny with Prince Daddy & The Hyena and Another Michael: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Thalia Hall, 1807 S. Allport St., Chicago. (312) 526-3851 or thaliahallchicago.com.

Shuga Records Halloween Dance Party with Garrett David, Dasani Boys & Shuga Rose: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Emporium Wicker Park, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago. Free. eventbrite.com.

“The Nightmare Before Christmas” with the Chicago Philharmonic: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, Chicago. tickets.auditoriumtheatre.org.

Friday Pilots Club, Revolt Coda, Releaser: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Joe’s on Weed Street, 940 W. Weed St., Chicago. (312) 337-3486 or joesbar.com.

Tall Green Pine, Tonic Freight Train: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St., Chicago. Free. (773) 327-1662 or cubbybear.com.

Halloween Havoc! The 1st Annual Tribute to Double Door Halloween Show with Rocks Off as The Rolling Stones, Waxworks as David Bowie, Hessler as The Misfits/Danzig, Fate Night as Prince, Mel Senese as Gwen Stefani, Dr. Don & The Boogie Monsters as The Talking Heads, DJ Erik as Chris Jericho: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at HVAC Pub, 3530 N. Clark St., Chicago. (773) 789-8864 or hvacpubwrigley.com.

The Limbos, Modern Daybreak, Jerason Dean: 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Montrose Saloon, 2933 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. (773) 463-7663 or montrosesaloon.com.

Dubloadz “House of Ghosts Tour” with Dack Janiels, Suahn: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago. (773) 929-1322 or parkwestchicago.com.

A NGHTMRE on Lincoln Ave with DIVINITY and ZAMN: 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Elbo Room, 2871 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. (773) 549-5549 or shows.elboroomlive.com.

Halloween Night 2019 — Experience The Upside Down with Rendition: 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., Merrionette Park. Free. (708) 388-8881 or facebook.com.

• Brian Shamie is a Daily Herald multiplatform editor and local music junkie. Find him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter (@thatshamieguy) or Instagram (@chicagosoundcheck). Brian also keeps tabs on the Chicago-area music scene at chicagosoundcheck.com.