Shows, From Here to Halloween


It’s time to monetize cuffing season. Despite dropping temperatures, the final stretch of October is always busy — and lucrative. That all culminates in Halloween, the biggest prestige gig this side of New Years Eve. Predictably enough, there’s plenty of competition for your money on the 31st.

First, though, we’ve gotta get there.

On Friday, Oct. 26th, the Church Street DJs team will be taking over the Blue Room at Red Square for PHASES, a series of shows they’re curating around Burlington this Fall. Friday’s edition will feature producer / DJ David Chief and DJ KermiTT. It all starts at midnight.

Further south, Maiden Voyage will be throwing a celebration that night at Windsor Station, their home turf and ol’ stomping ground. From there, Jarv has a busy weekend — first, he’s opening for legendary producer/performer RJD2 at Hawks & Reed in Greenfield, MA on Saturday night. After that, he swoops back to BTV to open for Prof at Higher Ground, alongside Mister Burns.

Awkwardly enough, Halloween itself falls on a Wednesday night. Downtown Burlington will be past capacity anyway, and the 99 Neighbors Graveyard Smash at Club Metronome will capture a lot of that human tide. They’ve got Loupo and Chyse on the bill and they’ve been preparing something special for weeks now. Expect a great time and minimal elbow room. 9 pm show. 18+ $15 adv / $20 door. 21+ $10 adv / $15 door.

Montpelier has dope options, too: Charlie O’s World Famous will be hosting Jarv, Sed One of Boomslang, and the surf-rock shred of The Tsunamibots. They’re calling it Robots vs. Hip Hop. 9 pm show. 21+. FREE SHOW.

Finally, there’s a party in Essex Junction, Carnival of Sins. As the press release puts it: “Khaosity will be bringing the rage to the Essex VFW on Halloween night.” Kosha Dillz will also be appearing, along with performances by Colby Stiltz and rising talent Corty Booth. There will be prizes and there will be tacos. 6 pm show. $5. ALL AGES.

Justin Boland