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GWAR played a sold out show at the Summit Music Hall on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com Let’s face it. There’s not much, or anything, scary about “Monster Mash.” Even “Thriller,” for that matter, is a little PG and a tired choice for Halloween playlists. Sure, Michael Jackson’s song is a Halloween classic, but we hear it every Oct. 31. So, as you’re...
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The Afghan Whigs at the Bluebird Theater in Denver (photos, review)

Afghan Whigs at The Bluebird Theater on 10/29/14.

The Afghan Whigs performs at the Bluebird Theater on Oct. 29, 2014. Photos by Mike McGrath, heyreverb.com.

Greg Dulli and the Afghan Whigs wear their maturity well. It has not softened them, and it has definitely not quieted them — Wednesday night’s show at the Bluebird Theater was very, very loud. Recording and touring (with various line-up changes) for nearly 30 years as an angsty alt-rock staple has focused them and lent a sense of ripened authenticity to their deeply wrought brand of power rock.

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GWAR’s Vulvatron on battling sexism, Oderus Urungus, the band’s future

GWAR plays Denver's Summit Music Hall on Oct. 31.

GWAR plays Denver’s Summit Music Hall on Oct. 31.

There’s a hint of tragedy in Vulvatron’s metallic, otherworldly voice when I ask the new GWAR singer if Scumdogs cry.

On March 23 Dave Brockie, the singer of the metal band GWAR, died of an accidental heroin overdose. In the band he played the character Oderus Urungus, the leader of GWAR, which according to its own mythology, is made up of creatures from another planet called Scumdogs, who are gods among men and bent on destroying the planet. On stage the band will spray the audience with blood and sacrifice effigies of celebrities and political figures.

Even in interviews the members of the band don’t break character — they talk about sex, blood, drugs and other activities pleasing to the vile Scumdogs. But when we’re talking about Oderus, Vulvatron is somber.

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Halloween playlist: 10 songs that are actually good and actually scary

GWAR played a sold out show at the Summit Music Hall on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com

GWAR played a sold out show at the Summit Music Hall on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Seth A. McConnell, heyreverb.com

Let’s face it. There’s not much, or anything, scary about “Monster Mash.” Even “Thriller,” for that matter, is a little PG and a tired choice for Halloween playlists. Sure, Michael Jackson’s song is a Halloween classic, but we hear it every Oct. 31.

So, as you’re picking your soundtrack for your Halloween party, or looking for a playlist to hear while you hand out candy or what to listen to as you apply your fake blood, take some risks, try something new. Use our Halloween playlist and impress your friends with some music that’s unexpected, and as good as it is scary.

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