It’s Halloween weekend and you have enough anxiety in your life choosing whether to dress up as Harley Quinn or Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or a crazy clown. You don’t need the extra hassle of figuring out what to do once you are in said costume.
These three concerts are all worthy choices.
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The draw: This is a makeup show of sorts after the band canceled out on the Valley stop of the Make American Rock Again tour last month. Trapt released its debut on Warner Bros. Records in 2002 and were No. 1 on Billboard’s mainstream rock and modern rock charts with the single “Headstrong.” The band’s latest, “DNA” was released in April.
Trapt gets local support from Days Under Authority, Hi-Jinks, The Jacktones and WesthowarD.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Fulton 55, 875 Divisadero St. $15-$20. 559-412-7400, www.fulton55.com
The event: Strummer’s hosts five local bands for a free Halloween covers show.
The draw: This kind of musical costuming – having local bands tackle a full set of another band’s tunes – is always fun. Now, just how fun depends on the bands themselves and whom they choose to cover. Here we have Amoret as Paramore (which seems obvious and also awesome), plus Judah as Jawbreaker, Until Further Notice as Sia, The Radioactive Band as Fall Out Boy and Toxicity doing its tribute to System of a Down.
Details: 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. Free. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com
A mystic night
The event: Mystic Braves play a Hallows Eve party at Frank’s Place at the Warnors Theatre.
The draw: For those who missed them at last weekend’s Tastemaker’s music festival, Mystic Braves brings their retro surf rock back to the Valley. The band’s sound and aesthetic is so heavy on the ’60s psychedelia, it’s perfect for a costume party. Which this is. There’s a contest and everything. Winners will be chosen in three categories – spooky, sexy and original.
Mystic Braves will be joined by the Bakersfield garage band Los DeVitos.
Details: 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Frank’s Place at the Warnors Theatre Complex. $10-$12. 559-264-2848, www.warnors.org