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Fright night fun

Halloween may fall on Wednesday, but the spooky festivities start this weekend with a full roster of live music

By Olivia Wycech and Marcus Aurelius  /  Contributing reporters

Recently, the Funky Brothers (放客兄弟) stated that they would be going on hiatus from live shows so that they could record their first album after they raise NT$380,000 from crowdsourcing. The promoters at Frog in a Sock talked them out of their hideout to headline Resurrection III at the Red Theater (紅樓劇場) in Ximending (西門町).

According to lead singer Airy Liu (劉怡伶), they’ve been in meetings “all day and night” trying to plan the album. About tomorrow night, Liu said, “We are looking forward to singing at this party. We are the Funky Brothers and we will be bringing Funky Brothers to Halloween.”

Kid Millionaire, a recently formed electro-rock outfit that plays a full set without stopping in between songs, is also on the bill. DJs Noodles, Marcus Aurelius, Uppity, Digital D, NekBrace, Robi Roka and Shelter round out the night’s entertainment. There is also NT$10,000 up for grabs for best costume.

■ Resurrection III, tomorrow from 9:30pm to 4am at the Red House Theater (西門紅樓), 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號). Pre-sale tickets are available at all iBon/FamiPort outlets for NT$700 (NT$500 for students). Tickets at the door are NT$900, includes one drink (NT$700 for students, not including a drink).

Skaraoke’s raging set at last week’s Daniel Pearl Day was a real fan favorite. Their blend of horns, happiness and humor won over what turned out to be the biggest dancing crowd of the day. Tomorrow, Skaraoke takes the stage with Miss Banana and the Destroyers at Revolver’s Halloween party.

Miss Banana is a quirky electro rock outfit with a female vocalist. “They are perfect for getting the night started,” said Jez Gray, co-owner of Revolver.

The Destroyers are a fairly new alternative punk band on the scene with high energy riffs to get people more energized. The party ends with DJs James Ho and Sonia from the Bounce Girls.

■ Tomorrow from 10pm to 5am, at Revolver, 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號). Admission is free.

The Brass Monkey kicks things into full gear with their Halloween party every year. All the staff are dressed up and a majority of customers make a great effort on their costumes, says Max Murphy, the bar’s owner.

Those dressed in Halloween regalia won’t have to wait in line to enter. The rowdy crowds at Brass Monkey will be listening to the sounds of DJ Sharon all night and will participate in a contest with a NT$5,000 prize for best costume and NT$5,000 prize for sexiest costume.

■ Tomorrow at 9pm at the Brass Monkey, 166 Fuxing N Rd, Taipei City (台北市復興北路166號). Admission for women in costume is NT$150 and includes a drink and free drinks from 9pm-12am. Admission for women not in costume is NT$300 and includes two drinks. Admission for men in costume is NT$450 and includes two drinks. Admission for men without costume is NT$600 and includes two drinks.

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