Pop Quiz

Take this handy Halloween Quiz to help you decide what shows to check out this week.

1. You’re mostly likely to wear a costume that is:
a. Politically motivated: Look out Rick Perry, I’ve got shoulder pads!
b. Gender-bending: It’s the one time of year your wife doesn’t get weirded out when you put on her heels.
c. Basically, your underwear: if you’ve got it…
d. Two layers of the clothes you wear normally: Look, I’m a hobo!

2.  You celebrate Halloween at your house by:
a. Reading Edgar Allan Poe and sleeping with the light on.
b. Eating candy all month long and then leaving an empty bowl outside your house for trick-or-treaters with a “Help yourself” note.
c. Drinking too much and getting into a screaming fight with your significant other.
d. Weaving giant cobwebs throughout your yard that will annoy the mailman until December.

3. What scares you the most?:
a. Moles that are not symmetrical.
b. People who can fit an entire apple in their mouth.
c. Corn mazes (if you don’t have your cell phone handy).
d. All of the above scare you equally.

4. Free Association: Carving Pumpkins:
a. Stencils.
b. Too much trouble.
c. Emergency room.
d. Why don’t I have matches/a decent knife?

5. Agree or Disagree with the following statements:
A Halloween party needn’t end in bloodshed to be truly enjoyable.
I dress my pet up for Halloween.
My pet enjoys dressing up for Halloween.
My pet telepathically communicates what she wants to be for Halloween.
I’ve eaten more than 8 ounces of candy corn in a single sitting.
Pretending to be dead is a legitimate form of “me time.”

6. Which is more Spooktacular?
Rotten eggs vs. Rotten tomatoes
Bleeding from mouth vs. Bleeding from ear
Freddie vs. Jason
Haunted Houses vs. Your actual basement
Stinkbugs vs. Black Cats

If you chose mostly “A’s” and agreed with at least three questions and you have stink bugs in your house check out: Crooked Fingers. He performs at the Grey Eagle on Thursday, Oct. 27.  The show starts at 9 p.m. with Strand of Oaks opening.  This former Archers of Loaf Eric Bachmann puts out records that Rolling Stone called “…as intricate and bewitching as the work of Tom Waits or the Tindersticks.”

If you thought “B” was the go to answer and you love candy corn, The Broadcast hosts a Day of the Dead party along with reggae band Common Foundations at Mo’ Daddy’s on Monday, Oct. 31 beginning at 9 p.m. The Broadcast relocated to Asheville from Brooklyn, and they play high energy Motown with powerful female vocals provided by lead singer Caitlin Krisko.

If you selected more “C” choices, agreed with almost every statement, and thought all choices were equally Spooktacular, you need to see The Rev. Horton Heat; he brings his religion to the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m.  Supersuckers & Dan Sartain open the show.  Expect high energy-rockabilly with a sense of humor.

If you chose more “D” answers, couldn’t decide if you agreed or disagreed with most statements, and preferred the formers to the latters, you need to see Truth & Salvage Co. The band plays the Grey Eagle on Saturday, October 29th at 8:30 p.m.  Ruston Kelly and The Lumineers open the show. T & S Co. play high energy harmonizing country rock, and opened for The Avett Brothers, Gov’t Mule and Lynryd Skynryd.

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