Halloween-themed shows will be a highlight this weekend


Raul Alonzo Jr./ISLAND WAVES – Jesse De Los Santos of the Blind Owls sings during their set at the ¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest this past September. The Blind Owls will be bringing their brand of high-energy rock and roll to two stages this weekend: Bourbon St. for Hippie Halloween on Friday and the Halloween Dance Party at The NASA on Saturday.

It’s the weekend before Halloween, which means some of the best spooky-themed events are going to be going down throughout the city.

But even if you’re not feeling the Halloween spirit, there’s something happening for everyone. Here’s a roundup of some of the live music events I think would be worth checking out in Corpus this weekend:


The Function: Electronic and Hip-Hop Dance Party at VooDoo Nightclub

10:00 p.m., 317 N. Chaparral St.

$10.00, 21 and up

Meta Entertainment is putting on a double-header of showcases featuring local talent this Friday. Not only will the MC Meta himself be taking the stage, but he will be joined by future superstar Quentin Arispe, recently featured in the latest issue of the Island Waves. Rounding out the lineup are Ambrose Brown, Silmeon, and DJs Kinderr and Weasel.

Hippie Halloween at Bourbon St, featuring The Blind Owls, DJ JelloxShot, and DJ Know

10:00 p.m., 315 N. Chaparral St.

$10:00, 21 and up

Going down right next door to the Function will be this 60s and 70s-inspired Halloween costume party. The Blind Owls always know how to bring a show so make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Killer Queen at Brewster St. Ice House

8:00 p.m., 1724 N. Tancahua St.

$20.00 advance/$25.00 day of show

Queen seems to be one of those timeless bands that always gets people singing along. And Killer Queen, billed as Europe’s top Queen tribute band, will be looking to bring that sort of energy when they roll through Corpus this Friday.

Soulspeak at the Gold Fish

9:00 p.m., 724 N. Mesquite St.

I’m not too familiar with this jazz/hip-hop fusion group, but they name-dropped Anderson .Paak, Thundercat, and Kamasi Washington as artists they like on their Facebook page. If that’s any indication of the sound they’re looking to capture, this definitely might be a group to check out.


Halloween Dance Party at The N A S A

9:00 p.m., 1613 Agnes St.

$5.00, All Ages

The Blind Owls will also be gracing the stage of The NASA on Saturday, bringing the rock n’ roll energy to the venue’s Halloween dance party. Rounding out the festivities will be karaoke, emceed by local comedian Clintorious. Resale shop Olive Blue will also be open for the event right next door if you want to find some groovy threads before the show.

Randy Rogers Band at the Old Concrete Street Amphitheater

7:00 p.m., 700 Concrete St.


Country is not a genre I’m too huge on, but all the folks I know who love it seem to swear by this band. Catch them taking the stage with Chris Colston, Parker McCollum, Rodney Crowell, and William Beckmann this weekend.

Oddfellas at South Texas Icehouse

10:00 p.m., 6601 Everhart Rd., Ste. D5

Don’t feel like heading downtown to catch some live music? The Oddfellas — a talented multi-piece group of musicians — will be taking the stage this Saturday, bringing their variety of jazz and pop fusion to the South Texas Icehouse.

Southern Sinners with Mochate, The Orgies, and 3 Skulls at Black Monk Tavern

10:00 p.m., 5712 Gollihar Rd.

No cover, 21 and up

Black Monk seems to have become one of the main punk rock venues here in Corpus, so expect a riotous show at this pre-Halloween bash. Southern Sinners and Mochate will be bringing a southern/country-tinged blend to a lineup all sharing some of the genre’s roots.


First Annual Conjunto Fest at Gulf Coast Racing

1:00-10:30 p.m., 5302 Leopard St.

$8.00, 12-and-under free with adult

Looking for puro South Texas vibes? The South Texas Conjunto Association will be kicking off a day of music featuring the likes of Los 2 Gs, Tony Lopez, Loz Unikoz, and others at the old greyhound racetrack. According to the festival flyer, lawn chairs are encouraged though plenty of dancing will undoubtedly be underway.