Finbar Hoban presents Tales from the Crypt tonight

Ghouls and Zombies will be making their way to The Clubhouse in Castlebar Celtic tonight Friday, October 28 as two of Ireland’s most respected live bands, Adebisi Shank and The Cast of Cheers, are set to headline Tales from The Crypt- Monster Halloween Fancy Dress Ball in association with All Affairs Fancy Dress and T-Rex clothing.ie Support on the night will come from three other bands, Lafaro, So Cow, and We Come in Pieces. Not only that, there will be loads of prizes for the best dressed costume including loads of special drinks offers on the night and don’t forget the famous Michael Jackson Thriller dance-off.

It has been almost two years since Adebisi Shank last played Castlebar. Since then the band have released their second album titled This is the second album of a band called Adebisi Shank and have just recently signed to the famous Sargent House record label in the USA, home to such greats as Fang Island and Tera Melos.

Cast Of Cheers unleashed a ballsy post-punk racket that is every bit as impressive as their moniker. Describing themselves as sounding "like the end of the world and dancing", the band have decided to offer their superb debut album Chariot for free. A raucous assault of angular riffs and insistent vocals, it is what Death From Above 1979 might sound like if they were trapped in a lift with Battles and Foals. Get there early and jump around to these guys. Lafaro who are also on the bill, have just released their new album Easy Meat.

It is useless to fight LaFaro if you are attacked. If they have you between their jaws they will not let go. If you do decide to put up a fight, LaFaro are likely to do a death roll. Polar opposite to the delicate poise of the influential jazz bassist Scott LaFaro, from which this Belfast quartet take their name, LaFaro are a wrecking ball of a band. Their rhythmic post-hardcore is designed to pulverise dance floors and leave no bottle of beer undrunk - this is music as it should be. Also on the night expect to see Tuam’s finest So Cow bring his blend of bubblegum pop/rock. First band We Come in Pieces from Limerick will start the night’s proceedings at 8.30pm sharp. Loads of prizes for best dressed and lots of drink promotions on the night and don’t forget The Michael Jackson Dance Off.

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