Ghouls and ghosts look set to rise from the grave in Castlebar tomorrow night, October 29, for what is set to be a memorable night of music and fancy dress in the county town. Castlebar’s largest fancy dress party, titled Devil’s Night, will take place at The Garbo’s Venue with live music from four excellent original bands — Overhead, The Albatross, Fangclub, Pranks, and Music For Dead Birds brought to you by Finbar Hoban Presents.
Overhead, The Albatross are a six piece instrumental outfit from Dublin known for their intricate yet powerful melodies and energetic stage presence. Their sound combines a multitude of instruments which go beyond the normal boundaries of "post-rock" and delve into the realm of the cinematic. Layered strings, electronics and spacious synths combined with soaring guitars and powerful drums are used to create their unique sound. OTA's music journeys from delicate intimacy to epic peaks, touching everything in between. Learning To Growl is the debut album, written between Ireland and the Czech Republic, produced and recorded in Clique Recordings, and mixed by Phillip Magee is out now.
Also on the night expect to see the brilliant Fangclub based out of Dublin, Fangclub are here to bring the rage and they're doing a bang-up job of it. The grunge outfit from have packed an awful lot of noise. Dublin grunge duo Pranks have had a busy year. Micheal Sheil (guitar and vocals ) and Gearoid Connaughton (drums ) have been steadily climbing the ladder of the Irish music scene since releasing their debut self titled EP in June. They've played their riff driven rock on stages at Hard Working Class Heroes and Whelans One's to Watch festivals, as well as headline and support shows in venues throughout the country into their two-minute single "Bullet Head" and it is just glorious. Opening the night will be Mayo two piece Music For Dead Birds.
This promises to be a brilliant Halloween fancy dress event with wonderful live music and fun for all at The Garbo’s Venue. The event is also fancy dress optional. Tickets are now on sale and are available through Downtown Records and Hogs Heaven Bar in Castlebar. Tickets are also available on the door on the night of the show.