One of the NYC Halloween traditions we'll be missing this year, along with the parade, is Sally Can't Dance's annual tribute to The Cramps, which usually happens at Bowery Electric. They're not going to let something like a pandemic stop them, though, and this year will go virtual on October 20 at 9 PM EDT. Hosted by Jonathan Toubin with a backing band that includes former Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert, this year's tribute features a great lineup of guest vocalists, including Kid Congo (who was in the Cramps), Jim Jones, Steve Wynn, Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's), LA Witch, Don Fleming (B.A.L.L.), Bebe Buell and the Scent, and more. Tickets are on sale and the full lineup is below.
That's not your only Halloween option courtesy of Bowery Electric. The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black will perform via livestream on October 27 at 8 PM EDT with special guests Lydia Lunch, M. Lamar, Christeene and rock photographer Bob Gruen. Tickets are on sale.