by staff writer Jamie Logan
Prytania Bar will present its Halloween Cover Show 9 p.m. on Thursday. Four local bands will take the stage to cover top-40 radio hits in a mash-up that is as thrilling as it is spooky. General admission tickets cost $7, but those in costume only pay $5.
Halloween is always gaining momentum in New Orleans. This year, the celebration starts early. Guests in cheap store-bought costumes or elaborate self-made ones will experience Halloween Prytania-style, listening to up-and-coming bands next to the half-dressed girls in “costumes” consisting solely of animal ears.
The bands’ musical styles will range from strains of polished pop to a pastiche of alternative rock. ArchAnimals will perform its take on Modest Mouse, and Aerial Attack will experiment with hits from The Killers. Chilldren will present numbers by Destiny’s Child, and MANS will daringly take on the Spice Girls.
Editorial note: One would hope that Jay-Z and David Beckham impersonators, or even the real deal, will make an appearance to cheer on their pop-princess wives at Prytania Bar. One would hope… and if one is drunk enough and has enough personal conviction / costume commitment, such a thing could be possible. We’re just sayin