From Roky Erickson to Morris Day: Hot haunts for Halloween music

Roky Erickson at Music Under the Star at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Friday, July 11, 2014. 7/11/2014 Martin do Nascimento/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Roky Erickson at Music Under the Star at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Friday, July 11, 2014. Martin do Nascimento/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

FRIDAY: Spooky Hoot benefit for George Reiff at the Parish. Since word got out a few months ago that the local bassist and producer had been diagnosed with cancer, friends and well-wishers have contributed more than $125,000 to a crowdfunding effort. Many local clubs have held benefit shows as well, and this latest Halloween-themed version at the Parish features an amazing lineuep that includes the Robert Earl Keen Band, Kelly Willis, Fastball, Shinyribs, Carolyn Wonderland, Monte Warden, Carson McHone, Lincoln Durham, James McMurtry, Joe King Carrasco and Moonlight Towers. Shinyribs’ Kevin Russell tells us there’ll be a special bassists’ salute with all of the low-enders in the house teaming up to play Spinal Tap’s “Big Bottom.” $20. 8 p.m. 214 E. Sixth St. theparishaustin.com. — P.B.

FRIDAY: The Pharcyde’s “Bizarre Ride” ATX Halloween at Antone’s. The West Coast pranksters who produced some of the best comedic story raps of the early ’90s headline this hip-hop Halloween throwdown. They’re supported by an undercard loaded with Austin’s top rhymeslingers, Riders Against the Storm, Phranchyze, Zeale and Clemits. $25-$30. 10 p.m. 305 E. Fifth St. antonesnightclub.com — D.S.S.

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SATURDAY: Roky Erickson’s “Celebration of a Family Curse” at Wolfshield Ranch. This third annual event is a family affair, with spooky Roky and his Hounds of Baskerville band as the main attraction. Other performers include Jesse Vain & the Happy Hour Holiness Movement, Dark Palaces, Tennessee Stiffs and Royal Velvetee, plus DJs Fontana and Scissorhans. There are costume contests for both kids and adults, along with other children’s entertainment such as a pumpkin patch, bobbing for apples and trick-or-treating. $25-$30 (ages 13 and under free). 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. 7300 Cooper Lane. familycurse.ticketbud.com. — P.B.

SATURDAY: Zombie Ball with Morris Day & the Time at ACL Live. Appropriately enough, proper attire for this year’s undead spectacular will include ruffled blouses and amply sequined smoking jackets as the Purple One’s old cohorts Morris Day and crew headline. Houston’s typhoon of Gulf Coast soul, the Suffers, open. $40.50-$50.50. 8 p.m. 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd. acl-live.com. — D.S.S.

MONDAY: 101X “Homegrown Live” Halloween Ball at Barracuda. The rock station’s recurring series featuring local acts gets into the holiday spirit by presenting the macabre indie-rockers Tele Novella in an event that also serves as a record-release party for the group’s acclaimed new album “House of Souls.” Also playing are Big Bill, Deep Time and Pollen Rx. Plus, this one is actually on Halloween night! $8. 9 p.m. doors. 611 E. Seventh St. barracudaaustin.com. — P.B.

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