The Pilot Light Halloween Show!

Since the first installment in 2002, our annual fundraiser/benefit show is one of the biggest, best times of the year! Over time it has moved around as it outgrew our humble wall, moving to larger spaces (big thanks to Mill & Mine, Ironwood, the Bijou, Fireproof, and others!)

It’s a rock-n-roll masquerade show with some of your favorite Pilot Light regulars putting together bands and dressing up to perform as your favorite stars on an impossible bill. It’s also the only time each year we book cover bands (well, sometimes we do it on April Fools’ Day too), so the emphasis is on bringing the best and most accurate presentation possible.

Want to perform? Get in touch with your idea at booking@thepilotlight.com . The slots are usually 20min / 5-song sets, with the headliner playing a little longer. One catch: once a band has been done for Halloween, it can never be repeated! Below is a list of artists who have already been done (if you notice anything missing, please get in touch.)

The show is always on Halloween Night, October 31st. This benefit show is a huge help to keep Pilot Light going, so please come out and support!

Previously on Halloween:
ABBA
AC/DC
Alabama (2022)
Asia
B-52s (2005)
Bauhaus (2022)
Beach Boys (2011)
Beastie Boys
The Beatles
Billy Idol
Black Flag
Blondie
Blue Oyster Cult (2019)
Butthole Surfers 
Buzzcocks (2019)
The Cars (2013)
Cheap Trick (2009)
The Circle Jerks
The Clash
Concrete Blonde
Crazy Horse
Cream (2017)
Creation
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Cure
Daft Punk (2022)
The Damned
Daniel Johnston
Dead Kennedys
Descendents
Devo (2004)
Dolly Parton
Dr. T and Electric Mayhem (2005)
Duran Duran (2008)
Echo and the Bunnymen
Elvis Costello (2017)
Eyehategod
The Fall (2021)
Flipper
The Frogs
Gary Numan
The Germs
The Go-Go’s
The Gun Club
Hall and Oates
Huey Lewis and the News
The Jazz Butcher (2017)
Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus Lizard
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers
Joy Division
Judas Priest
The Kinks (2017)
Kraftwerk (2002)
Marilyn Manson (2017)
MC5 (2021)
Melvins
Michael Jackson
Milli Vanilli
Minor Threat
The Minutemen
Misfits (2007)
The Monks (2022)
Motorhead
The Nerves (2019)
New Order
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Nirvana (2008)
OMD
Patsy Cline
Pavement
Pink Floyd
Pixies
Plasmatics
Poison Idea (2008)
Queen
The Ramones
The Replacements (2022)
Roky Erickson (2016)
Roxy Music
Sam Cooke (2012)
Siouxsie and the Banshees (2009)
Sleep
The Smiths
Soft Cell
Sparks
Spinal Tap (2006)
Iggy & The Stooges
Subhumans
Suicide (2021)
T-Rex
Television
Thin Lizzy
Tiny Tim (2021)
Velvet Underground
The Ventures (2015)
Weezer
Willie Nelson (2022)
Wipers
Wire
X
X-Ray Spex
The Zombies (2014)
ZZ Top

(updated Oct 18, 2022)

Coming up next

Saturday Nov 18th – 8pm $10
JOSE P ORCHESTRA with LOINETTES

Sunday Nov 19th – 8pm $10
TRICKY YOUTH, WHITECORSET, RECOVERED MEDIA, KOI PUDDLE, and NATURAL BLK INVENTION

Monday Nov 20th – 7pm $FREE
Out Series: Improvised music sets

Monday Nov 27th – 7pm $FREE
Out Series: Improvised music sets

Wednesday Nov 29th – 8pm $15 adv / $20 day of show
TAGABOW with FULL BODY2, NULL, and SHUDDER
Get your Advance Tickets now!

Thursday Nov 30th – 7:30pm $FREE
Composition Senior Recital: CALLA BURKE featuring SEAN BURKE, BRI CRAIG, KEAGAN CRAIG, RYAN DUNAWAY, SIENA FULTON, SUMMER FUSS, MATT NELSON, ANDREW PAULSON, HANNAH PAULUS, and GLAD I DIDN’T GET MY STUPID WISH

Friday Dec 1st – 8pm $10
BARK with W8ING4UFOS and WILL GRIFFITH

Saturday Dec 2nd – 8pm $10
CHATTER with PAPERWORK and TOMMY BATEMAN AND SOME THIEVES

Sunday Dec 3rd – 8pm $10
HORCERER with I JUST CAME

BIG KITTY & WEIRD IAN

Miss the show? Want to re-live it? We’re going to leave this up for a little while in its entirety for your viewing pleasure!

From Toulouse, France all the way from Chattanooga is a rare performance from wonder-showman BIG KITTY Clark Williams ! Featuring the fantastic WEIRD IAN & THE RESTLESS LEGS, to kick things off !! Come see this show in person, or watch it live streaming right here at showtime. If you enjoy the livestream, please consider a donation to Pilot Light to help us support the artists and keep things running!

SATURDAY night September 4th at Pilot Light. 8pm. $10

Hear it! : https://bigkitty.bandcamp.com/

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