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

Friday Jan 13th – 8pm $10
HEARTS GONE SOUTH with NIGHTJAR (fka Supine Sea) and YER FLOWERS (solo)

Sunday Jan 15th – 8pm $10
SAM QUINN’S CARTWRIGHT BROS. with JUBAL

Monday Jan 16th – 7pm $FREE
Out Series: Improvised music sets from: ONE HAND CLAPPING

Thursday Jan 19th – 8pm $10
HORCERER with SKY CREATURE and STEAKS

Friday Jan 20th – 8pm $10
CROWMEAT BOB with ERIC LEE and DARKER DENIM

Saturday 21st – 8pm $10
HAMMERED HULLS with CLEAR CHANNEL, ALIEN BRAIN WAVE, and CHATTER

Sunday Jan 22nd – 8pm $10
TENCI with JUNE ROSEWELL and THE NOISY
Get your Advance Tickets now!

Monday Jan 23rd – 7pm $FREE
Out Series: Improvised music sets from: BRADEN JONES / JAKE SMITH / MATT NELSON and ANDREW PAULSON

Thursday Jan 26 – 8pm $10
RAT PUNCH with THE SOUND THAT ENDS CREATION, DUCK BUTTER, and KOI PUDDLE

Friday Jan 27 – 8pm $10
A night of noise, dancing, and rocking roll with VELVETGUT PARRY

Saturday Jan 28 – 8pm $10
ANTADIE with STUPID WISH and LOST SOUND DEPT.

Sunday Jan 29 – 8pm $10
BAD IDOLS with SENECA BURNS, BURNT TOAST, and MARA NOODLE

Monday Jan 30 – 7pm $FREE
Out Series: Improvised music sets from: RYAN CLACKNER / JORGE VARIEGO / HUNTER DEACON / MATT NELSON and CARDBOARD CAT

Monday Feb 6 – 7pm $FREE
Out Series: Improvised music sets

Monday Feb 13 – 7pm $FREE
Out Series: Improvised music sets

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

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

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/

* Proof of Vax required
* Masks required

We’re Back!

comedian Drew Harper
comedian Drew Harper presides over his “Our Rebellion’s Eve” comedy & drag show

After 15 long months of being closed we have had 3 successful shows and are happy to officially announce our public reopening! More events are being added even as you read this text. Keep your eyes on this webpage for the most up to date information, and follow our Instagram and Facebook feeds. See you soon!