Northside Tavern to Host "Eat Your Heart Out" Halloween Cover Show Featuring Cincinnati Bands

Catch zombified covers of famous bands on Oct. 28 and 29.

click to enlarge Adam Stone performing in a previous Halloween cover show at Northside Tavern. - Photo: Paul Schroder
Photo: Paul Schroder
Adam Stone performing in a previous Halloween cover show at Northside Tavern.

Your favorite bands are back from the dead this weekend at Northside Tavern for “Eat Your Heart Out,” a two-night Halloween concert featuring cover acts pooled from some of the city’s coolest musicians. This year’s roster includes 10 bands split between Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29. 

Hosted by local voiceover artist and musician Adam Stone, this will be the fourth year he’s organized a Halloween show at the tavern. This year Stone chose zombies as the theme, which is appropriate since the event is being revived after two years of dormancy due to pandemic. However, he didn’t want to be rude to anyone who lost loved ones and so chose the wording carefully for this show.

“At first I was thinking of calling it some ‘dead’ pun, but you’ve got to walk a little bit of a line here,” Stone says. “You don’t want to be insensitive, but I think, for the most part, people are just ready to fucking party.”

So, “Eat Your Heart Out” it is.

The majority of bands in this year’s lineup are comprised of musicians that don’t perform together regularly – kind of a mix-and-match from a variety of groups.

“It’s not just about the performance,” says Stone, who will be on stage Saturday night in a Tom Petty cover group. “What’s really more fun is the month or two previous, getting together with friends, having rehearsals of these bands and songs you love and just matching up talent; crossing Cincinnati musician streams, if you will.”

From the event’s Facebook page:

Friday, Oct. 28

9 p.m.: Are you Afraid of the Cure {The Cure} / featuring members of Future Bummer, Keri Winter, Young Heirlooms, And Andy, Coast Off, The Mighty, Doctor Bionic

9:45 p.m.: Creedence Clearwater Chronicle {CCR} / fmo Mad Anthony

10:30 p.m.:  Dead Disco {Metric} / fmo Appaloosa, Carriers

11:15 p.m.: Candy Darling {The Velvet Underground} / fmo Fairmount Girls, Darlene, Molly Hatchet, The High and Low, The Pariahs, The Dummy Ups

Midnight: O-wasted {Oasis} / fmo Dreams of Surfing, Shuteye, Kickaways, Shadowraptr

Saturday, Oct. 29

9 p.m.: Dome {Devo does Helmet} / fmo Siren Suit, Old City, The Future Strikes

9:45 p.m.: The Hi How Are Yous {Daniel Johnston} / fmo Homemade Drugs, Sorry Eric, Nanny, Sandcrawler, Bug Licker

10:30 p.m.: Portisdead {Portishead} / fmo Rae Fisher, Strobobean, Leggy, Dream Tiger

11:15 p.m.: Zom Petty {Tom Petty} / fmo Hello Sapien, Toon Town, Slow Glows, Sharp Toys, Dune Buggy, Lemon Sky, Magnolia Mountain, Bulletville, Quotah, You You're Awesome

Midnight: Tragic Kingdom {No Doubt} / fmo MADQUEEN, Heavy Hinges, Mynah Tones, Jess Lamb and the Factory, Mt. Echo, Floyd and the Walkmen, Danbient”

Tickets are $10, but if you pay for admission Friday night and keep your wristband you’re invited to come again on Saturday without an additional fee.

Northside Tavern, 4163 Hamilton Ave.,

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