Venus DeMars's stage clothes consist of those kinky corsets that usually sit dusty in our closets until 3 a.m. rolls around. And damn if those 30 hooks and eyes aren't tough to manipulate with boozy double vision. But Venus reminds us we that ought to unleash our inner fetishists more often. And what better time to liberate our fishnets and (fake) leather boots than Hallo-freakin'-ween whilst watching Venus and All the Pretty Horses' Placebo-meets-Bauhaus rock 'n' roll? As if we needed more incentive, sharing the bill are those spazzy noise folks from Gay Witch Abortion. And it's free! Remember to take it slow so we don't throw up. Oh, screw it. Another round! With the Funeral and the Twilight. 21+.
Fri., Oct. 31, 9 p.m., 2008