Certainly the eighth Zombie Pub Crawl is a brain-devouring event, first and foremost, but the musical portion isn't too far behind. St. Paul's Midway Stadium, a.k.a. Zombie Island, will greet the barks, howls, and wails of the ultimate rap werewolf (and Reading Rainbow theme reviver) DMX. The stadium also hosts rhymer/reality star RiFF RaFF, the semi-sadistic rap talents of Action Bronson, and the locally bred insanity of Marijuana Deathsquads, among others. Yes, Empire Records soundtrack stars the Gin Blossoms, as well as booty-shaking instigators Big Freedia are taking part in the musical offerings at the Cabooze. Combine that with a metal lineup, a.k.a. music for folks who were never alive to begin with, at the Triple Rock led by Exodus.
Sat., Oct. 13, 2 p.m.-midnight, 2012