6 Concerts to Check Out on Halloween in Phoenix

This might be as hard to swallow as a gobstopper, but if you wind up marooned at home on Halloween night, it's probably your own damn fault. Maybe because you got stuck with candy-slinging duty or saddled with the kids. It certainly isn't because of a lack of things to do.

Besides the multitude of costumed ragers, masquerade balls, or themed club events planned for Friday, October 31, there's much in the way of live music over Halloweekend, including these half-dozen options.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.