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Live Music: Run the Jewels; Grace Joyner; ALS benefit; Frank Solivan
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Music picks for today
  • Creature Feature Halloween w/ Megan Jean and the KFB Creature Feature Halloween w/ Megan Jean and the KFB
    The Mill
    Fri., Oct. 31

    Americana, 10 p.m.

    Megan Jean and The Klay Family Band are taking a break from their grueling tour schedule to put on their sixth-annual Charleston Halloween show. “Our theme changes every year,” says Megan Jean. “Previous years have included Dead Disney, Beetlejuice Dance Party, and Addams Family Dinner. It’s always a great time, and this year will be no exception.” The 2014 show will focus on classic Universal Studios monsters. “We will be showing an assortment of the original Frankenstein, The Wolfman, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon,” says Megan Jean. “We chose Frankenstein because it really is a classic piece of the genre. And we chose The Creature from the Black Lagoon because how can you leave out the most infamous creature of all time? Also, I’m pretty sure it was a Ravenel underneath all that swamp gunk.” Megan Jean’s music is filled with tales of the rising dead and skeletons in the closet. It’s Americana for the modern monster inside of you. The band will also host a costume contest for the best-dressed creature in the crowd, and prizes are to be had. “I will be hand-making some cross-stitched plaques laced with profanity, and bar cash at The Mill will also be awarded,” says Megan Jean. “The real prize is obviously winning at life in an awesome costume.” —J. Chapa FRIDAY


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