Corey O’Brien’s Community Concert and Event Calendar | Week of October 26th

Every Wednesday morning at 9, Corey O’Brien (x96, 7p to midnight) joins Radio From Hell to keep you from sitting home.

Have an event coming up? Submit it using the form at the bottom of this post and Corey may feature it.


•Michale Graves at Metro Bar

The one-time frontman of The Misfits returns to Salt Lake for a solo show on his Endless Sleep Tour and will be joined by Die Monster Die, Ulteriors and Zombiecock, of course.



•Cancer Bites Fundraiser at Brewvies

“Why run when you can watch movies to fight Cancer?? This year Cancer Bites presents The Little Shop of Horrors with Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. We are excited as we will sing along to help fight Cancer!
This year is special as we are dedicating it to the Founder and Co-Founder’s mom, who passed away from cancer this past year.  All proceeds will go to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. $20 gets you in the door and a very cool T-Shirt. (Must be 21 yrs old or older to get into this event.Tickets are on a first come first serve basis at the door) And there are some awesome raffle prizes as well! We hope to see you there!” You had me at, “feed me, Seymour!”



•Fear Con at the Salt Palace

Of all the cons around, this is one about fear as I imagined your figured out. “Fear Con will be themed Day or the Dead or Dia de los Muertos. If you do NOT have a cosplay or costume we will have professional make-up artists to “sugar skull” you! Fear Con’s focus will be on providing live, interactive entertainment. We want people to feel like there are things to see and do at every turn. We will also encourage all of our vendors to add to the look and feel of the show.” Don’t sugar skull me, bro…or do! There will also be escape experiences, a Miss Fear Con pageant and carnival games.


•Yellowcard at The Complex

Of course Yellowcard is still around, but not for long. This could be one of the last time you can catch them live as they have just released their final album. Joining them will be Like Torches and Dryjacket.


•The Faint at In the Venue

Right out of Omaha, this band once included Conor Oberst who would go on to front Bright Eye and become the king of alternative indie music. The Faint are a long way from the modern sound of Oberst. More of an indie, dance punk you won’t find a better dance party this weekend. Gang of Four will be opening.


•Get Freaky at Saltair

A two-day dance fest at the lake. “The summer is almost over and the cold fall air will soon arrive, bringing with it the mischievous spirits that surround Halloween. The undead will be awaken [sic] and the freaks will come out in full force as The Great Saltair is invaded with the creatures of the night for the most frightening weekend of the year.” Featuring Zed’s Dead, Allison Wonderland and more.



•Good Charlotte at In the Venue

20 years and still going with the release of their new album, “Youth Authority” on their new label MDDN, returning from a five-year hiatus. The Story So Far and Big Jesus are opening.


•Tom Brokaw at Rowland Hall Lower Campus

You know him from all his danger-action films and from the news and now you can see him walk off the TV and into your heart. He’ll be discussing the presidential election. “Brokaw has won every major award in his craft, including Peabody, Duponts, Emmys and lifetime achievement recognition. In 2014, President Barack Obama awarded Brokaw with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Brokaw’s latest book is A Lucky Life Interrupted (Random House, 2015). In this powerful memoir of a year of dramatic change, the best- selling author and former NBC anchorman chronicles a year spent battling cancer and reflecting on his long, lucky life.” The best part is that it’s open to the public and free to attend.


•Halloween Fetish Ball at Area 51

Get a bit freaky this Halloween weekend at Area 51’s Fetish Ball. Demonstrations, drinks, sexy people doing sexy things that you are probably scared to do.

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•888 at Velour in Provo

Touring with The Moth and the Flame, 888 are out of Colorado, so they are practically local and you’ve no doubt heard X96 playing “Critical Mistakes.” Holla Provo! I guess you buy tickets at the door as I could not find where to buy them online. Rock and/or roll.



•The Naked and Famous at The Depot

No doubt you remember The Naked and Famous from one of our X96 Nightmare Before Xmas shows. I believe it was a Saltair, just like this year’s show will be. All the way from New Zeland for your entertainment pleasure. They have a new album out now called “Simple Forms.” The Chain Gang of 1974 is opening, so get there early.


•The Haunted Aquarium at the Living Planet Aquarium

Haunted fishes! I love that. “Find ghosts, skeletons, and over-sized spiders lurking throughout the galleries. Our Education Team will have fun games with Creepy Crawlies including snakes and spiders, Scary Story Time, and Pirate Alchemy. You might also see some skeletons diving with the sharks! Join us for Trick-or-Treat October 29 – October 31 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will also be a special Trick-or-Treat for Aquarium Members on Member Morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on October 29.”



•War of the Worlds at Clark Planetarium

Trolling before Trump. “Salt City Radio Players are a radio theatre troop that present classic radio theatre plays with a Utah twist…and present them how they are meant to be seen…LIVE! Onstage with full musicians and foley artists! In October, 1938, the country was stunned and shocked when they heard over the radio that aliens had invaded Earth. Mass hysteria ensued. Join Salt City Radio Players as they recreate WAR OF THE WORLDS for a Utah audience, on the 80th anniversary of the original production. Watch in glorious 3-D, as the Hansen Dome Theater at Clark Planetarium comes alive during the show. Free to the public. Come early! Seats go fast! Co-sponsored by Pygmalion Theatre Company. Part of Utah Humanities Book Festival.”


That’s it for this week. I am all out of White Cheddar Smart Food Popcorn.

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