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Halloween To-Do: ACAC Cover-Up

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About to get serious: Das Gift.

ACAC HALLOWEEN COVER-UP
8 p.m., Vino's. $6-$7.

It's an annual tradition stretching back the last five years: A diverse slate of local acts tries to not just cover but fully impersonate iconic acts. This year, the featured locals seem particularly well-suited to the groups they're representing. Das Gift, an experimental three-piece that self-identifies with obscure genres like dark wave (a gloomier version of new wave) and steam punk (a fantasy movement that infuses elements of science fiction into the steam-powered 19th century), takes on Pink Floyd. Organizer Andy Burns reports that Das Gift has hired a string quartet, booked laser lights and plans to bring in a children's choir, presumably for “Another Brick in the Wall.” If that's not reason enough to go, perennial participant in the cover-up, Juggernaut Glitch, comes as the Roots; an ad hoc band, Speedo Slay, made up of members of That Thing That Always Explodes, the Chicklettes and Cinemahurt appear as Bikini Kill; and after regularly drawing comparison to the Clash, the Moving Front lends their aggro bite to the seminal punks' catalog. The costumed get a dollar off of admission.

UPDATE: The only part of the schedule that's set is that Das Gift will close the show. Vino's shuts down at midnight, so that should be sometime around 11 p.m.

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