Your Vibe: Mellow Rock
Dead & Company
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, nr. 31st St.; 212-465-6741;
Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; $55$99
If you’re too chill to be scared, join the surviving original members of the Grateful Dead (minus Phil Lesh) and John Mayer in their newly formed band’s Garden debut. Expect to hear your favorite Dead tunes with a bluesy twist.
Your Vibe: ’80 Funk
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Brooklyn Bowl; 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-963-3369; Oct. 31, 9 p.m.; $30
Your costume doesn’t have to be the only throwback this Halloween: Karl Denson, the acclaimed saxophonist in Lenny Kravitz’s band, who also recently toured with the Rolling Stones, will hit Brooklyn Bowl to play songs from Prince’s beloved 1980 album Dirty Minds.
Your Vibe: Cabaret Cacophony
World/Inferno Friendship Society
Warsaw; 261 Driggs Ave., at Eckford St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn; 718-387-0505; Oct. 31, 7 p.m.; $25
Have your festivities with a side of spectacle when this Brooklyn-based nouveau cabaret band plays its annual Halloween extravaganza. Just sit back, take in the mix of jazz, rock, and klezmer happening all around you, and let your quirky holiday happen.
Your Vibe: Karaoke Queen
Knitting Factory’s Halloween Party
Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 347-529-6696; Oct. 31, 8 p.m.; $10 advance, $12 day of show
The attendees won’t be the only ones playing dress-up at this concert: Each band will be playing solely covers, in a series of one-night-only tribute performances. The lineup includes the Bottom Dollars (aka Gideon & the White Fuzzy Boots) playing My Morning Jacket, Raccoon Fighter (aka Death Trip) tackling The Stooges, and Secret Someones (aka The Dookies) covering Green Day, plus a set from Halloween Oates. A pre- and post-show happy hour with $3 Buds and $6 beer-and-shot specials will keep the party rolling late into the night.
Your Vibe: Electro Remix
Music Hall of Williamsburg; 66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-486-5400; Oct. 30, 9 p.m.; $15 advance, $20 day of show
Hype up for the Halloweekend with this show from the Norwegian D.J. known for his cult favorite remixes (like his version of Bill Withers’s Ain’t No Sunshine) and this summer’s I Love You EP.
Your Vibe: Spooky Classical
Nothing to Be Afraid Of: New York Pit Stop Players
Christ and S. Stephen’s Episcopal Church; 120 W. 69th Street, at Broadway; 212-787-2755; Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.; $25, $15 for students
Classical music will haunt the night when this chamber ensemble (composed of Broadway pit musicians) plays themes from famous horror flicks including Psycho, Vertigo, and The Shining. There will also be performances of new music from Alan Taylor, Thomas Sleeper, and Pit Stop music director Joshua Rosenblum.
Your Vibe: Old-School Rap-Rock
PlayStation Theater 1515 Broadway, at 44th St.; 212-930-1950; Oct. 30, 8 p.m.; $33.50
The air may be thick with something besides fog at the pioneering rap-rock quartet’s annual Halloween bash. This year they’re also celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Temples of Boom album. Immortal Technique and D.J. Eddie B Swift open.