If there’s one thing for sure this Halloween, disguises and new identities will be forged in fancy dress, bringing inner daemons to the surface and finding lost souls. In recognition of this, Deaf Institute’s Halloween weekend treat to you is a live show uncovering the beast within some of Manchester’s finest guitar duellers, who’ll reinvent themselves for one monstrous night only.

Paint-strippingly hardcore rock twosome Hyena Kill are masquerading as Nirvana, resurrecting Kurt Cobain’s teen spirit and coming, presumably, as they are.

Rather than cramp up in grief, Peace And Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali will let loose another deceased vocalist adding their shock’n’roll rockabilly renditions of 70s punks The Cramps.

Alas, prog rockers Trojan Horse have pulled out to spend the night smashing pumpkins, having covertly entered the minds of The Beatles. Maybe one day their twisted Scouse salute will be back in the Grosvenor Street bar. But on the plus side, Denim & Leather’s scarily driven musical carnage are covering for them. They’re tight-lipped about who exactly they’ll be covering, so head along in your Halloween gladrags to find out on the night.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for one lucky winner to attend the gig on Saturday 29 October. To enter, send an email with ‘Creepy Covers competition’ in the subject line to content at bagthing dot co dot uk, remembering to include your name and Twitter handle in the email text. The competition closes at midday on Friday 28 October and the winner will be notified later that day.


Creepy Covers takes place at Deaf Institute on Saturday 29 October, 2016.

Tickets are available for £8 here.

Competition entrants will be added to our mailing list to receive our weekly Greater Manchester events email, featuring all the best events in the city, news, interviews, and more competitions. If you’d like to sign up anyway, you can do so via the form in our homepage header.

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