Halloween with the Heathens

Those who just can’t wait until next week to get a peek inside new downtown Oakland restaurant Disco Volante will have a chance on Saturday, when the venue hosts a special Halloween party featuring one of my absolute favorite Oakland bands, Damon and the Heathens.

If you’re not familiar with the group, well, this description from the SF Weekly puts it better than I could:

Oakland’s Damon and the Heathens will show off what a boisterous bank o’ horns adds to noir-ish, piano-laced punk. Their smoky-voiced, sometimes spoken lyrics about being down-and-out in the East Bay remind us how much we have to celebrate. And when the punk ‘tude and real life tales threaten to get a bit too dark, the band’s party loving side — flush with big beats and brassy breaks — whisks us away on a cheerful breeze of ’60s soul.

And here’s a couple videos to give you a better idea of what to expect:

Assuming I’m feeling better by then, I will definitely be there! Stop by and check it out between 8 PM and 2 AM this Saturday, October 30th, at Disco Volante, located at 347 14th Street in downtown Oakland (at Webster).

You’ll still have to wait until next week to try the food, though. The kitchen will not be open.