Halloween is fast approaching with some even faster jams about brain eaters and teenagers from Mars. Of course The Misfits are touring this time of year, as their hook-heavy horror punk is the soundtrack of the season.
This go-round, the band is supporting a new record, "The Devil's Rain," its first album of all-original material this century, with plenty of Cheetah-fast rippers about serial killers and famous monsters. Frankenstein won't die, and neither will these dudes.
See The Misfits at 6 p.m. Thursday at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Tickets are $31 in advance, $35 day of show; call 632-7600.
-- By JASON BRACELIN