The lineup of amusements and distractions assembled by Queens of the Stone Age for their li’l Halloween party at the Forum is “so scary, you’ll soil your psychological jeans,” the band promises. In addition to Oklahoma roots/rockabilly singer JD McPherson and prodigal-son former QOTSA bassist Nick Oliveri, the show includes pinup-model gang Suicide Girls, a morbid mariachi band, a haunted house, dunk tank, and sideshow freaks “at every turn.” Even better, QOTSA are co-billed with The Kills, the jaggedly savage duo of English guitarist Jamie Hince and enchantingly sullen vocalist Alison Mosshart, who are reportedly working on a long-overdue, reggae-spiked new album. Meanwhile, QOTSA kingpin Josh Homme continues whistling past the graveyard, infusing the band’s most recent album, Like Clockwork, with allusions to how he almost died from a simple knee operation in 2010.
Fri., Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., 2014
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