HI-FI Halloween Happenings

Published on Oct 10th, 2022

Spooky season is in full swing here at HI-FI. We’ve got a Black Sabbath parody band, a Halloween show, and a FREE eerie event thats sure to bring back the dead to party!

Mac Sabbath

Photo by Anthony Frisketti

Based out of Los Angeles, CA but born from the bowels of Outer Space, Mac Sabbath is here, and it is time for a dinner rock revolution. Self-appointed founders of “Drive Thru Metal”, Mac Sabbath is a McDonald’s-themed parody cover band of famous English heavy metal band, Black Sabbath.

Mac Sabbath performs well-known covers of Black Sabbath’s songs with the lyrics humorously re-written and re-arranged. The band’s repertoire includes such parodies as “Pair-a-Buns” (“Paranoid”), “Frying Pan” (“Iron Man”), “Sweet Beef” (“Sweet Leaf”), among numerous others. The band takes a satirical and condemnatory perspective on the corporate food industry, addressing areas such as fast food’s negative health effects and lack of nutritional value, as well as genetically modified food, consumerism and low wage McJobs.

Their “Pop-Up-Drive-Thru Tour” launches on September 27th in San Francisco and runs through November 19th date in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Catch them at HI-FI on October 18th w/ Speedealer and Lung. Get tickets HERE.

FREE: Fountain Square Zombie Walk + Zombie Prom w/ The Palace

The undead never go away… sometimes they just get sleepy and lie down for a nap, and wake up a few years later. No bigs. But now it’s time to wakey wakey! Indy’s Largest Zombie Flash Mob and Canned Food Drive returns with a new move to Fountain Square!

The Fountain Square Zombie Walk is a street festival and zombie-themed food drive that benefits Gleaner’s Food Bank and the local Fountain Square food bank. The entire event takes place at the HI-FI Annex and St Patrick St. behind the venue, which will be closed for the event.

The Zombie Walk is ALL AGES and FAMILY FRIENDLY! Beer and wine will be available on-site for 21+ zombies, and all who attend are encouraged to explore the Fountain Square community, enjoy some local businesses, and of course – GIVE BACK!

Schedule of events:

3pm-7pm – Zombie Festival at HI-FI Annex

Come in your full zombie gear and make your first stop at the canned food donation station! There, you can turn in 10+ donated items or donate $10 to Gleaner’s to get a free Zombie Walk T-shirt!

What’s next? Make your way to the zombie carnival games, snap some pics at the photo booth, and check out vendors. Feeling a little too lively? Get the finishing touches needed to perfect your undead look at our zombie makeup stations!

7pm-8pm – Undead Walkabout
As the sun sets, the zombie horde moves to walk around Fountain Square and Fletcher Place, enjoying the sights while scaring the pants off of unsuspecting locals.

8pm-10pm – Zombie Prom at HI-FI Annex feat. The Palace
For zombies of all ages. Shuffle your way back to HI-FI Annex for a zombie dance party and costume contest. Several zombies will be honored in a number of categories, so stay tuned! Musical entertainment provided by delicious local treats, The Palace! Did we mention this part is FREE too?

Join us on Saturday, October 22nd for the return of Zombie Walk + FREE show with The Palace! Make sure to RSVP ahead of time HERE.

The Joy Formidable: Halloween

The discography of Welsh alternative rock band The Joy Formidable consists of three studio albums, one live album, three extended plays and 15 singles.

The Joy Formidable reminds people that music will always inspire and thrive no matter the times. The band provides audiences with a unique energy, one of social consciousness of current emotions, which is exemplified on their latest project, an extended version of their album “Into The Blue.”

The band kicked off their North American tour at the beginning of September in Austin, Texas and will conclude the tour in Los Angeles, California on November 15th. the band’s Ritzy Bryan states: “We finally get to see you North American friends. We’ve missed you so much.”

Don’t miss them at HI-FI Indy on Halloween night w/ special guests Cuffed Up! Get your tickets HERE.

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