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Boston band Ruby Ridge releases special Halloween cover of The Misfits
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While The Misfits might seem an odd pairing for a synth-pop act, the music of Boston’s Ruby Ridge has a decidedly dark, post-punk edge to it — as heard on its recent “Intent EP” — so it’s not as big a stretch as it might seem. We asked one half of the duo, John Bittrich, about the band’s clattering, claustrophobic cover of “Come Back,” just released as an early Halloween treat, and the tradition of Halloween cover shows in Boston (see our full picks here). More

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Boston bands dress up: Best Halloween cover shows (including Dio!)
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Halloween brings one of Boston’s coolest local music traditions, with bands taking the stage (sometimes in costume) as a more famous/often hilarious musical act. You may be particularly intrigued this year in the week leading up to ‘ween, particularly if you have an appetite for pizza, Green Day, or EDM. If cover sets aren’t your thing, there are plenty of Halloween-themed shows, including RadioBDC’s Retro Halloween Ball at Ned Devine’s on Oct. 31. But wherever you go, make sure you dress the part. Nothing is more embarrassing than not looking like a total idiot at a Halloween show. Here are our picks for Boston’s best cover sets this October. More