A Halloween party inspired by Murder Ballads by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds will take place at Copper & Kingsfrom 7 to 11 p.m. Members of superb local bands Vice Tricks and the Revenants will combine to cover the famous rock album live in its entirety at 9 p.m.
The Louisville band of bartenders known as The Black Irish Elvis will each offer literate and sultry cocktails inspired by songs from the album, as well as their personal Halloween interpretations of the classic brandy cocktail the Corpse Reviver. Costumes are encouraged and a prize will be awarded to the best Nick Cave lookalike.
Released in 1996, Murder Ballads is the ninth studio album from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds consisting of 10 modern classics about crimes of passion. The New York Times stated, “Murder Ballads is about more than storytelling. In each song, Mr. Cave meticulously creates a macabre fable and then distills it to a single image of death in much the way a photographer arranges a studio shoot."
“Can there be a better interpretation of Halloween than Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads?” said a spokesperson for Thinn Lizzy Productions. “Is there better lubrication for passion than the sultry, sexiness of great American brandy? Butchertown is the perfect location for a legendary Halloween party.”
Admission is $7 per person. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. This Halloween event is a Thinn Lizzy Production.
For more information or to buy tickets in advance, visit murderballads.eventbrite.com.