What the Zombie Pub Crawl crowd might look like if A Flock of Seagulls doesn't play "I Ran" this year.
Scheduled the same weekend as the season premiere of “The Walking Dead” – is there such thing as too many zombies? -- the unkillable Zombie Pub Crawl announced its 2013 music lineup today with a few national touring acts on the list alongside a colorful list of locals. The Oct. 12 blood fest will once again take place in multiple locations, including a new site for the biggest of the outdoor stages, which just so happens to be out the window from where I am currently writing this at 4th Street and Portland Avenue (the Star Tribune’s parking lots). Seems fitting, given that the property has been declared something of a dead zone by stadium-related developers. This site replaces Midway Stadium, used with the help of shuttle buses last year.
To headline the so-called Quarantine Zone, organizers are bringing in Sublime With Rome, the updated version of the ‘90s ska-rock band of “What I Got” fame, which now features replacement Replacements drummer Josh Freese (hey, maybe as long as Josh is coming to town... ). If that won’t evoke enough raised-from-the-dead jokes, A Flock of Seagulls will also play there. The Cabooze Plaza stage – dubbed the Get Cryphy stage in this case – looks to be a real hoot for hip-hop fans, with Atlanta-baked hitmakers the Ying Yang Twins and Bubba Sparxxx sharing the stage with hot local newbie ensemble Grrrl Prty.
Here’s the rundown of what’s happening where.
Quarantine Zone (4th St. and Portland Ave.)
Sublime With Rome
A Flock of Seagulls
Kill the Vultures
Get Cryphy Stage (Cabooze Outdoor Plaza)
Ying Yang Twins
ZPC Dance Stage (Cabooze)
The Devil From Acapulco (DJ Sets):
JR + Punchy
Marijuana Deathsquads Stage (The Red Sea)
Marijuana Deathsquads & Friends
R Kelly's Trapped in the Triple Rock (Triple Rock Social Club)
"A live and interactive sing-along celebration" of "Trapped in the Closet."
House Party 97 Stage (Acadia Cafe Parking Lot)
Dirty Dan Berube
Noam the Drummer
Nomad Stage (Nomad World Pub)
DJ Hamster Dance
[Photo: Star Tribune file]