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Join Debutants for Halloween party at Clyde

Duke Tumatoe, Steel Panther, Spirit Bomb also coming to town

Local band Debutants will host a Halloween party Oct. 29 at The Clyde.

Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published September 28, 2022

In April, The Clyde Theatre hosted the inaugural Debutants Ball, a carnival-type atmosphere that featured everything from aerial performers to a man on stilts and music by the local bluegrass act Debutants

Those that were lucky enough to attend witnessed something unique and memorable. Hopefully it’s an event that will carry on for years to come. 

Well, we won’t have to wait too long until the band returns to The Clyde after the announcement of Day of the Debs, a spooky sequel to Debutants Ball, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. 

There will be costumes, a Bazaar Bizarre vendor market, Debutants-inspired food, drink specials, and a few surprises. Of course, there will be music by the Debs that will include two full sets as well as special guest performers. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 30, at clydetheatre.com, by calling (800) 514-3849, or visiting The Clyde box office, all Wooden Nickel Records locations, Neat Neat Neat Records, and Sweetwater Sound.

Comedic rockers Steel Panther set to visit

With the recent addition of bassist Joe “Spyder” Lester, the comedic glam metal act Steel Panther have announced their Claus & Paws Holiday Party Tour will be coming to Piere’s on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 8 p.m. 

This will be the first time Fort Wayne will get to see Spyder, who replaced longtime bassist Travis “Lexxi Foxx” Haley. This will be an evening of party anthems from the Panther catalogue, including numbers from their current release, Heavy Metal Rules

Tickets are available via etix.com, all Wooden Nickel locations, and Neat Neat Neat Records. 

Duke Tumatoe coming to Baker Street Centre

On Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., everyone’s favorite blues guitarist Duke Tumatoe will stroll through town for a performance at Baker Street Centre. 

Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio are no strangers to the area, having performed in town on numerous occasions over the years and a favorite on the nationally syndicated morning radio show The Bob & Tom Show

The self-taught guitarist has gigged with heavy hitters Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and John Fogerty. He has released 15 albums as the bandleader of Duke Tumatoe & The All-Star Frogs and Duke Tumatoe & The Power Trio. 

General admission and Gold Circle tickets are on sale at bakerstreetcentre.com, all Wooden Nickel locations, and Neat Neat Neat Records. 

Sweetwater hosting anime cover band

Sweetwater Sound will host the Japanese anime cover band Spirit Bomb on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. 

Their performances consist of seamless sets of shortened and full-length versions of popular anime songs accompanied by engaging karaoke-style lyrics and visuals. They will perform music from popular anime like Attack on Titan, Demon Slayer, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Naruto, Dragon Ball, and much more. 

Make sure to come dressed in your favorite cosplay costume and jump into the fun. 

For more info, go to sweetwater.com/local/events. 

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