published Friday, October 28th, 2011

Track 29 celebrates inaugural Halloween with local showcase

IF YOU GO

What: Halloween Bash featuring Glowing Bordis, The Nim Nims and Toneharm.

When: 9 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Track 29, 1400 Market St.

Admission: $10.

Phone: 521-2929.

Venue website: www.track29.co.

Glowing Bordis lead singer TJ Greever said the scariest part of preparing for the band's first Halloween gig has nothing to do with ghosts, demons or chainsaw-wielding maniacs.

What really sent shivers down his spine was figuring out how to organize a show that includes individual sets by three bands and a complete rendition of The Beastie Boys' fourth studio album, "Ill Communication."

"We've definitely been staying really busy working on this Halloween show," Greever said of the six weeks the rock trio has spent preparing for the Halloween Bash at Track 29 on Saturday.

"It's huge," he continued. "There's a lot of work to do with ... coordinating with the DJs and breaking the rap parts up. It's a lot of work, but it's coming together really nice."

The members of Glowing Bordis made their Track 29 debut at the venue's first local showcase on Sept. 2 alongside Machines Are People Too, The Cadillac Saints and The New Binkley Bros.

Saturday, they will share the stage with local electronic turntable trio Toneharm and indie rockers The Nim Nims.

Track 29's moveable stage will be set at maximum capacity (1,800) for the Bash, Greever said. In addition to the music, the event will feature prizes for best costumes, horror films screened in the VIP rooms, a haunted maze and performances by aerial and bellydance troupes.

Although Glowing Bordis has been focused on prepping for the Halloween Bash, the band is also gearing up for the release of its as-yet-untitled seven-song studio debut. Greever said some of these new songs will make up the set list Saturday.

Glowing Bordis was founded last November by Greever with former Up With the Joneses bandmate Dan Pinson (bass) and Hopsing Project's Jonathan Susman (drums).

After more than a decade performing with the Joneses, Greever said he has reveled in the creative freedom to explore new directions in the last 11 months.

"The creative juices are flowing," he said, adding that he and Pinson have already written enough material for a second album. " In the fallout of the Joneses, I already had 30 songs written, a whole freaking stash of music.

"It feels fresh, very ... now."

about Casey Phillips...

Casey Phillips has worked as a features reporter in the Life department since May 2007. He writes about entertainment, consumer technology, animals and news of the weird. Casey hails from Knoxville and earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a bachelor of arts in German from Middle Tennessee State University, where he worked as the features editor for the student newspaper, Sidelines. Casey's writing has earned numerous accolades, including first and second place ...

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