A two-for-one Fab Five of paired-up performers to fill up your Halloween candy sack.

A two-for-one Fab Five of paired-up performers to fill up your Halloween candy sack.

Clowns

We'll start with the scariest of all clowns - Insane Clown Posse, the princes of dark-comic campy perversity, who once again offer central Ohio Juggalos/Juggalettes (as ICP fans call themselves) a musical Halloween treat at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Friday, Oct. 28.

Murder Boyz and The Dayton Family open. Tickets are $29.50/$35. Call 1-800-745-3000.

Clowns of a more cerebral sort, OK Go has made a name for itself by having each successive video outdoing its predecessor. Musically, the quartet imagines Adam Ant fronting The Romantics.

OK Go will play the Newport Music Hall Sunday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $15$17. Call 1-800-745-3000.


Troubs & tribulation

Reverend Deadeye brings his self-styled foot-stompin', holy-rollin', Brimstone-spewin' revival preacher delta-blues show to Cafe Bourbon Street Saturday, Oct. 30.

Deadeye sports a beer-can microphone, wok-lid guitar and washtub drums all as filled with the spirit as Deadeye hisself. Call (614) 268-9377.

Bob Dylan, who has been known to avail himself of stompin and Brimstone (albeit perhaps more subtly) will play the Schottenstein Center Thursday, Nov. 4. The guy's been both lionized and skewered so many times by so many people in so many ways for so many reasons, what's left to say? The answer, my friend...

Tickets are $9.50. Call 1-800-745-3000.


What's in a name?

A lot, when it's a really good name.

Like country picker Marty Stuart's band, the Fabulous Superlatives, who'll back up the spangled legend Friday, Oct. 29 at Newark's Midland Theatre.

Tickets are $45/$37.50/$27.50. Call (740) 345-LIVE.

Or No-Cal indie-rockers The Morning Benders, who bring winsome wit to The Basement Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Twin Sister and Cults open. Tickets are $12/$15. Call 1-800-745-3000.


Numerical

The Wexner Center for the Arts hosts the Steve Lehman Octet Sunday, Oct. 31. Progressive, fresh and versatile, the sax-man and his band are playing tunes from one of the year's most well-received jazz records.

Tickets are $17. Call (614) 292-3535.

A vocal quartet of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, 4Troops pays tribute to U.S. servicepeople by creating ongoing awareness of their service and sacrifice.

It is for this reason The Beat wishes he wasn't overwhelmed by the over-perfect nature of their fully-staged band-and-choir-based shows. But the shows are beautiful, for sure.

Tickets to see 4Troops at Newark's Midland Theatre are $33.50-$22.50. Call (714) 345-LIVE.


Crossovers

Christian rockers Kutless has carved out a niche in the CCM market before scoring a song or two as beds to TV shows a couple years back.

Not unlike Need to Breathe has done in the past couple years.

Both offer tunes both plenty catchy and plenty contemplative to find a home on mainstream radio.

Kutless plays Grove City Church of the Nazarene Sunday, Oct. 31. Tickets are $35-$17. Call 1-800-965-9324.

Need to Breathe and opener The Daylights play the Newport Music Hall Tuesday, Nov. 2. Tickets are $20/$23./ Call 1-800-745-3000.