The horror, the horror. On Thursday, October 29, Chicago Skinny begins a two-night run at Brendan's. On Friday, October 30, Natalie MacMaster fiddles at the Boulder Theater, with the Mary Jane Lamond Band; King Rat is enthroned at Cricket on the Hill; Calobo makes its way to the Lodo Music Hall; En Tu Oblivion heads to Seven South, with Sandwitch; the Lou Malandra Trio turns up at the Curtis Fine Arts Center; Day Butler of the Hip-Hop Madness television program invites emcees to participate in an open-mike freestyle joint at DCTV's studios, 2900 Welton Street (call 303-329-6945 for time and details); and Abdomen tees off for the first of two nights at the Putting Green Pub, 7785 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood. On Saturday, October 31, Martha's Wake swells at the Cricket, with Buzz Bomber and the M-80s and Concentrated Evil; Bloque, a fine Colombian act on the Luaka Bop imprint, opens for Cabaret Diosa at the Boulder Theater; and Fat Boy Slim weighs in at the Ogden. On Sunday, November 1, the Kinsey Report is filed at the Fox Theatre. On Tuesday, November 3, Mike West and Myshkin travel from New Orleans to visit the Cricket, and O.C. Supertones sound off at Mammoth Events Center, with Five Iron Frenzy and the Insyderz. And on Wednesday, November 4, Mudhoney is sweet at the Bluebird, and Amjad Ali Khan and Zakir Hussain bring a bit of the East to Boulder High School. It should be classy.