By: Anand Harsh
Ahhh, Halloween. An excuse to dress up like your favorite comic book character / young adult romance novel hero, and pass it off as being "ironic," when in fact putting in those fake teeth, red contacts, and spreading glitter on your chest makes you feel powerful. So powerful. Oh Edward, you'll always be number one in my heart. Kristen is such a B for what she did to you.
10. The Massive Ideas Masquerade - Miami, FL - October 26th
Uh, anyway. You probably wanna go out and see a show. Also, you want to elongate the Halloween experience over a period of a couple of weeks. Thankfully, we've got H-ween festivals and parties stretching from Oct 25-Nov 3 to squeeze a couple of extra uses out of that expensive zombie makeup. Man, so many zombies this year... miss those vampires. Those sexy, sexy vampires...
We're so excited for Massive Ideas Masquerade! We've got headliners Phutureprimitive, Kalya Scintilla, and Bird of Prey (whose Dance Out Your Demons and Divine Alignment tours we're sponsoring, by the way) along with Warp 9, Spankalicious, Afro Monk and more down in beautiful Miami. What better way to spend the spooky holiday than with a little psychedelic exploration? Demons, be gone!
9. Krewella, Candyland, Seven Lions - New York City, NY - October 31st
Bursting onto the pop scene with one of the biggest albums of last month, EDM crossovers Krewella hit Pier 94 in New York City with tourmates Candyland and Seven Lions, as well as Gareth Emery, who makes an appearance on their wildly successful Get Wet full-length debut. The Volcano setup is going to be in full force and we can assure you that even if it ain't rainin' that night, everyone's gonna get wet...
8. GRiZmatik - Denver, CO - October 31st
What could possibly be better than seeing GRiZmatik on Halloween IN Colorado?? The powerhouse act will be throwing down with its biggest supporters in one of the best hotspots for electronic music in the country. Not to mention a special performance from A-trak and Exmag as the icing on the cake. Expect to hear a ton of new tracks from both Rebel Era and The Age of Reason, as well as some major surprises. We're pumped!
7. STS9 - Austin, TX - October 31st
You never know what you're going to get at an STS9 Halloween show. Rare bustouts, crazy covers, special guests--and this year, it's all going down in Austin, TX, the live music capital of the world! One of our favorite live electronic hybrids, we're expecting huge things after a stellar summer on the road with Umphrey's. Austin Music Hall is going to be witnessing some pretty magical stuff. By the way, you can go for free, if you're lucky.
6. Something Wicked - Houston, TX - October 26th
OK, OK... you're pretty safe with the assertion that Something Wicked is one of the biggest events around. Its linup is positively stacked to the gills with starpower. With Tiesto at the top, and acts like Wolfgang Gartner, Tommy Trash, HeRobust, Crizzly, Adventure Club, and more, you're going to be getting a quality outing with out-of-this-world production. It's a big one--there's no denying it! Something spectacular this way comes...