With the recent premiere of The Walking Dead, all we’ve been hearing lately is zombie-this and zombie-that. But what better of a time for the apocalypse than Halloween week! The last week of October is sure to be one for the ages with so many great musicians coming to your town ready to play into the wee-witching hours. So grab your candy and costumes (and of course your dancing shoes) while we break down our favorites for this Halloweekend.
Friday, October 26- Prom of the Living Dead at Center Stage & Vinyl
The legendary Halloween party will feature DJ Swivel and South City Allstars as they will keep the dance alive and kicking all night long in Center Stage while several live bands wake the dead in Vinyl.
Friday, October 26th -AC Newman at Black Cat
This Canadian singer-songwriter is bringing his sweet goodness to DC.
Friday, October 26th- El Ten Eleven at Rock and Roll Hotel
LA post-rockers El Ten Eleven were named Spin Magazine’s Band of the Day, and are coming to DC.
Saturday, October 27- Dum Dum Girls at the Earl
Touring in promotion of their second album, Only in Dreams.
Saturday, October 27- Inman Park Beer Chase & 5K at Inman Park
We know this isn’t music related, but we love a good beer festival. Burn some calories and then spend them on beers!
Saturday, October 27- Propaghandi at The Loft
Join this Canadian Punk Band for a rockin show Saturday night!
Saturday Oct. 27th – The Expendables & Iration at Jannus Live
Two of our favorite headling reggae-rock bands are teaming up this fall! Iration and The Expendables are hitting the road together! Joined up by Cisco Adler, the guys that rock our favorite tunes including “Falling” and “Bowl for Two” will be shared on one stage.
Saturday Oct. 27th – Yellow Ostrich at Black Cat
If you’ve got it, flaunt it. At least that’s how the saying goes. And Alex Schaaf has it – a sweet boyish voice that can be looped and stacked into tons of melodies and harmonies. Backed by multi-instrumentalist Jon Natchez and drummer Michael Tapper, Schaaf’s voice is in full effect on Yellow Ostrich’s latest album Strange Land. Check it out.
Sunday, October 28-Freelance Whales w/ Geographer at The Loft
“Its songs sound worked-over and impeccable, yet ultimately land in a place of unfettered joy,” NPR on Freelance Whales
Sunday Oct. 28th- Mumiy Troll at Black Cat
Mumiy Troll began as a garage band during the last years of the Soviet Union – they performed illegally and were even jailed on several occasions; as the climate improved for rock music, they became a popular act in Vladivostok. The band gained national, and even international, popularity with the release of their first album Morskaya in May 1997. This year the band is touring America – and they’re not just stopping in Brighton Beach and West Hollywood.
Sunday Oct. 28th – Two Drink Minimum at The Balzer Theater
Two Drink Minimum: A world premiere comedy about families and the phone lines that bind them.