This weekend get spooky with Mash Hall or the Tea Cozies

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Halloween, the most rock n’ roll holiday of them all, falls on a Wednesday this year.

This is sort of lame because if you want to celebrate you are going to have to dress up and go out the weekend before Halloween. And getting all decked out in a spooky costume in November is very, very lame. But hey, the weekend before Halloween happens to be, well, this weekend so you are in luck if you want to get all creepy and scary. And while I am sure there are plenty of excellent parties and shows celebrating Allhallows Eve, there are two that come highly recommend by Guerrilla Candy.

The first show is happening tomorrow night at the Rendezvous. It features some of my favorite hip-hoppers and it’s absolutely FREE. Here are the details for Mash Halloween which is being thrown by the fine folks of the Mash Hall family:

Don’t Talk To The Cops!
Metal Chocolates
P Smoov ‘Face Scrunchers’ set
21+, 10 p.m., FREE

The other event also features some of my favorite locals and it’s being held at the Columbia City Theatre. The bill  is headlined by includes Erik Blood, who not only has a great Halloween name but also released one of the best local albums of the year in Touch Screens, and features headliners Kithkin. If you’ve been paying attention to Guerrilla Candy the past few months you already know Kithkin is a group I’ve been raving about so if you haven’t  seen them live yet there’s not better time than at a Halloween show. They also happen to be another great Halloween band because they wear masks while performing.

As an added bonus it’s also an EP release party for the fantastically fun Tea Cozies who are smack dab in the middle of this terrific lineup and are celebrating their new EP Bang Up. Check out the video for the their spooktacular song “Muchos Dracula” off Bang Up above. And yes, I just used the word spooktacular, which is typically reserved for cheesy Halloween commercials for stores like Wal-Mart. Please forgive me.

Here are the deets on the CCT show:

Erik Blood
$10, 9 p.m.

 * Editor’s note: A previous version of this post contained inaccurate information about the headliner of the Columbia City Theater show.

Travis Hay

About Travis Hay

Travis Hay is a professional music journalist who has spent the past 14 years documenting and enjoying Seattle's diverse music scene. In 2009 he established Guerrilla Candy and is currently the site's editor and publisher. He has written for various media outlets including MSN Music, the Seattle-Post Intelligencer, Seattle Weekly, and others and was the founder and editor of defunct music site Ear Candy.