You've been working in the lab late every night. It's time you gave your bones some doom-and-gloom delights. Every creature on the block deserves a night on the town, and we've compiled all the best monster mashes around.
Whether you're trick-or-treating in Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Colorado or Michigan, each party on our list is a guaranteed graveyard smash. You can rave in the dark at Bassnectar's annual bass freakout, dance all night to heavy house hitters Skream or Derrick Carter, and even play dress-up to timeless tunes from Fleetwood Mac.
You got disco. You got dance-pop. You got deep house, and I got a rock.
Behold, a smattering of spectacular Halloween parties that'll make 2019 the spookiest season yet.
Halloween Night 2019 by Link/Miami Rebels
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 Location: Club Space, Miami, FL Tickets:Here
It's the official Space Invader costume bash, and because Club Space is a 24-hour party palace, you can shimmy your way well past sunrise and dance until you drop. Spend All Hallow's Eve making scary faces in the dark with Damian Lazarus, Blond:ish, a live set from Monolink, and support from local 305 favorites. Come dressed in your festive best, and remember, it's warm in Miami all-year round. Go ahead and make it y.
Fleetmac Wood Presents Sea of Love Disco
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 Location: Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, NY Tickets:Here
Who doesn't love Fleetwood Mac? The people behind this touring party series love Fleetwood Mac so much, they invite you to a night of solely Fleetwood Mac and member remixes, edits and original tunes (which is just the right amount of love for the '70s rock icons). Some costume parties are suggestions, but this one is come dressed to impress or don't come at all. It's undersea themed, so you can be an aquarian “Gypsy,” a coral-reef “Rhiannon,” a “Big Love” blowfish or the like. “Go Your Own Way,” but be sure to make a splash.
Kero Kero Bonito
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 Location: The Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA Tickets:Here
If we know anything about Kero Kero Bonito fans (and we do, because we count ourselves among them), we know they are most definitely costume people. Inspired by J-pop, noise punk and synth-laden groove, the UK-based trio can't help but delight. Their show is a real treat, but dancers beware, they'll work up an explosive scare frenetic breakdowns and vocal roars when you least expect it.
Halloween with Skream: Open to Close
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 Location: Sound Nightclub, Los Angeles, CA Tickets:Here
If Skream were a monster, he'd be a zombie, because the only way to stop this madman from mixing '90s garage, classic disco, soulful funk and warehouse bangers is to hit him in the head or pull the damn plug. You've never seen a DJ have this much fun behind the booth, and the joy is infectious. Get there early and bring sensible shoes, because Skream is an icon and he plans to go all night — and maybe then some.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 Location: Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA Tickets: Here
The Los Angeles-based party series is known to scare-up a real doozy of a surprise lineup, but with announced sets from Ekali, Wax Motif b2b Drezo, Jstjr, Noodles, Montell2099, and Goj!ra b2b Fernet, you're already blessed. The B&L crew loves a good time, and this is Halloween proper, so don't shy away from coming in costume. Just make sure whatever you're wearing can handle the sweat.
Derrick Does Halloween with Derrick Carter (All Night)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31 Location: Smartbar, Chicago, IL Tickets:Here
There's a chill in the air, and it's not just Chicago autumn. You're about to be housed by the legendary Derrick Carter, a founding father of the movement who's been rocking the ones and twos with deadly precision since the late '80s. He's got the crates to keep the party going so late, it'll be early when he's done, and he's not leaving room for anyone else to touch these decks. Come see a master at work and bring your best costume looks.
Freakstyle: Day of the Dead 2019
You asked for it, so we made it happen! We’re adding a 3rd night to our #Freakstyle Dark Parties! Kicking off early on Thursday, Halloween night —-
Date: Thursday to Saturday, Nov. 1 to 3 Location: Grand Rapids, MI Tickets: Here
Bassnectar did not come to play with you, freaks. He came to funk you up five ways to Sunday, and he's bringing a triple-headed hydra of a mini-fest for every basshead in the cult. He's gonna bash skulls, and he's gonna do it with grace, because Freakstyle: Day of the Dead is also a food drive for nearby Flint, whose residents have been without potable water for five years. Fans are encouraged to paint their faces, and there won't be any light production. It's a totally blacked-out rave. Hope you aren't afraid of the dark.
Date: Friday, Nov. 1 Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO Tickets:Here
Sometimes things gets spooky-dooky. The masked Mau5 will hypnotize the crowd with his hi-tech Cubev3 mastery, but he has more tricks up his sleeve than the hacker codes displayed on screen. He's joined by Mau5trap favorites and collaborators, including Callie Reiff and Lights. The Red Rocks Amphitheatre is one of the most beautiful and beloved in the country, and watching the sunset on these ruby red cliffs will be a real treat for all.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2 Location: Los Angeles State Historic Park, CA Tickets: Here
Sugar skulls and kandi bracelets converge on two spooktacular stages with a lineup that'll give you chills. Skrillex and Boys Noise will paint the town red with Dog Blood, while Zhu turns the lights out for a Blacklizt performance. Damian Lazarus will rise, Tokimonsta will tea it down, plus sets from Justin Martin, Elohim, The Martinez Brothers and more. Boogie the night away and make your ancestors proud.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2 Location: New York Expo Center, NY Tickets:Here
Belgium's biggest dance music festival comes stateside for a special Halloween fling. The New York City engagement will feature ghoulishly good sets from the brand's favorite brothers, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, as well as the always frightful Knife Party, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, and even an opening set from Billboard Dance founding editor and current Spin EIC Matt Medved.