Fall is without question my favorite season to experience in Rhode Island. If you don’t share my love for all things autumn (haunted corn mazes, hoodies and pumpkin everything included), fear not! A welcome breeze of exciting electronic dance music events is making its way to some of our most beloved local music haunts this season — so layer up.
Happening on Thu, Sep 28, Australian electronic dance group Mashd N Kutcher are hitting up Lupo’s for the Glow Campus Tour. Then, on Fri, Oct 8, the same venue will host electro-influenced, Boston-bred pop partners-in-crime Timeflies for their “Too Much To Dream” tour stop.
On Sat, Oct 28, Tight Crew is taking over three great Pawtucket venues — The Met, Hope Artiste Village and Breaktime Bowl — for their Goosebumps-themed Halloween massive. This all-ages event will bring together more than 20 DJs from around the country and world. Other highlights include a “vendor village” area for party guests to peruse and purchase cool locally made clothing, art and accessories. Attendees are encouraged to get into the spooky spirit by rocking some creative costumes (There will even be a contest for the best one!). Expect awesome sounds, lighting and decorations at this banger. It’s gonna be lit.
Be sure to save some energy (and request time off) for actual Halloween, though, since Lupo’s, now called The Strand, is celebrating All Hallow’s Eve (Tue, Oct 31) by hosting sisterly EDM DJ duo Krewella, who will be hitting up Prov as part of their “New World Order” Tour. This will be a good time to hear music off the self-described Mixed Kids’ (that’s name of their new label) latest release, which came out in June.
Dan Deacon fans and people who like live music are in for a treat on Thu, Nov 9, when the electronic composer and multi instrumentalist will perform on the main stage at AS220. Deacon is known for his signature high-energy, audience-engaging shows, so this is definitely a can’t-miss event.