Among the sweet treats of this Halloween weekend’s monster mash of live music is L.A. surf-noise-pop duo Best Coast.
Playing dreamy lo-fi fuzz, Bethany Cosentino and multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno have been lighting up the blogosphere over the past year with a series of EPs leading up to the July release of their full-length debut, “Crazy For You.”
Pitchfork called the album gorgeous, mostly because of Cosentino’s arresting vocals. Converse enlisted her, along with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij and Kid Kudi, for the summer installment of the shoe company’s “Three artists: One song” collaboration.
Best Coast headlines a Halloween night show with Bay Area surf-rock quartet Sonny and the Sunsets, female shoegaze dream-pop two-piece No Joy, and locals Young Professionals at Stage 54, 25 E. Lincoln Road.
Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, through TicketsWest (800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com); 4000 Holes, 1610 N. Monroe St.; the Gonzaga University student ticket office, and The Long Ear in Coeur d’Alene, or $15 at the door.
Among the other Halloween weekend musical mayhem:
Tumbledown: Featuring MxPx’s Mike Herrera, Tumbledown brings cowpunk rock for a Fright Night Bash with Ed Revel and the Butchers starting Sunday at 8 p.m. at The Seaside, 230 W. Riverside Ave. Cost is $8 at the door, 21 and older only.
Halloween Tribute Show: Locals perform in costume as their favorite influences on Saturday at The Seaside, including Sirens Sisters as Guns N’ Roses; the kitchen staff at The Elk Public House as The Misfits; Small Town Nation as The Offspring; and Mon Cheri performing the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Music starts at 9 p.m. for the 21-and-older affair. Cover is $10.
The Globe Haunted Hotel Halloween Party: Outlaw country band Sunshine Disaster and DJ Aphrodisiac provide sounds on Saturday at The Globe Bar and Grill, 204 N. Division St. Cash prizes for the costume contest are $300 for first place, $100 for second place, and four tickets to Spokane Chiefs hockey for third place.
Also, Dia de las Muertos (Day of the Dead)-style and other spooky art will be on display. Cover is $5 (free admission for Odyssey contributors with ticket stubs). Music starts at 8 p.m.
The Groove Patrol: The Spokane funk and jazz standout is bringing over one of the band’s favorite players, Seattle drummer Ben Morrow, to sit in for a costume ball. Music starts at 10 p.m. tonight at The Swamp, 1904 W. Fifth Ave. Cover is $5.
Seventh Annual Boogieman’s Ball: The Knitting Factory’s annual costume party awards a $1,000 prize for first place while KZZU-92.9 FM DJs spin modern hit music on Saturday at 9 p.m. at 919 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets for the 21-and-only party are $10, through www.ticketfly.com.
Milonga: The local Latin band is playing a Dia de los Muertos party and costume contest on Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at The A Club, 406 1/2 W. Sprague Ave. Cover is $5.