Sultans of String Premiere "Himalayan Sleigh Ride"

The Christmas music business doesn’t wait for Halloween, much less Thanksgiving. Gwen Stefani, Cheap Trick, Hanson, and Lindsey Stirling have already released their Christmas albums, Stirling’s including a guest spot from Trombone Shorty. It seems premature, but history shows that the right release can do more business in the last three months of the year than many do with much larger windows.

John Carpenter's Scary Soundtracks Arrive in Time for Halloween

John Carpenter’s Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 explains why Trans-Siberian Orchestra has kept its holiday sights focused on Christmas. Carpenter beat them to Halloween—literally. Carpenter brings the same mix of classical lite and Sunset Strip hair metal to his soundtracks that TSO slathers on Christmas.

Florence + The Machine, Jack Ü, Ozzy and Friends, Deadmau5 and More Headline Voodoo 2015

The 17th edition of the Voodoo Music Experience presents perhaps its most eccentric top-line talent when it returns to City Park’s Festival Grounds October 30 to November 1. Florence + The Machine will headline, along with Diplo and Skrillex’s trap team-up Jack Ü, Ozzy Osbourne featuring Geezer Butler, Tom Morello and Slash, Jane’s Addiction, Zac Brown Band, and Deadmau5.

Shuttering the House of Shock

The world will be a slightly less frightening place. After Halloween, The House of Shock--voted the number one haunted house in the U.S. by Haunted Attraction Magazine—has been scaring the bejesus out of people for 22 years now. But this will be their last season. At the end of the evening this Saturday, November 1, the House of Shock will close its spooky doors for good.

Voodoo: The Sound of Voodoo

This year's Voodoo Music Experience takes place in City Park in three weeks, with OutKast, Arctic Monkeys, and Foo Fighters headlining. While the top of the Voodoo marquee is usually well known, the middle of the day can throw some curve balls. With that in mind, My Spilt Milk's Stephanie Chen has put together a Spotify playlist to help you know who's playing and what they're about.

Voodoo single day credentials are on sale now.

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