Your Halloween party deserves better than “Thriller” and “Monster Mash.” At some point the world stopped updating its Halloween playlists and we all started settling for a shuffle of the same tired old staples. Sure, you might luck out and attend a party that slips “Pet Sematary” or “Goodbye Horses” into the playlist, but chances are you’re going to be stuck listening to songs you burned out years ago.
So we’ve created something a little fresher for you this year: a completely local playlist of moody, morose and macabre music. Spanning ghoulish rap, gruesome punk and gloomy post-punk fit for a USA Network broadcast of an ’80s Stephan King movie, our Spooky Milwaukee playlist has it all: vampires, witches, ghosts, zombies and a general sense of impending doom. We even threw in some black metal at the end.
In the spirit of the season, we also mined the Milwaukee music graveyard for this one, digging up some old corpses from late, lamented local favorites. Die Kreuzen? Check. Temper Temper? You bet. Drugs Dragons? Let’s get it.
Stream our Spooky Milwaukee playlist below.