It's Halloween weekend, and you can either party all night dressed as a zombie or you can go to a concert dressed as a zombie.
This weekend's music picks features one of the most anticipated concerts of this fall — Jamie xx's live performance at YotaSpace this Friday. Jamie xx is the stage name of Jamie Smith, one of the lead members of the immensely popular British band The xx, which played in Moscow in the summer of 2013. Jamie released his first full-length solo album "In Colour" last May to great critical acclaim. He'll perform songs from it at his Moscow show. Jamie's music ranges from upbeat dance to the trademark electronic melancholy sound we've come to expect from The xx.
YotaSpace. 11 Ulitsa Ordzhonikidze. Metro Leninsky Prospekt. Tickets from 1,900 rubles ($30). At 8 p.m.
You can continue a night of electronic music at Powerhouse, where DJ Lapti, whom The Guardian called "the voice of the Moscow suburbs" and one of the artists to watch on the city's electronic scene, will be playing a DJ set on Friday night.
Dewar's Powerhouse. 7/4 Goncharnaya. Metro Taganskaya, Marksistskaya. Free admission. At 11 p.m.
If you are in a mood for something mellow, go see Artemiev, the solo project of Pavel Artemiev, one of the first alumni of the Fabrika Zvezd (Star Factory), the Russian equivalent of American Idol and a former member of boy band Korni. Artemiev will be playing his own blend of Russian indie-pop with catchy tunes and memorable lyrics this Friday.
Mumiy Troll Music Bar. 7 Tverskaya Ulitsa. Metro Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya. Tickets from 500 rubles ($8). At 10 p.m.
Halloween night on Saturday will feature numerous parties all over town, but we recommend the "Asian Halloween" at Mumiy Troll Bar. Dasha Luks, who shot to electropop stardom a few years ago and was even noticed by American MTV, pretty much disappeared from the limelight in recent years. But it looks like she is making a comeback. Dasha sings both in English and Russian to rather danceable music. It's not clear what Mumiy Troll Bar means by "Asian," but they do mention that cosplay attire is a bonus.
Mumiy Troll Music Bar. 7 Tverskaya Ulitsa. Metro Okhotny Ryad, Teatralnaya. Free admission. At 7 p.m.