This Halloween, Vanyaland asks you to choose.
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a fucking big television, Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin can openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisure wear and matching luggage. Choose a three piece suite on hire purchase in a range of fucking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fuck you are on a Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing fucking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pishing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, fucked-up brats you have spawned to replace yourself. Choose your future. Choose life… But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you’ve got Vanyaland?
Join us Friday, October 30 at Great Scott in Allston as we celebrate the second-annual Vanyaland Halloween Party, an extension of the legendary parties thrown by the pill over the past decade-and-a-half. This year, we ask that you look bloody sharp and dress the part as we dance in the October night with:[one_two_first]
The Daily Pravda performing the music of Trainspotting: Boston’s neo-glam heroes take the soundtrack back to the clubs, when Renton first met Diane, performing songs from the celebrated 1996 cult film. Got a Lust For Life? You know where to find us.
Band Without Hands performing the music of Garbage: One of the best new bands in town raises a pink feathery glass to the finest purveyors of scandalous and seductive ’90s alternative rock. Shirley, we do not jest.
Telelectrix performing the music of CHVRCHES: The latest spark in our city’s underrated electronic-pop scene washes the night in blissful neon as they take on today’s most celebrated electro-pop act. Keep every eye open, right from the start.
As an added bonus, DJ Michael V (the pill, Vanyaland) will be spinning the dance party between and after the bands, continuing the Friday night celebration in Allston Rock City. Advance tickets priced at $10 go on sale today (Thursday, September 10) at noon local time. There will be a handful of tickets available at the door on October 30, and hard tickets are available at Great Scott during regular business hours.
Choose a costume. Choose a dance partner. Choose a flyer.