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Up on the Sun's Halloween (Video) Mixtape

We know it's a school/work night and all, but it's still Halloween, which means you have a perfect excuse for shucking off the Monday blues and getting creepy. There's plenty going on around the Valley: indie-punk supergroup Wild Flag are scheduled to rock Rhythm Room, the excellent Shannon & The Clams invade The Trunk Space, The Glass Heroes take over Hollywood Alley, Earth Crisis reveal the horrifying realities of environmental destruction at The Underground, Otoacoustic Emmissions features drone sounds in Tempe, and Joe Walsh drags his zombie like corpse to Wild Horse Pass.

We love Halloween here at Up on the Sun HQ (and not just because of mini-Snickers bars, but we love those, too). There's nothing like a good themed playlist to start the day, so we present to you the 2011 Up on the Sun Halloween (Video) Mixtape. You may notice that classics like The Misfits' "Halloween," "The Monster Mash," and the Ghostbusters theme are missing. With our list, we tried to get a little farther out there. So venture into the realms of darkness with us, and try to keep the volume on the your computer speakers from arousing the ire of your boss.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.