"Halloween" was part of the mission statement — in a way — when Spaceface formed.
"Growing up, I just always wanted to be in some sort of a band that allowed you to wear ridiculous stuff," says singer-guitarist Jake Ingalls. "And when we started up the band we always talked about wanting to do a Halloween show."
They also "like to encourage people to embrace their most ridiculous selves. And I feel like Halloween is the perfect excuse for most people," he says.
Spaceface will hold its fourth annual Halloween show October 27th at Railgarten. The band includes singer-guitarist Eric Martin, keyboard player Daniel "Big Red" Quinlan, keyboard player Peter Armstrong, and bass player Connor Booth (also of China Gate, who opens the show at Railgarten). This year, Memphis multi-instrumentalist Paul Taylor will be playing drums in Spaceface.
Spaceface goes for a theme each year. "I like to have one cohesive element. The first year, we did not have a theme and it was horrible." In the past, Scooby Doo and "hair metal" band were themes.
This year, the theme is "Space Force 2020." Ingalls got the idea when he heard Vice President Mike Pence say the United States needs to open a Space Force — a new branch of the military in space — by 2020, "Once he did that, I knew what we had to be for Halloween.
"We started on our costumes last night. I have patches made in the design of NASA, but the little swath on it is a rainbow, and it says 'Spaceface.' We're wearing white coats like a technician on a spaceship."
Once again: Spaceship fans should dress up. It is a Halloween celebration, after all, and, Ingalls says, "We like to party. And Halloween's a party."