A good impersonation can be indistinguishable from the real thing, which is why Method actors are no longer allowed to play dictators. Take in a safer form of imitation with this GrouponLive deal to see Trippin Billies at House of Blues. For $15, you get general admission on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $27.95 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Groupon customers will also receive two complimentary tickets to House of Blues' St. Patrick's Day party on Saturday, March 16.
Filling the big shoes of the Dave Matthews Band with passionate mimicry and spot-on panache, Trippin Billies returns to its hometown of Chicago for a special night of lilting jams and qualified funk. For almost 20 years, the tribute act has satiated the needs of Dave Matthews followers, building a rabid fan base that other cover bands, such as ZZ Bottom and Huey Lewis and the Blog, could only dream of. The musicians bravely tackle DMB’s signature intricate instrumentation and holistic vocals as they cycle through their prolific catalog, from the celebratory distortion and saxophone of recent cuts like “Why I Am” to the mathematical drumming of the band’s namesake.