The best live bands have honed their chemistry through hours spent rehearsing in the studio, improvising onstage, and playing games of MASH on the tour bus. Get out of the shack and pile all eight kids into the Ferrari for this GrouponLive deal to see 311 and Slightly Stoopid at Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield. For $24, you get one G-Pass for seating in the rear of sections 101–103 or the front of sections 202–206 on Tuesday, September 4, at 7 p.m. (up to a $48.45 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
This summer on the Unity Tour 2012, 311 and Slightly Stoopid roll through the continent with their signature trippy reggae beats and distorted guitar thrashing. 311’s five-piece band broke out of Omaha in the mid-'90s with their blend of sing-along choruses and raspy lyrics, propelled into the microphone by dueling vocalists S.A. Martinez and Nick Hexum. Their triple-platinum, self-titled album scored the first and second spots on the Billboard charts with the guitar-soaked rap of “Down” and the funky bass of “All Mixed Up.”
Slightly Stoopid throws similar rock-laced beats throughout a discography that stretches back to a self-titled release in 1996. During their live sets, guitar and conga players wander fearlessly along deep grooves into rambling jams, stretching the track in surprising directions, like a walrus trying to shimmy into sweatpants. Opening act Soja blends folk-inspired lyrics with golden-age reggae in a live show honed over years spent touring with heavy hitters such as the Dave Matthews Band and Matisyahu.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
White River Amphitheatre
40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road Southeast
Auburn, WA 98092