Rock 'n' roll is one of two jobs in which you are encouraged to set your tools on fire when you're done with them—the other, of course, is dentistry. Hear hot licks with this GrouponLive deal.
- One G-Pass to Badfish, Deft Ones, or Back in Black
- Where: House of Blues Houston
- Section: general admission standing
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $6.63 for one G-Pass to Deftones tribute band Deft Ones, featuring Soundgarden tribute band Rusted Cage on Saturday, January 25, at 9 p.m. (up to $13.25 value)
- $8.67 for one G-Pass to AC/DC tribute band Back in Black on Friday, February 7, at 9 p.m. (up to $17.33 value)
- $10 for one G-Pass to Sublime tribute band Badfish on Saturday, January 25, at 8 p.m. (up to $27.58 value)
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
- How long they've carried the Sublime torch: since 1996
- What puts them head and shoulders above other Sublime tribute acts: besides mastering the good-time essence, upstroke guitar, and copious genre-bending, they've developed an arena-filling fanbase of their own
- Other things they've got, besides lovin': press from Spin and Rolling Stone, who heralded them as “one of the most successful tribute bands out there.”
- How the real Sublime would feel about Badfish: They'd probably love them, considering that Sublime's drummer Bud Gaugh is a fan. His band Del Mar has even opened for Badfish.
Deft Ones featuring Rusted Cage
- How Deft Ones separate their name from the band they pay tribute to: with the space bar
- Why they started the band: "Because of our love for Deftones, and our desire to celebrate their music with other fans of Deftones."
- Songs you may hear at the Houston-based group's concerts: "My Own Summer (Shove It)," "Minerva," and "Elite"
- The group Rusted Cage sounds like: Soundgarden, down to lead singer Dave Coronado's Chris Cornell-like growls
- Tunes audience members can growl along to: "Black Hole Sun," "Rusty Cage"
Back in Black
- For fans of: the AC, the DC, highways that lead to Hades
- The show: all eras of AC/DC, with the spot-on sandpaper screeches of Bon Scott and Brian Johnson and the schoolboy-outfit strutting of Angus Young
- Bands that Back in Black has backed: Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, and Foghat
- Proof of their mimicry skills: they recorded covers of "T.N.T." and "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" for the soundtracks of Napoleon Dynamite and Garage Days
House of Blues Houston
To keep the spirit of its musical roots ever near, House of Blues Houston keeps a metal box of mud from the Delta Mississippi beneath its stage and proudly displays the traditional crazy quilt. As the only venue in the revered chain to be built vertically rather than free floating, House of Blues Houston stands as a pillar of entertainment in the Houston Pavilions complex. The hot spot’s Bronze Peacock Room commemorates Houston's rich history and the blues clubs where Lightnin' Hopkins and Big Mama Thornton held sway, and features an enormous hand-painted mural depicting other local legends such as Albert Collins and Johnny "Guitar" Watson.
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House of Blues Houston
1204 Caroline St.
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