Going to a concert is an opportunity to be around a lot of people and maybe finally collect all those signatures you need to start selling fresh meat in your front yard. Be a part of something big with this GrouponLive deal.
- $29 for one G-Pass to the DC101 Chili Cook-off featuring Soundgarden, AWOLNATION, Silversun Pickups, Capital Cities, Beware of Darkness, and RDGLDGRN (up to a $60.35 value)
- When: Saturday, May 4, at noon
- Where: RFK Stadium Grounds
- General admission
- Door time: Noon
- Ticket values include all fees.
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.
Chili is not included with admission.
They were the first band to sign to a major label during Seattle’s grunge supernova, and they’re one of the last bands standing after grunge’s implosion. They scored two Grammy awards, sold over 22 million records across the globe, and inspired the next generation of stoner rock with their sludgy brand of heavy metal. Fresh off their return-to-form reunion album, King Animal, Soundgarden hits the stage led by Chris Cornell’s ironclad wail and Kim Thayall’s dramatic guitar workouts. Packing the set with new blister-makers and fan favorites, but missing a golden opportunity to change their hit “Black Hole Sun” to “Black Bean Chili,” the quartet proves why they’re one of music’s most enduring and reliable energy sources.
Soundgarden – “Outshined” (Live 2012)
Originally intended as a solo project for Aaron Bruno—formerly of Home Town Hero and Under the Influence of Giants—the five-headed electro-pop hydra, AWOLNATION, has become his most popular creation yet. The band throbs, sooths, and startles in hit singles such as “Sail” and “Not Your Fault,” throwing analog attack and digital wizardry into their kitchen sink of influences.
Awolnation – “Kill Your Heroes” (Live 2012)
The songs of the Grammy-nominated Silversun Pickups are both stargazing and shoegazing, as dreamy as they are distorted. Big Muff stompers such as “Lazy Eye,” “Well Thought Out Twinkies,” and “Panic Switch” have rained on modern rock radio with storms of fuzz, and their most recent effort, Neck of the Woods, adds majestic sound manipulations to the mix.
Silversun Pickups – “Bloody Mary” (Live Acoustic 2012)
A tidal wave of buzz has risen around LA electro-rock-dance duo Capital Cities, even before the arrival of their first full length album In a Tidal Wave of Mystery. Proof that good things can happen when jingle writers meet on Craigslist, duel frontmen Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian have conquered the blogosphere and the cold, dead heart of Perez Hilton with their self-titled EP, which features the CMJ and Hype Machine smash “Safe and Sound.” Live, the twosome amps up their already amped act with a full band of horns and guitars.
Capital Cities – “Safe and Sound” (Live at Perez Hilton’s SXSW Party 2013)
Beware of Darkness
Beware of Darkness is meat and potatoes rock ‘n’ roll with a barn of extra meat. From showcases at SXSW to opening slots for Social Distortion, The Wombats, and Deftones, the Santa Barbara power trio plows through a live show of sweat and flailing elbows on the eve of their full-length debut album, Orthodox.
Beware of Darkness – “Howl”
It’s pronounced “Red, Gold, Green,” and the sound is as ambitious as the band’s moniker is perplexing. With love from NME and Rolling Stone magazine, and aided by the skin-bashing of Dave Grohl, the group’s self-titled debut EP boils with the simmering pop hooks, go-go rhythms, and hip-hop breakdowns heard in their singles “I Love Lamp” and “Million Fans.”
RDGLDGRN – “I Love Lamp” (Live Acoustic at SXSW 2013)