During concerts, a musician's wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal to see the Metallica tribute band Blackened at Mojoes in Joliet. For $17, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $20.60 value, including all fees) and two drinks (up to a $10 value) on Saturday, March 23, at 9 p.m. (up to a $30.60 total value). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Headbangers and heavy metal acolytes will be cracking their knuckles to allow for maximum devil-horn thrusting as Mojoes welcomes an evening of titanic crunch and full-throttle thrash from a trio of tribute acts. Chicago-based Blackened will recreate the jackhammer jolt and horse-like stamina of Bay Area legends Metallica during a set of greatest hits that includes chart-topping classics “Enter Sandman” and deep-cut fan favorites such as “Creeping Death.” Singer John Dent will look to nail James Hetfield’s signature growl down to every “oohwa,” “yeai-yeah,” and “diiieya,” as lead guitarist James Snedeker hammers like Kirk Hammett, bassist Mike Streicher erases memories of Jason Newsted, and drummer Vince Ochwat crushes the drums and auctions Basquiats like Lars Ulrich. To kick off the night of metallic revelry, Dark Shepherd will summon the technical bravado and tinnitus-baiting fervor of Lamb of God, while Freak on a Leash puts their energy out into the air during a salute to nü-metal demigods Korn.
Blackened – “Enter Sandman”
With two stories, four bars, a massive soundboard that Phil Spector would drool over, and 12,600 square feet of room for music to roam, the entertainment complex of Mojoes polishes sonic heirlooms and gives fans breathing room for full-lunged sing-alongs. Polished hardwood floors accentuate a cozy, couch-laden lounge area—a decided class that extends to the concert area in the form of a giant chandelier hanging overhead.