Every music fan dreams of being called up onto the stage at a concert to sing alongside their favorite vocalist, and, in a carefree moment, lift their elbows in rhythm. Be free with this GrouponLive deal to see the Freddy Jones Band at Joe's on Weed St. on Saturday, October 13, at 8:15 pm. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is 21 and older. Choose between the following options:
For $35, you get a ticket package for two (up to an $81.01 total value) that includes:
- General admission for two (up to a $29.38 value, including fees)
- Two drinks (up to a $7 value each)
- Choice of an appetizer (up to an $8.25 value)
For $10, you get general admission for one (up to a $29.38 value, including fees).
In the ‘90s, the Freddy Jones Band perfected a brand of roots-rock that reflected the deep pool of the musical heritage of its native Chicago. Blues, rock, and folk seamlessly blended together across five studio albums, leading to spirited live shows alongside jammy contemporaries such as Widespread Panic, Phish, and Dave Mathews Band. On “In a Daydream,” a hypnotic guitar riff ripples across hazy organ and the laid-back voice of Marty Lloyd, who, like the rest of the members in the Freddy Jones Band, isn’t actually named Freddy Jones. Jagged solos knife into “Waitress,” a lamenting yet up-tempo tale of the service industry’s most overlooked member next to the rickshaw valet.
The original lineup of the Freddy Jones Band reunited in 2005 after a five-year hiatus, forging a new era with the release of Time Well Wasted, its first album since 1999. The band has slowed from its frenetic peak of playing 200–250 shows a year, opting to perform at select engagements from which they donate a portion to charity. At the Joe’s on Weed St. concert, funds will go toward the college-assistance organization Right Angle Foundation. “We’re just really enjoying the fact we can play music together again,” drummer Simon Horrocks said on the band’s Facebook page. “And we’re really playing better than ever … We’re like a new band with a long history.”