At the wildest concerts, singers have been known to throw themselves into the crowd and end their sentences with prepositions. Be shocked and appalled with this GrouponLive deal.
- Summerland Tour 2013 – Alternative Guitars with Everclear, Live, Filter & Sponge (up to 42% off)
- When: Tuesday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m
- Where: State Theatre in New Brunswick
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $22 for the gallery (up to a $38 value)
- $28 for the mid or upper balcony (up to a $48 value)
- $28 for the mid orchestra (up to a $48 value)
Still rocking his bleached-blond locks and soul patch, Art Alexakis, the mouthpiece of Portland's Everclear, looks like he hasn't aged a day since MTV stopped playing videos. A human hook factory, Art littered the late '90s and early 2000s with sunny, guitar-seared hits such as "Santa Monica," "Everything to Everyone," and "I Will Buy You a New Life"—custom-made for road trips and beachside parties. Recharged with an all-new rhythm section, Everclear excitedly loads its set with pre-Y2K chestnuts and tracks from its latest album Invisible Stars, chugging out more riffs and lyrics built to last.
The breakout success of Live’s second album, Throwing Copper, was a long time coming for the group. The members first played together at a middle school talent show, and would continue to collaborate on new wave covers throughout high school. Perhaps it was this familiarity that inspired the creation of such hits as “Lightning Crashes” and “I Alone,” which catapulted their album to the top of the Billboard charts. The group has released a steady stream of hit singles ever since, including the ascendant strains of “Heaven” and the walking-speed wistfulness of “The Dolphin’s Cry.”
The industrial-rock force of Filter pipes more than 17 years of raw, cathartic hits into the ears of fans, hammering crowds with its signature blend of mechanical mayhem and guitar-driven calamity. From the band's debut album, Short Bus, which bore the mid-'90s smash “Hey Man, Nice Shot,” through its latest collection of screamable valentines, The Trouble With Angels, lead singer and guitarist Richard Patrick’s urgent voice conveys a football coach’s heartbreak and a guidance counselor’s angst. They will release a new album in June of 2013, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, which continues their trademark blend of electronic, rock, and industrial music.
Sponge’s 1994 debut album, Rotting Piñata, showcased the gritty, absorbent rock that would win them widespread radio play and gold-certified status. The shifting harmonies of the deceptively bright “Molly” and lead singer Vinnie Dombroski’s soaring growl in “Plowed” slingshot the inaugural album to popularity. The five-piece ensemble will release their forthcoming album, Stop the Bleeding, this May.