Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon to LG Ones to Watch Presents: 100 Monkeys at Bogart's on Tuesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
• For $12, you get a general-admission ticket (a $24.46 value).
• For $56, you get a VIP Ticket Package featuring a general-admission ticket, early entry to the show, entry into a pre-sound-check party, and a T-shirt (a $113.14 value).
Fronted by Twilight star Jackson Rathbone, 100 Monkeys unleashes a torrent of funky guitars and memorable hooks upon audiences' ears while supporting acts like Kissing Club, New Hollow, and 5-Thirteen set the stage for the beloved headliners with their own audacious aural attacks. Songs such as "Ugly Girl" and Liquid Zoo lead single "Wandering Minds" thread through listeners' heads like yarn, enticing and sticking to their cat-shaped memories. The VIP package treats music aficionados to an all-access adventure, providing early entry to the concert and passageway to a pre-sound-check party, where they may mingle with some of the bands and other fans while enjoying tastes of the rock-star lifestyle in a hotel-room-trashing simulator.
The show will go on at Bogart's, a century-old, wheelchair-accessible venue adjacent to the University of Cincinnati. Having gone through incarnations as a vaudeville theater, a german film house, and a meet-up for the International Time Travelers' Association, it now hosts top-notch sonic visitors scheduled by Live Nation. Those arriving automobilically have access to pay parking across the street, or metered parking that is free weekdays after 6 p.m.