Music, like hot sauce, pairs well with anything and alters the mind when consumed through the ear. Get an earful of fire in your tender tummy with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a ticket to Thievery Corporation at Congress Theater on Friday, June 25, 2010 (a $40 value). This Groupon, which includes the standard $5 service charge, is good for general admission, the only admission type for this show.
With enough beats and lyrical sincerity to burrow a worldly hole in any cranial region, Thievery Corporation beats its beat-bleeding heart to the cadence of core members Rob Garza and Eric Hilton. The New York Times describes the duo's sound as "the kind that can bubble in the background on an album or make heads bob on a dance floor," which is convenient considering that the concertgoers will not receive souvenir bobble heads. On tour, Garza and Hilton supplement their live sound with a dozen or so musically spirited members, allowing headphone homebodies to hear the whole story. Warmed up by the live-band electronica waves of Telepath, the performance promises to be laid-back, yet moving; eclectic, yet energetic; and internationally informed, yet locally performed. Grab up to four tickets. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- It all moved so fluidly — beats, lights, vocals, projections and lyrics. The combinations seemed endlessly enjoyable. – Stephanie Bolling, Tampa Bay Times
Yahoo! Locals give Congress Theater an average of four stars: