Live music unites people from all walks of life, unlike silence, which only unites librarians and people who crack safes. Bond over shared sound waves with today's GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one general-admission ticket to see 10,000 Maniacs, with special guest Steff Mahan, at 12th and Porter on Monday, August 22, at 8 p.m. (a $40 value). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
10,000 Maniacs, the multiplatinum-selling darlings of alternative radio’s heyday, celebrate three decades of adventurous music on their all-encompassing 30th anniversary tour. Known for hits such as “Like the Weather” and “These Are Days,” the music of 10,000 Maniacs creates a soundtrack for fans' lives, with breezy melodies that turn laundry day into a dizzying montage and poignant lyricism that lures perfectly content window-washers down from the ledge. Fronted by gifted chanteuse and violinist Mary Ramsey, the five-piece troupe fills this tour with favorites from their oeuvre, spanning their 1981 debut and brief MTV tenure before meteors attacks made videos extinct. Sharing 12th and Porter's stage, the sweet, soulful sounds of singer-songwriter Steff Mahan submerge audiences in heart-crafted melodies and bottomless vocals that sting like a honeybee and salve like a yogurt massage.
114 12th Ave. N
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