Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see Chiddy Bang at Ace of Spades on Tuesday, August 21, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. For $24, you get a concert package (up to a $48.95 total value), which includes:
- General admission (up to a $23.95 value, including all fees).
- Commemorative T-shirt (a $25 value)
Meeting as freshmen at Philadelphia's Drexel University, Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege and Xaphoon Jones—the DJ alias of Noah Beresin—quickly pegged each other as kindred spirits, as they told the Los Angeles Times' Gerrick D. Kennedy. After making a name for themselves at small parties, the duo released their first tape, The Swelly Express, in 2009, debuting at No. 11 on the British charts and garnering more than 100,000 downloads within three months. Jones' omnivorous beat mixing draws on diverse genres—including samples of everything from Tom Waits to La Roux—building a quirky platform for Anamege's dexterous, fast-paced rhymes. Praised by AllMusic.com as "vibrant, fun, and fresh," their most recent effort, Breakfast, continues their streak of upbeat mix-making and lets CD players tell their friends that they’ve finally tasted a human meal.
Ace of Spades
Surrounded by the former warehouses of Sacramento's R Street District, Ace of Spades heightens the concert-going experience with a moodily industrial ambiance. Four bars spaced around the venue keep drinks freshened as the blistering guitar solos onstage melt ice, and vintage lights and crimson wallpaper decorate the main bar.