Although dance music raises roofs and kick-starts parties, it’s always painful to Gary, the man with the world's biggest ear. Stick it to Gary with today's GrouponLive deal: for $18, you get one general-admission ticket to see The Bowery Presents: Architecture in Helsinki, at Royale (a $23.10 value) and admission to an after-show meet and greet with the band (a $20 value) on Thursday, November 17, at 8 p.m. (a $43.10 total value). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Popular globetrotting pop collective Architecture in Helsinki transforms Royale into a throbbing, futuristic discotheque as its latest tour storms American shores. Formed in Melbourne, the ambidextrous dance band stirs fans with a tornado of flamboyant sounds, infectious anthems, and commitment-free instrument swapping. With hits such as “Do the Whirlwind” and latest single “W.O.W.”, lead crooner Cameron Bird and his cakewalking team of tunesmiths tickle ear bones and rehabilitate ankles in support of their latest album, Moment Bends. During the kaleidoscopic performance, the band seduces dance floors with 10-foot hooks and sounds culled from hypnotic synths, romantic glockenspiels, and strummed chest hairs.
Filling out the bill, Swedish dance wizards Lo-Fi-Fnk enchant with instant club hits and songs for strobe-light campfires, and pop enthusiasts Dom charm with stargazing Casios. Following the show, Royale invites Groupon holders backstage to meet the band, discuss musical influences, and take notes on how to hit the elusive high Z note.