Classic-rock bands still reminisce about the days when riffs cost a nickel and gentlemen took off their hats whenever the Grim Reaper walked by. Cue up timeless tunes with this GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get two standing-room-only tickets to see Rubix Kube on Thursday, July 5, at 8 p.m. at Musikfest Café, a part of ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem (up to a $40 value, including fees).
With both a female and a male vocalist manipulating the mic, Rubix Kube can just as easily tear into the hair-band balladry of Poison as the material rhythms of Madonna. Vintage threads pop on stage with neon colors and cutoff swatches, outfitting their musical voyage into '80s New Wave, glam, and dance songs. Featured on NBC’s Today Show, Rubix Kube holds the title of Saturday night house band at NYC’s Canal Room in TriBeCa and has welcomed such legends of the era as Bret Michaels, Debbie Gibson, and MC Hammer onto the stage during their energetic, hair-teased shows.
ArtsQuest hosts film and performing arts venues on four stories overlooking the dramatically illuminated blast furnaces of the former Bethlehem Steel Plant. On the third and fourth floors, 1,000 concertgoers spread across Musikfest Café's multiple levels of seating or assemble as a human pyramid to climb the exposed girders above the stage. A full-service bar pours local Yuengling brews and other alcoholic beverages, and onsite chefs craft a menu of flatbread pizzas and buffalo wings.