Much like Civil War reenactments, rock 'n' roll tribute acts give fans the chance to experience history without lofty ticket prices or having to forge their own musket balls. Keep the lead off your hands with this GrouponLive deal to see Brit Floyd at House of Blues Sunset Strip. For $20, you get one ticket for general admission on Tuesday, September 25, at 8 p.m. (up to a $38.50 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The senses are stuffed with aural and visual excess as English tribute act Brit Floyd recreates the sonic mind expansion and visceral enlightenment of a real Pink Floyd concert. Backed by a quintet choir of chanteuses, the British band of highly trained virtuosos celebrates the Floyd’s recently released greatest-hits album, A Foot in the Door, strumming through the introspective melancholia of “Wish You Were Here,” pounding the foreboding synthesizers of “Learning to Fly” and creeping through the undulating bass line of “Money,” in addition to 15 other classic tunes. As a special treat for the new tour, the group also soars through a performance of the 23-minute saga “Echoes.” The closing track from the album Meddle, "Echoes" lures audience members with a haunted circus organ that gives way to funky menace punctuated by howling wind. The elaborate stage setup swirls with metamorphic lasers and lighting and avant-garde screen projections of Floydian animation, giving fans the closest thing to seeing a Pink Floyd show without being miniaturized and injected into their uncle’s subconscious.