The best concerts have lots of pyrotechnics, which is why classical pianists always wear asbestos pants. Insulate yourself from boredom with this GrouponLive deal to see the Lakeside Rumble featuring Face to Face at Sound Academy. For $15, you get one general-admission G-Pass on Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. (up to a $30.25 value including fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
The Lakeside Rumble honours the inseparable union between skate culture and punk music with a day filled with competitive skating events and a bill of performers headlined by veteran SoCal pop-punkers Face to Face. Led by frontman Trever Keith, this foursome harnesses the raw energy and pent-up angst of the most outspoken of discontents, slaying any notion of conformity with music written on their own terms and a tour bus that drives on the wrong side of the road. In their breakthrough track from the mid-'90s, “Disconnected,” speedy guitars chug along with a sense of urgency as Keith shouts the accusatory lyrics, “You don’t know what you want.” Before Face to Face ignites the audience with anthemic sing-alongs, The Noise warms up the crowd with grungy tunes that channel the '90s-era energy of Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Dinosaur Jr., and Toronto-based pop-punk band We Outspoken introduces ears to tracks from their recently released self-titled album.
Prior to the concert, the parking lot of Sound Academy plays host to a free skate session for the public at 2 p.m. Later in the afternoon, some of Canada's top skateboarders will compete in The Patio Battle Royal for a handsome cash prize, and the Monster Energy pro team will film skate demos and hope for impromptu Bigfoot appearances.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
Lights stream down from all directions onto the stage at Sound Academy as audience members stand transfixed. Heightening the kaleidoscope, the crystal-clear sound system allows concertgoers to hear even the most subtle hiccups of the performers.
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