Virtually nothing can defeat the raw power of rock music, with the possible exception of paper music. Pump your fist with this GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get one general-admission ticket to see Back in Black provide a tribute to AC/DC at the House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, June 8, at 8 p.m. (up to a $19 value, including all fees). This show is for people aged 18 and older.
Back in Black has set eardrums thrumming with spot-on renditions of AC/DC songs for more than a decade. From under vocalist Darren Caperna’s driver's cap resounds an imitation of Bon Scott’s signature growl as lead guitarist Mike Mroz mimics Angus Young’s iconic strut to the green room. Along with gigs opening for Cheap Trick, Blue Oyster Cult, and Foghat, the band has had the honor of recording covers of "T.N.T." and "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" for the soundtracks of Napoleon Dynamite and Garage Days.
Fellow arena-rock connoisseurs Contraflow open the show. Its six members straightforwardly recapture the radio waves of the '70s and '80s, presenting plenty of showmanship but no gimmickry.
House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.