Moving one's body to the rhythm of music is a natural human instinct, just like running toward the sound of lightning. Move with today's GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get two general-admission tickets to Billy Idol Aid 3: The Biggest 80’s Party Ever! at Showbox at the Market on Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m. (up to a $29.24 value, including fees).
Billy Idol Aid 3: The Biggest 80’s Party Ever! brings dancing feet, antiquated fashion, and a slew of cover bands together for a sweat-inducing celebration of a seminal decade, with proceeds benefiting Northwest Harvest food banks and the American Red Cross. What began as an ongoing plea to get Billy Idol to play a birthday party Billy Idol Aid has since swelled into a Seattle tradition more beloved than log eating. Officially endorsed by Billy’s patented sneer, this year’s jubilee teleports revelers and rebel yellers into a fun-filled past where dancing reigns supreme. DJ Indica Jones spins hits between sets by cover bands Nite Wave and Rewind, and fans bust out their BeDazzlers and shoulder-pad calculators for a costume contest. An '80s makeover station keeps valley-girl eyeliner and puffy hair apropos, with all the magical nostalgia and Billy Idol apparitions captured by an onsite photo booth. Groupon customers present valid ID at the Showbox at the Market box office on the day of the show starting at 7 p.m.
Duke Ellington. The Ramones. Pearl Jam. If a musical act has made a deep, cool-looking dent in American culture, it's probably played at The Showbox. The Seattle music venue has been drawing great performers since it opened in 1939, when the proto-proto-proto-grunge movement was underway. Paying tribute to this rich history, the owners recently gave The Showbox's lounge space a new old name: Kerns Music Shop, which used to be a storefront owned by a local trombonist.