Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to see Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger at the Trojan Center Theatre at Troy University. For $23, you get two tickets for general-admission seating on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m. (a $40 value before fees, or up to a $46.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). Student tickets are regularly priced at $8.25, including all fees. Doors open at 6 p.m.
As members of the renowned percussion group Nexus, Bob Becker and Russell Hartenberger wow audiences with a percussive virtuosity that has been honed over a span of decades. Both noted xylophone ticklers, the pair effortlessly exhibit proficiency in a huge range of kinetically activated instruments by clanging cowbells, tapping on hand drums, and slapping the back of a guitarist's head to remind him that it's time for his solo. Deftly manipulating their instruments, the duo weaves complex rhythms and toe-tapping melodies together into dazzling aural tapestries. The performance will take place in the Trojan Center Theatre, which features enough seats to hold music-loving patrons and child geniuses who hope to furiously transcribe notes before performing at-home recreations of the concert.