Rock concerts feature pyrotechnics more often than aquatechnics, mostly due to the danger of electrocution and the water solubility of drummers. Stay abreast of modern stage strategies with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get two tickets for main-floor seating to see Street Drum Corps Presents Bang! at Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall on Friday, January 20, at 8 p.m. (up to a $69.30 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Bang! rouses audiences during rugged, high-energy performances that fuse tribal beats with captivating dance moves. Vigorously pounding on everyday objects such as barrels, trashcans, and Fabergé eggs, Street Drum Corps' trio of punk-rock percussion savants transforms the stage into a street-side spectacle. Over the past five years, the group has inspired rampant toe tapping at a variety of major venues, including Universal Studios and SeaWorld, and its latest album, Big Noise, gains extra volume from Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee and Velvet Revolver's Matt Sorum. As intense rhythms reverberate through the stately Clowes Memorial Hall, air-drumming fans will also be pulled from the crowd to dish out their own thunder onstage and save them from concussion-inducing levels of head bobbing.
Clowes Memorial Hall
For the late Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes, the most important things in life were science and the arts. The good doctor wanted to share this devotion with the Indianapolis community, so he devised and funded Clowes Memorial Hall at Butler University. Completed in 1963, the hall shares Butler's gorgeous aesthetic with its arching stone façade and lush crimson interior, which has room for over 2,000 patrons. In addition to major touring productions and public speakers, Clowes Memorial Hall is also the home of the Indianapolis Opera, the Butler Ballet, and the Indy 500.