Like masterful oil portraits, tribute bands look just like the real thing, though you'll still get tackled if you try to touch their hair. Get close to the stage with this GrouponLive deal to a '90s party featuring four tribute bands at Durty Nellie's in Palatine on Saturday, June 23, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $9, you get two general-admission tickets (up to an $18 value).
- For $15, you get a ticket package (up to a $31.50 total value), which includes:
- One general-admission ticket (up to a $9 value)
- A two-hour #3 drink package with domestic and selected microbrew beers, select wines, and call liquor (a $22.50 value)
- For $33, you get a deluxe ticket package for two (up to a $69.95 total value), which includes:
The first official weekend of the 2012 summer thrusts Durty Nellie's back two decades with a quadruple bill of hits from Sublime, 311, Weezer, and Green Day, all brought to Palatine by a quartet of devoted tribute acts. Second Hand Smoke memorializes the late Bradley Nowell of Sublime with energetic, sing-along sets. The trio rolls with the percussive flow of the less-is-more anthem "What I Got" and jumps into the punkish knight-in-shining armor tale told in "Wrong Way." The two vocalists of From Chaos mirror 311's Nick Hexum and S.A. Martinez in their hip-hop laced hit "Down." A giant red neon W looms on stage behind Our Name is Jonas, who don the cardigans and skinny ties of Weezer's iconic "Buddy Holly" music video. St. Jimmy achieves similar stylistic fidelity, donning eyeliner and spiked hair while delving into Dookie, the album that spent 113 weeks on the Billboard charts.
Up to 1,200 fans can dance and sway to the 20th century's curtain-closing soundtrack at Durty Nellie's. Planted across the street from the Palatine Metra station, the venue is easily accessible by public transit or private piggyback, the better to explore a 30-tap, 120-bottle beer list full of potions from Three Floyds and Goose Island as well as France and Germany.