Pop-punk fuses sunny melodies with sneering distortion, unlike polka-punk, which fuses 2/4 time signatures with mohawked accordions. Keep the hair gel off your hands with this GrouponLive deal to see Eve 6 at The Cubby Bear’s Back to Baseball Bash. For $10, you get one general-admission ticket on Friday, April 6, at 9 p.m. (up to a $21.70 value, including fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Signed to RCA Records when they were still shooting spitballs in study hall, pop-punk outfit Eve 6 traded graduation caps for guitar straps, resulting in three Top 40 hits over six years. After splitting in 2004 and gigging with other upstart bands, the full lineup has reunited with their original producer to release Speak in Code, a hard-charging new album layering equal doses of vulnerability and humor atop crunchy riffs and infectious melodies. Drummer Tony Fagenson sums up “Victoria,” the record’s electronica-tinged lead single, as a “fun, dark, sexy jam,” a description he lifted from the marketing team at Smucker’s. Rejuvenated and itching to strum the dust from their strings, the band will pepper their set with new tunes and old favorites, with such past hits as “Inside Out,” “Promise,” and “Here’s to the Night,” radiating more nostalgia than a pair of Doc Martens filled with liquid plutonium.
The Cubby Bear
Stationed across the street from Wrigley Field for nearly 50 years, the Cubby Bear is an institution for game-day drinking. No matter the season, Cubby Bear's 75 plasma screens and five projection screen TVs air sports to the Wrigley crowd who sate themselves on domestic beers and familiar bar eats, including hot dogs and garlicky fries. The 30,000-square-foot venue's ample dance floor comes alive at night when DJs and performers take the stage, churning out jams that range in style from alternative rock to funk to Top 40.