Most heavy-metal-band battles end without casualties, but shell-shocked musicians still sleep with one eye open in fear of disappointed librarians lunging from dark corners to shush them. Explore the front lines of a sonic skirmish with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $21, you get one general-admission two-day pass to the Hottest 100 Music Festival presented by Evans Lager at Irvine Lake in Silverado on September 17 and 18 (a $36 value before fees, or up to $43.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). Both days of the event start at 11 a.m. and end at 11 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m.
The Hottest 100 Music Festival paints the weekend in shades of competitive euphony as up to 200 bands, artists, and DJs strive for their place in the top 100. For two days, the scenic grounds of Irvine Lake are saturated in 12 unrelenting hours of melody, as bands representing every genre and necktie technique trade barbed jabs and retorting riffs across eight stages. Headlining Saturday's stable of hungry rock hippos, electro hip-hop trio Hyper Crush exercises irrepressible crunkitude, and the mirror-mesmerizing posse of It Boys! taunts audiences by eating multiple servings of songs without gaining weight. Sunday's supernova includes the hardcore crew of Stick to Your Guns, the brawny pop-punk of A Static Lullaby, and a special set from noted headbangers Bleeding Through, whose thrash metal solicits whiplash and spare change to launder a load of black T-shirts.
4621 Santiago Canyon Rd.
Silverado, California 92676Get Directions