Although dance music raises roofs and kick-starts parties, it’s always painful to Gary, the man with the world's biggest ear. Stick it to Gary with today's GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get one general-admission ticket to see Architecture in Helsinki at Irving Plaza on Friday, November 18, at 8 p.m. (up to a $29 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Popular globetrotting pop collective Architecture in Helsinki transforms Irving Plaza into a throbbing, futuristic discotheque as its latest tour storms American shores. Formed in Melbourne, the ambidextrous dance band stirs fans with a tornado of flamboyant sounds, infectious anthems, and commitment-free instrument swapping. With hits such as “Do the Whirlwind” and latest single “Contact High,” lead crooner Cameron Bird and his cakewalking team of tunesmiths tickle ear bones and rehabilitate ankles in support of its latest album, Moment Bends. During the kaleidoscopic performance, the band seduces dance floors with 10-foot hooks and sounds culled from hypnotic synths, romantic glockenspiels, and strummed chest hairs. Filling out the bill, Swedish dance wizards Lo-Fi-Fnk enchant with instant club hits and songs for strobe-light campfires, and pop enthusiasts Dom charm with stargazing Casios.