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 $7, you get one general-admission ticket to see Janus at the Cubby Bear on Wednesday, November 23, at 8 p.m. (up to a $14.73 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Rousing rampant headbanging since 1998, Janus serves up a face-melting feast for the ears on Thanksgiving eve, rocking hometown Chicago fans with anarchic anthems and wall-shaking riffs. A blend of alternative, metal, and electronic, the seasoned quartet has moshed into the national spotlight with songs such as “Eyesore,” “The Nerve,” and “Six Letters Sent,” a heart-gripping ballad about the unreliable postal service in the North Pole. Tours alongside bands such as Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle, and Sevendust add to Janus’s hard-rock resumé, which also boasts three studio albums and a knack for donning militaristic uniforms while performing. To launch the evening into a riotous uproar, opening sets split the stage between four other local hard-rock bands, including The Action Blast and Daylight Dawns, each of whom aim to warm up the Cubby Bear crowd by leading bar-wide sets of jumping jacks.