A live concert is the only place where you can demand that your favorite singer play your favorite song while staring directly into your eyes. Make the moment last forever with this GrouponLive deal to see Everclear and Eve 6 at Mojoes in Joliet. For $27, you get general admission for two on Saturday, November 3, at 8 p.m. (up to a $53.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Art Alexakis, the mouthpiece of Portland's Everclear, would be easy to pick out of a police lineup. Still rocking his bleached-blond locks and soul patch, he looks like he hasn't aged a day since MTV stopped playing videos. A human hook factory, Art littered the late '90s and early 2000s with sunny, guitar-seared hits such as "Santa Monica," "Everything to Everyone," and "I Will Buy You a New Life"—custom-made for road trips and beachside parties. Recharged with an all-new rhythm section, Everclear excitedly loads its set with pre-Y2K chestnuts and tracks from its recent album Invisible Stars, chugging out more riffs and lyrics built to last.
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 peppers 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.
With two stories, four bars, a massive soundboard, and 12,600 square feet of room for music to roam, the entertainment complex of Mojoes polishes sonic heirlooms and gives fans breathing room for full-lunged sing-alongs. Polished hardwood floors accentuate a cozy, couch-laden lounge area—a decided class that extends to the concert area in the form of a giant chandelier hanging overhead.