There are many ways tribute acts honor rock legends, from mimicking their look and sound to constructing a statue of the band out of their used guitar picks. Catch some flattering imitations with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for two tickets to a tribute concert (up to a $10.30 value each) and two drinks (up to a $5 value each; up to a $30.60 total value). The concert features Sublime tribute Secondhand Smoke, 311 tribute From Chaos, and Weezer tribute Our Name Is Jonas.
- When: Friday, August 9, at 9 p.m.
- Where: Mojoes in Joliet
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
"Keepin' it real for Bradley since 2005," is the battle cry of tribute act Secondhand Smoke. As Chicago's premier Sublime surrogate, the group indeed keeps the realness of their reggae-rock-punk heroes with a sound-alike and lookalike act that captures Sublime's shaggy spirit. The group plays as a trio, unlike other Sublime tributes of six piggybacked children pretending to be three businessmen, and simply aim to keep as many fans as possible happy. That's why they take to the road to share their sunny sound with the U.S. and the Caribbean, and focus on music first. Secondhand Smoke's energized sets—which can last up to three hours— pack in every greatest hit, B-side, deep cut, and voice mail that Sublime ever recorded, and the band takes requests, even if it means playing "Santeria" five times in a row. Chicagoland 311 tribute From Chaos hops, bops, and rap-rocks through a playlist of over 100 311 jams, and Our Name Is Jonas plays every color of Weezer album with punch.
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.