Live music can set the mood on a cruise and overpower the sound of curse words that whales have incorporated into their songs after centuries of hanging out with sailors. Take in less salty tunes with this GrouponLive deal.
- $24 for one ticket to see She & Him (up to a $49.92 value)
- When: Friday, June 28, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Riverside Theater
- Section: reserved seating
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
She & Him
She & Him – "I Could've Been Your Girl"
Since releasing their first album in 2008, She & Him—composed of veteran musician M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, of New Girl fame—have won indie accolades left and right. NPR’s Stephen Thompson described the band’s sophomore release as “the audio equivalent of a spring breeze that wafts in at a perfect time.” The pair take cues from the joyous, keyboard-sprinkled pop songs of the 1960s and ’70s and blend them with Ward’s guitar chops, which tackle the sounds of folk, country, and pure rock ‘n’ roll with equal dexterity. Together, She & Him’s tunes span from Volume One’s “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here,” which blends folksy guitar with earnest doo-wops, to Volume Two’s “Lingering Still,” a ballad with a bossa nova beat and country-style vocals. Volume Three celebrates the band’s signature sound with a cover of “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” and tosses in original piano ballad “London” in hopes of attaining co-knighthood.
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.