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In a Nutshell

Self-proclaimed "ballroom rockers" perform alternatively sprightly and moody songs reminiscent of The Smiths

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Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2014. Limit 2 per person. Redeem starting 7/25 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Portage Theater. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Portage Theater's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA accommodations, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $15 for two tickets to see Blah Blah Blah (up to $28.60 value)
  • When: Friday, July 25, at 8 p.m.
  • Where: Portage Theater
  • General admission
  • Door time: 7 p.m.
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Blah Blah Blah

  • The name: purposely generic so the music speaks for itself
  • Their genre, as described by the band: “ballroom rock”
  • What that means: sprightly guitar alternating with moody synths, all tied together by the elegant croon of vocalist Solomon David
  • Band they’re often been compared to: The Smiths
  • Other Smiths connection: their EP Thank You Thank You was produced by Morrissey’s drummer Matt Walker
  • What else is special about Thank You Thank You: it was recorded in analog reel-to-reel on two-inch tape, harkening to the fuller production style of yesteryear
  • Opening act: The Advantist

Portage Theater

Most theaters in the 1920s were built to showcase vaudeville acts. Portage Theater, however, was ahead of its time by focusing on film. The silver screen remained its specialty through 2001, when it closed due to dwindling audiences and countless actors leaving Hollywood to pursue animal husbandry. After extensive renovations, it reopened in 2006, this time to showcase a variety of performances—from movies to concerts to special events—and even star in one of its own: it was prominently featured in the mob-era film, Public Enemies.

The Portage Theater

Most theaters in the 1920s were built to showcase vaudeville acts. The Portage Theater, however, was ahead of its time by focusing on film. The silver screen remained its specialty through 2001, when it closed due to dwindling audiences and countless actors leaving Hollywood to pursue animal husbandry. After extensive renovations, it reopened in 2006, this time to showcase a variety of performances—from movies to concerts to special events—and even star in one of its own: it was prominently featured in the mob-era film, Public Enemies.

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    Portage Theater

    4050 N Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60641

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