The thrill of seeing one’s favorite musicians in concert often alleviates the stress of modern life and the sweaty delirium from contracting Beatlemania. Enjoy an aural antidote with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to see The Rapture at The Beacham on Tuesday, October 18, at 9 p.m. (a $24.20 value, including all taxes and fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Although The Rapture’s euphoric new album, In the Grace of Your Love, reveals a band that has matured into an art-rock juggernaut capable of captivating a wide spectrum of audiences, its defining essence remains rooted in the primal punk energy of its live show. Having taken the past few years to collect its thoughts and dust off its cowbells, the band marks its triumphant return with a night of pounding drums, pulsing synthesizers, and high-pitched howls courtesy of frontman Luke Jenner. Though described by Pitchfork's Andrew Gaerig as a “patient, skilled rock band unafraid to look uncool,” the trio’s suave brand of digifunk more than compensates for their between-song lectures on steampunk and multiverses. Opening duo Poolside draws on its experience playing in bands such as Ima Robot and the Calculators to incite bouts of dance fever with songs that fuse the clap-your-hands cadences of '70s disco with the casual leanings of '80s synthpop.
Bands of both mainstream and underground persuasions have called The Beacham’s stage home in recent months, and similarly diverse crowds have taken to tapping their toes on its expansive dance floor. The venue’s booming acoustics and premier lighting system complement The Rapture’s frenetic live show in addition to distracting from nearby audience members who are busy checking their cell phones or assembling telescopes.