Although some claim to hear demonic messages when they play metal records backwards, the trained ear knows it’s just a subliminal NPR pledge drive. Bang your head without ruining turntable needles with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Anvil at Reggies Rock Club on Thursday, February 23, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a ticket package (up to a $25.41 total value), which includes:
- One general-admission ticket (up to an $18.41 value)
One drink voucher (up to $7 value)<p>
- For $28, you get one Anvil VIP package (up to a $56.38 value), which includes:
- Any food item from Reggies’ restaurant menu (up to a $12 value)
- Early entrance to the show at 5:30 p.m.
- Limited-edition poster
- Aftershow meet and greet with Anvil<p>
Canadian speed-metal pioneers Anvil punch ears in the gut as they play from the heart, doling out three decades of merciless thrash on their latest American tour. Since 1981, the earnest trio of influential headbangers has persevered through tribulations that might have left other bands bawling in the bargain bin. As recently chronicled in the acclaimed film Anvil! The Story of Anvil, lead singer/shredder Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow, ballistic drummer Robb Reiner, and battleship bassist Glenn Five break sound barriers with whiplash tunes that still retain a gruff ghost of melody. Their exuberant live show demonstrates that the trio is as rich in crowd-pleasing amiability as unadulterated chops. Fortifying the stage for Anvil’s weight, local metal mavens Admiral of Black, Beak, and Ironfinger produce intensive odes to Hades that act as wimpy-neighbor repellant.
At Reggies’ bar, PBR, Blue Moon and Goose Island drafts, and mixed drinks wet whistles and lubricate the joints of devil-horn-bending fingers. VIP ticketholders can enjoy their dinner at the 5:30 p.m. opening time or step over to Reggies’ adjoining restaurant any time during the show to devour chicken-fried chicken complete with dessert, chargrilled Angus burgers draped in one of 10 kinds of cheese, or a classic Southside beef with hand-cut fries. Afterward, VIPs get a limited-edition Anvil poster and a chance to be turned down when asking to touch the band’s hair at a meet and greet.