Live music unites people from all walks of life, unlike silence, which only unites librarians and people who crack safes. Bond over shared sound waves with today's GrouponLive deal: for $26, you get one ticket to see Sam Roberts Band, with special guest Zeus, at the Centennial Concert Hall on Tuesday, November 1, at 8 p.m. (up to a $52.25 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Groupon buyers will be seated in the back rows of the orchestra section or in the back rows of the first balcony.
The Sam Roberts Band rouses crowds with a freewheeling pop-rock sound influenced by traditional country and classic FM tunes. Primary singer and songwriter Sam Roberts soulfully wails to the frenetic pulse of his rhythmic guitar strumming, Josh Trager's drum fills, and the warning beeps of his reversing tour van. Each charisma-filled set delivers tracks from the band's 2011 release Collider, including the horn-filled opener "The Last Crusade" and the triumphant "No Arrows." Commencing the evening’s aural autobahn, Zeus—the original backing band for Broken Social Scene member Jason Collett—churns out tracks from its debut album, Say Us, with fuzzy guitar tones, evocative piano, catchy choruses, and shredding triangle solos.
Centennial Concert Hall
The Centennial Concert Hall lends its history and elegance. More than 2,300 scarlet-red seats rest beneath soft lights that shine down like stars or extraterrestrial eyeballs. At the orchestra level, two murals by artist Tony Tascona flank audiences on both the right and left side, and in the lobby, patrons partake in preshow conversations near a mural by Greta Dale.