Getting a good view at a concert often requires fans to overpay scalpers or name their firstborn child 93.1 FM. See a show on your terms with today's GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one general-admission ticket to see Beady Eye at Showbox at the Market on Wednesday, November 30, at 8 p.m. (up to a $50.79 value, including all fees).
Beady Eye squeezes its stadium-ready sound into the intimate Showbox at the Market, reinvading U.S. shores on its 2011 tour. Rising from the ashes of the long-lived, seminal British band Oasis, inimitable vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, and drummer Chris Sharrock transfix audiences with potent doses of Rickenbacker crunch, Ludwig thump, and cockney vocal rasp. In support of its jaunty debut album, Different Gears, Still Speeding, the band drills at top volume into the essence of pop music. From the art-deco Showbox’s standing-room space, audiences can digest the fuzz-laden hooks and take in Liam’s signature microphone stance without having to climb a Jumbotron. Starting the show, UK duo Black Box Revelation raise pulses with unabashed energy, very bashed drums, and guitars that refuse to shave.
Duke Ellington. The Ramones. Pearl Jam. If a musical act has made a deep, cool-looking dent in American culture, it's probably played at The Showbox. The Seattle music venue has been drawing great performers since it opened in 1939, when the proto-proto-proto-grunge movement was underway. Paying tribute to this rich history, the owners recently gave The Showbox's lounge space a new old name: Kerns Music Shop, which used to be a storefront owned by a local trombonist.