Old people probably like to stand near the speakers at concerts because the reverberating bass lines feel good on their bones. Catch the rhythm with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to see the Street Drum Corps’ “Misfit Xmas,” plus one grilled cheese and a Heineken beer or soda (up to a $30.75 value)
- When: Friday, December 13, at 7:15 p.m.
- Where: The Roxy Theatre
- General admission
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Street Drum Corps’ “Misfit Xmas”
- What is the Street Drum Corps?: a brigade of punk percussionists who refuse to limit themselves to traditional kits
- What else they’ll play on?: oil drums, washing machines, chain-link fences, cooking implements, anything their audience brings
- Where you’ve heard them: on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, season nine of American Idol, and Capcom’s Street Fighter X Tekken
- Blanka’s favorite thing to drum on?: Ryu’s head
- Who else will join Street Drum Corps for their Christmas show: pop-rock siblings The Raskins, theatrical nu metal band Skinmask, prog-metal outfit Opus Dai
- Where The Raskins got introduced to showbiz: Their parents. Their father was a Broadway actor and their mother was a jazz singer.
- Does Skinmask actually have masks made of skin?: no, it’s just makeup
- What the term Opus Dai riffs on: Opus Dei, which is Latin for “work of God”<p>
The Roxy Theatre
Most bands know that they’ve made it if they’ve played the Roxy. A landmark of the Sunset Strip since 1973, the venue was practically born with rock ‘n’ roll integrity. It was founded by a dream team of California music moguls, including David Geffen, Peter Asher, and Lou Adler, and soon gained infamy as the place that pioneered the rock club ethos of the 1970s—hard-partying warts and all. The Roxy cemented its legendary status from day one, with events ranging from a christening gig by Neil Young to such highlights as the American premiere of The Rocky Horror Show, live album recordings by Springsteen, Zappa, and The Ramones, and the time that John Lennon and Harry Nilsson high-fived. Today, the hotspot still brings in the crowds with an intimate vibe and stellar acoustics, and continues to host the world’s biggest bands and most promising upcoming talent. <p>