Planning a concert is a delicate art that requires deep understanding of the audience, a fact demonstrated by Tiny Tim's disastrous tour with Black Sabbath. Catch a coherent evening of entertainment with this GrouponLive deal to see the Gotham Rocks Tour, featuring Eye Empire and Ghosts of Eden, at Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall in Wantagh. For $8, you get one general-admission ticket for Wednesday, June 6, at 7:15 p.m. (up to a $15 value, including all fees).
The bloggers and promoters of Gotham Rocks care as much about building community as they do about throwing hard-rocking shows. Scouting talent from the five boroughs and beyond, the agency has assembled a quintet of like-minded acts designed to bring a burgeoning scene together for the Gotham Rocks tour. Nü-metal supergroup Eye Empire, featuring Corey Lowery of Dark New Day (brother of Sevendust's Clint Lowery) and B.C. Kochmit of Switched, unload an elephantine cargo of crunch and charisma. On stage, heads bang and sweat flies as Donald Carpenter's soulful vocals overlay charging guitar bursts and an occasional winningly goofy stage move. The band recently launched debut album Moment of Impact, winning attention and positive press through a self-distribution strategy. Fellow NYC rockers Ghosts of Eden keeps the '90s alive with grungy nods to the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam.