Attending a concert is a great way to sing without getting embarrassed and dance freely after losing pursuing FBI agents in the crowd. Shimmy away from G-men with today's GrouponLive deal: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to see Teddybears at Irving Plaza on Monday, September 12, at 7 p.m. (a $15 value before fees, or up to a $19 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Fusing such diverse genres as punk, hip-hop, and electronica, Swedish-born band Teddybears puts on dance-friendly concerts, often while hidden behind telltale teddy-bear masks. Lead singer Patrik Arve is buoyed by the virtuosic music- making of brothers Joakim and Klas Åhlund, creating vibrant rhythms that cause concertgoers to wave their arms in ecstatic abandon or furiously clog to the offbeat. Performing in support of its new album, Devil's Music, the band will unleash an arsenal of jams, drawing on a song catalog dating back nearly two decades, after opening acts Kid Savant, Body Language, and Alex English warm up the crowd's listening muscles. Tunes will be forged in the intimate Irving Plaza, with jubilant lighting, a stage-front dance floor, and a chandelier that lends a touch of class to proceedings while looking for swashbucklers to drop upon.