Without music, concerts wouldn’t exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to see Echoes of Pomepii play The Dark Side of the Moon at The Abbey Pub. For $12, you get two general-admission tickets for Saturday, March 2, at 9 p.m. (up to a $25.10 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
Named after Pink Floyd’s legendary 1972 concert in Italy, Echoes of Pompeii recreates the sonic mind expansion and visceral enlightenment of a real Pink Floyd show. On March 2, the band revisits each note of Pink Floyd’s pièce de résistance, The Dark Side of the Moon, performing one of the best-selling albums of all time in its entirety. Starting with “Speak to Me,” the performers surge onward through “The Great Gig in the Sky” before turning their instruments upside down to launch into “Money” and the rest of side B. While dazzling ears with the sinister cash register ringing of “Money” and the crystalline chimes of “Time,” the band’s effects artists imitate the captivating visual experience of a Pink Floyd set, bathing the stage in rolling fog, shimmering lasers, and psychedelic projections.
Echoes of Pompeii at the Blizzard Theatre in Elgin, Illinois, December 2012