The spontaneous atmosphere of a live performance encourages concertgoers to throw out inhibitions, just like a plastic surgeons' convention rekindles dreams of obtaining a third ear. Get an earful of memorable music with today's GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get two general-admission, standing-room tickets to see Reel Big Fish with Streetlight Manifesto at The Fillmore Charlotte on Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. (a $40 value before fees, or up to a $58 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ska sensations Reel Big Fish tickle ears with up-tempo tunes backed by punchy horns and mordant, contagiously catchy lyrics. Frontman Aaron Barrett's vocals receive jubilant backing from Dan Regan's trombone, Matt Appleton's sax, John Christianson's trumpet, Derek Gibbs's bass, and the syncopated beats of Ryland Steen's drums, pumping up concertgoers like parade floats watching reels of Michael Jordan dunks. Aughts-formed ska groups Streetlight Manifesto, Rodeo Ruby Love, and New Riot bolster the evening's lineup with their own party-propelling sonic fuel. Fans swim through sound-wave currents at The Fillmore Charlotte, which is housed in a historic textile mill and provides guests with enough room to effortlessly transition into emperor-pleasing chariot races.