During concerts, a musician’s wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal to The Future of Rock Music Fest at The State Theatre on Sunday, April 29, at 2 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $24, you get two general-admission tickets and an Italian meal for two (up to a $48 value).
- For $48, you get four general-admission tickets and an Italian meal for four (up to a $96 value).<p>
The Future of Rock Music Fest’s lineup of established Modesto performers and youthful up-and-comers tests the integrity of the stage with an amp-rattling evening of rock ‘n’ roll. Steely Dan tribute Kid Charlemagne, accompanied by local cover-band masterminds Johnny and Kelly, regales audiences with lively renditions of songs by their inspiration. Hari Kari, meanwhile, will whisk aural synapses back in time, exposing ears to an eclectic selection of hits from the ‘80s like a disco crystal ball. Fresh-faced teen group The High Voltage Band takes the stage to show off their precocious musical talents before California rockers Offshore coalesce around the soaring vocals of lead singer Genesis, essaying a program of original songs and punk covers of such bands as Taking Back Sunday and Blink 182. Finally, Neil Buettner and Matt Harrington band together and eschew modern electric-rock innovations in favor of acoustic guitars and steam-powered amps.
Fuzio Universal Bistro keeps tummies from rumbling during the melodious proceedings with a filling lunch of classic Italian fare. Salad and fresh-baked foccacia delight tongues and the pasta al Fuzio’s zesty garlic sauce arms diners against unsolicited kisses from first dates with vampires. Thirsty guests can purchase energy drinks, beer, and cocktails, including the custom-crafted vodka rock-tini.