Music festivals let you sample lots of different genres, which is especially welcome now that most public establishments pipe in the same endless loop of “Who Let the Dogs Out?” Get a brief, sweet taste of variety with this GrouponLive deal to The Metropia Experience Chicago at Atrium Events on June 7–8, starting at 2 p.m. each day. Choose from the following options:
- For $32, you get a one-day general-admission pass (a $65 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Thursday, June 7
- Friday, June 8
- For $55, you get a two-day general-admission pass, good for both days (a $110 value).
The Metropia Experience Chicago plunges visitors into a celebration of Chicago food, art, innovation, and music with a two-day festival pulsating with the sounds of 19 announced rock, indie pop, dubstep, and dance bands, with more acts to be announced at a future date. As the Chicago Reader’s Miles Raymer writes, Santah gives a grainy, 1970s-inspired sound some “darker undercurrents, injecting a bit of heartbreak that tangles interestingly with the mellow vibe.” Elsewhere on the bill, The Night Survives pushes for un-self-conscious dance-floor theatrics, Shuteye fuses house-influenced DJ skills with classic songwriting chops, and indie-pop duo Tiny Fireflies lays Kristine Capua’s gently yearning vocals over melancholy drum-machine beats.
Urban art exhibits run the gamut from graffiti to mixed-media installations, and tech displays inspire interdisciplinary brainstorms. The character-infested rooms of Atrium Events branch off from an airy central atrium, whose skylight-illuminated four stories provide an exuberant atmosphere and enough room for exuberant pogo dancers to avoid bumping their heads. Event proceeds help fund anti-bullying efforts and the eclectic, Loyola-located radio station WLUW-FM 88.7.