Actors who also sing are either truly talented individuals or self-conscious tin men who want to seem like they have a heart. Tap your feet to a true factotum with today's GrouponLive deal: for $19, you get one general-admission ticket to see Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band at The Mod Club Theatre on Tuesday, August 2, at 8 p.m. (a $29.50 value before fees, or up to a $38 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees and HST). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Academy Award–winning actor, director, activist, and lifelong musician Tim Robbins consummates his perennial songwriting passion with the raucous, heart-stirring sounds of Tim Robbins and The Rogues Gallery Band. Tim’s wincingly incisive song smithing combines the folksy wisdom of Pete Seeger, the free-wheeling narrative bent of Dylan, and the urgency of Peter Jennings. Teamed with The Rogues Gallery, a crackerjack group of virtuosos that sometimes includes keyboard impresario Roger Eno and electric-saw strummer David Coulter, Tim delivers a gypsy-tinged set of socially relevant jingles culled from the band's self-titled debut album. Like The Shawshank Redemption without all of the slapstick humour, the music of Tim and The Rogues Gallery has the power to lift spirits, heal hearts, and distract surly prison guards.