Virtually nothing can defeat the raw power of rock music, with the possible exception of paper music. Pump your fist with this GrouponLive deal to see The Offspring at the River Stage at Great Plaza –Penn’s Landing. For $20, you get one G-Pass for standing-room-only general admission on Saturday, September 22, at 7 p.m. (up to a $52 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
As summer wanes, River Stage at Great Plaza beckons The Offspring to perform a night of powerful rock anthems to heat up the early autumn. Over a nearly three-decade career, the SoCal quartet has stormed airwaves with Dexter Holland’s punkish vocals, which careen between playful and urgent in such ‘90s hits as “Self Esteem” and “Come Out and Play (Keep ‘Em Separated),” as well as tracks from this year's album, Days Go By. The band first rose to mainstream attention in the mid-‘90s with accessible singles propelled by charging guitars and urgent vocal attack, but their career has found them frequently returning to classic punk themes of politics and societal breakdown, interwoven with sarcastic humor. On stage, the foursome churn out a palpable energy driven by constant touring and hundreds of preshow jumping jacks, which crowds of all ages still tend to find infectious: The Orange County Register’s David Hall reported that a recent intimate, highly interactive show "transformed 40-somethings into teenagers."