Holding up lighters at concerts dates back to medieval times, when villagers gathered with torches to frighten the loudest person in town. Face the music with this GrouponLive deal.<p>
- $10 for two tickets to see The Soul Rebels (a $37.66 value)
- When: Sunday, June 9 at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Studio at Webster Hall
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Other acts appearing include Baby Bee, Ahmir, 2am Club, and DJ Sav and Mysterio<p>
The Soul Rebels
The Soul Rebels – "Let It Roll" Live
"Hey, you're a brass band, but y'all got funk and soul," Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers said to his opening act one night in 1993. "Y'all are like soul rebels." And with that, the New Orleans-based ensemble gained their name. Their irreverent attitude hasn't left them after a career spanning over two decades, an average 250 gigs per year, and seven undeniably boisterous albums. Of their latest record, 2012's Unlock Your Mind, Elias Leight of [PopMatters](http://gr.pn/16Q3WcN) wrote, "[it] is a testimony to the power of horns—in all their squawking, tooting, screaming glory—and a vibrant concoction of different types of music." The hip-hop infused "Night People," for example, would be as at home in a club as it would be in a parade, while covers such as the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" grant well-known tunes an exuberance rivaled only by jumping on a trampoline while listening to them.
The tight-knit group faced a major setback in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but they managed to pull back together, and have been steadily recovering steam ever since. Over the years, that tireless energy has led them to share the spotlight with acts as diverse as Metallica, Kanye West, and Arcade Fire. And thanks to appearances on HBO's Treme and other televised events, The Soul Rebels' upbeat sound and gleaming brass instruments have taken over small screens across the country.
Selected by Nightclub & Bar magazine as the Nightclub of the Year in 2011 and designated a city landmark in 2008, Webster Hall's four floors hold more than 125 years of history, from the Grand Ballroom to the Balcony Lounge. The building’s iconic framework has hosted such major acts as Prince and Mick Jagger, and served as a speakeasy, a lecture hall, and a mentor to troubled teenage buildings since its construction in 1886.