Rockabilly celebrates the dangerous side of life in songs about fast cars, barroom brawls, and pompadours so high they graze electrical wires. Catch some old-school sound with this GrouponLive deal to Mods Vs. Rockers at Bottom Lounge. For $15, you get two general-admission tickets on Saturday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. (up to a $38.28 value, including all fees).
Part of the Ton Up Club Chicago's two-day celebration of motorcycles, scooters, and guitars, Mods Vs. Rockers takes over the 20,000-square-foot Bottom Lounge for a night of old-school rock. Slap-bass player and singer Lee Rocker has been standing astride the rockabilly world for more than 30 years, starting out creating hits that include "Stray Cat Strut," "Sexy and 17," and "Rock This Town" with the Stray Cats. Rocker's 2012 solo release, Night Train to Memphis, gives loving treatment to the songs from rock's early days that convinced him to become a musician when his initial dream to be a jukebox didn’t pan out. Chicago-based outfits The Bama Lamas and Johnny Murder and the 25 to Life throw their old-school rock into the ring, tickling ears with grease-slicked riffs and high-energy antics.