Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater, or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one general-admission ticket to see Rusted Root with special guests Adam Ezra at Main Street Armory ($22.50 presale, $25 at the door). The show takes place on November 5, and doors open at 7 p.m.
Rusted Root is a six-member jam-centric rock band that transcends genres with influences from Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and parts of space still unidentified. With more than 3 million albums sold worldwide, Rusted Root has been crushing live shows with an energetic stage presence and incredible sound since their 1992 debut. The talented sound architects might blast eardrums with the high-paced jam "Ecstasy", soulfully bring the crowd "Back to the Earth", and perhaps even shindig on stage with the crowd favorite "Send Me on My Way", which happens to be NASA's choice as "wake-up" music for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
The concert is held at the historic Main Street Armory, a 5,000-seat venue that was built in 1905 for military use. This architectural fortress boasts a massive open space that generates impressive acoustics for live music, live theater, and lively gatherings of old men simultaneously smacking their lips.
While there are no user reviews or previews for Rusted Root's upcoming performance in Rochester on the Internet, the band has more than 11,000 Facebook fans.