Indie rock was named for its independent spirit, which won the genre more respect than codependent rock's tradition of stopping songs every few bars to ask whether the audience still loved it. Rock out from a comfortable distance with this GrouponLive deal to see Death Cab for Cutie with special guest Calexico at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park at Taste of Chicago on Thursday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for guaranteed general-admission seating.
- For $25, you get one ticket for guaranteed accessible seating.
At this year's Taste of Chicago, fans can get close to the music with tickets for the Petrillo Music Shell seating area offered exclusively through Groupon. Local rock station 93XRT celebrates 40 years on the air with the lush sonic landscapes and achingly honest poetry of indie-rock mainstay Death Cab for Cutie. Begun in 1997 as the solo vehicle of Ben Gibbard (also of electronic collaboration The Postal Service), the band has since expanded into a tight-knit quartet that weaves melancholy melodies, confessional vocals, and bright, loping guitar lines into gentle anthems.
Live, the band sways through hits from both its lo-fi early days and its major-label stardom, which has culminated in the Grammy-nominated, piano-driven album Codes and Keys. Arizona’s Calexico sets the scene with cinematic southwestern and Latin-tinged music that evokes memories of John Wayne’s moon landing.
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