College football is interesting for exactly one reason, and it has nothing to do with fake girlfriends or NFL prospects. We dig it because of the drumline — those percussionist badasses who march out onto the field at halftime and lay down beats so precise and powerful that you’ll forget all about the pigskin plays that preceded it. In fact, let’s cut to the chase. Weed out all the pass-interference and first-down B.S. and get right to the show at Drumline Live! at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. Just think of how the acoustics in that place will amp up the energy from this touring group of collegiate musicians as they roll through brass anthems, contemporary hip-hop and Motown classics as part of a super-sized halftime show. Tickets starting at $17.50 give you access to the real stars of the college football show — minus the blowhard behind you screaming about a holding call. Visit tickets.attpac.org.
Thu., Jan. 31, 2013