Gifted musicians can cause their audiences to choke up with nothing more than a few poignant lyrics and expertly tossed guitar picks. Let the music obstruct your throat with this GrouponLive deal to see Gotye outdoors at Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park. For $18, you get one G-Pass for general admission to the lawn on Sunday, October 7, at 7 p.m. (up to a $35.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Gotye is best known for delivering the haunting, finger-pointing lyrics of "Somebody That I Used to Know," but his new album, Making Mirrors, finds him working in a variety of moods, including on the joyful, Martha and the Vandellas–inspired “I Feel Better.” The new songs also incorporate more live instrumentation to expand on his usual paint box of intriguing vintage samples, as a 10-piece band will be joining him on his fall tour. "These are by far my most ambitious shows to date," he wrote on his Facebook page. "There will be no backing tracks used. All visuals will be triggered live.”
Renaissance man Jonti combines his talents as musician, arranger, and vocalist to create swirling sounds of electronic beauty during an opening set. Louisiana's Givers infuse Afrobeat flavors into their indie-pop stylings, perhaps a little too zealously for their instruments. As singer Tiffany Lamson told Rolling Stone, "I break my tambourines too easily to get attached."
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.