The thrill of seeing one's favorite musicians in concert often alleviates the stress of modern life and the sweaty delirium from contracting beatlemania. Enjoy an aural antidote with today's GrouponLive deal: for $21, you get one general-admission ticket to see Andrés Calamaro at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday, September 30, at 8 p.m. (a $45.50 value before fees, or up to a $59.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
Latin-Grammy-winning songsmith Andrés Calamaro charms ears with smooth rock tunes and tango-bred rhythms. Drawing on more than two decades of solo experience, as well as group music-making with Latin American rock outfit Los Rodriguez, Calamaro is able to shift tone and style with deft aplomb and the unpredictability of Two Face's jukebox selections. Love songs mix with odes to heartbreak and covers of classic tangos, keeping concertgoers captivated and eardrums on their toes. The concert will take place in the historic Hollywood Palladium, ensconcing listeners in the Art Deco splendor of the sprawling ballroom, providing plenty of space for tune-fueled dancing and impromptu chariot races.
The Hollywood Palladium
On Halloween 1940, hundreds of couples clad in suits and cocktail gowns flooded into a brand-new concert hall. Bas-relief pillars and crushed-velvet curtains flanked a bandstand that today would seem comically small, its curves echoed in a series of sweeping, backlit circles rippling across the ceiling and ending in a wrap-around balcony where guests could look down on the sea of elegantly coiffed heads. But most importantly, there was lots and lots of room to dance.
That’s remained true in the many decades since the Hollywood Palladium’s grand opening. Over the years, the venue has hosted everyone from Black Flag and The Ramones to The Offspring and Jay-Z, and though a flashy modern light and video system now fills the stage, it still looks out on a massive dance floor lit by anachronistic chandeliers. Of course, guests might well guess at this blend of modern spectacle and old-school panache just from the venue’s façade, whose enormous neon letters tower above the marquee’s list of the big names on deck that week.