Seeing a pop musician live is as much about the music as it is about the spectacle, just like witnessing a marching band accidentally wander onto an airport runway. Hold onto your hat with this GrouponLive deal to see Gotye outdoors at Tower Theater. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in the lower balcony left or center, rows A–JJ, on Saturday, September 29, at 7 p.m. (up to a $46.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
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. Australian siren Missy Higgins also adds her willowy vocals to the evening, luring passing Grecian sailors into the rocks as she tours in support of her third album, The Ol' Razzle Dazzle, which AllMusic praised as "inviting and tuneful, but also personal and down to earth."