Music is force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal for one G-Pass to see Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group at The Wiltern on Tuesday, July 3, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 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. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $32, you get one G-Pass for reserved mezzanine seating (up to an $62.50 value, including all fees).
- For $32, you get one G-Pass for reserved rear-floor or loge seating (up to a $73.90 value, including all fees).
Lyle Lovett has always been considered a peculiar fellow in the country-music scene. This lanky Texan, with his big curly hair and surly grimace, sure didn’t look like a typical country singer, but his eponymous debut record suggested otherwise, with its steely guitars, speedy fiddles, and soft Southern drawl coalescing into one of Rolling Stone's Top 100 Albums of the '80s. Although he would later win four Grammys in country music, his follow-up albums increasingly borrowed more and more from blues and big-band jazz, making his style harder to pin down than a pile of paper-bag puppets under a ceiling fan.
Lovett's entire catalog of songs takes listeners through the full spectrum of emotions, from the painfully honest heartbreaker “She’s Already Made Up Her Mind" to the tongue-in-cheek “She’s No Lady (She’s My Wife).” While somehow maintaining his down-to-earth appeal, his lyrics sometimes venture into strange, darker themes, such as the sensitivity of penguins ("Penguins"), hungry preachers that feast on doves ("Church"), and his Uncle Leon who lives in a closet ("Creep Like Me"). His impressive versatility allows him to strike a very different chord in anthems such as “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas),” which instigates statewide swing dances and makes the spirit of Bob Wills soar.
While on tour with the Acoustic Group, made up of pros from his prized Large Band, Lovett puts a punctuation mark on his 26 years with Curb Records in support of his latest album, Release Me. Lyle’s gilded croon and ageless song choices flow through the striking art-deco details of The Wiltern. Originally built in 1931 as a vaudeville house, the historic venue pulsates with live sounds while evoking memories of Hollywood’s golden age. As they make their way in, guests pause to gawk at the blue-green, terra-cotta-covered 12-story tower of the adjoining Pellissier Building or to catch vitamin D emanating from the ornate sunburst ceilings.
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.