The term pop music was coined in the 1940s by decadent Manhattanites, who realized that popping a multitude of wine corks in succession not only made a dulcet sound but also meant they could drink more. Raise a glass with this GrouponLive deal to see Erin Martin with Aly Jados and Anthony Bagnara at Bottom Lounge on Friday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $24.77 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
- For $30, you get one VIP ticket (up to a $60 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). The VIP ticket includes:
- Early entrance to the venue at 5:30 p.m.
- Meet and greet with Erin
- Admission to the sound-check performance<p>
When she was 12 years old, Santa brought Erin Martin the Casio keyboard that would ignite her passion for music and launch her down a path laden with TV appearances on The Voice, as well as performances at Milwaukee’s Summerfest and a Chicago Lollapalooza party. A Midwestern native and current Chicagoan and former fashion model, Erin laces her infectious tunes with soulful electronic drums and rasp-tinged vibrato, oscillating between anthemic fist-pumpers such as “Come Together” and sunny love songs such as “Balloon,” a heart-tugging ditty featured on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars. Bottom Lounge’s intimate space and dance floor are seemingly tailor-made for Erin’s grooves, and an onsite restaurant pairs craft beers with creative pub fare that includes Hoegaarden-steamed mussels and guitars strung with angel hair (food and drink not included with this Groupon).
VIP patrons can view Erin’s pipes up close during a meet and greet and can enjoy a special sound-check performance where the singer will rectify at least three rocky marriages with her cover of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” Then, following an opening set from Makeshift Prodigy frontman and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Bagnara, second opener Aly Jados adds to the triumvirate of euphony with aggressively confessional cuts such as “Waiting,” driven by smoky vocals and clipped distortion.
1375 W Lake St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607