Most people appreciate bands that are loud and large, except for the man with the world’s biggest ear, who causes bands to break up because he prefers solo albums. Stick it to Gary with today’s GrouponLive deal to see The Polyphonic Spree at House of Blues New Orleans. For $12, you get one general-admission ticket on Monday, February 13, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The bastions of symphonic choral pop that form The Polyphonic Spree get heavy together as its merry constituents hit the road for “Phase One” of its You + Me tour. Led by enigmatic visionary Tim DeLaughter, the 20-plus members of The Polyphonic Spree refuse to cover their sparkling mouths, spreading contagious joy with therapeutic epics such as “Light and Day” and “Hold Me Now.” On its highly awaited tour, the psychedelic clown car of gregarious, robed Texans spreads the gospel of its upcoming record, along with classic tracks scribed from the belly of a rainbow. With bottomless energy and a noncombatant army of instruments, The Polyphonic Spree is best experienced live, like a first kiss or a first open-heart surgery. Starting the show, one-man media installation New Fumes auctioneers a collection of sonic paintings that sound fetching in mental foyers.
House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.