Seeing a concert in a smaller venue lets fans get close to the stage so they can lock eyes with the lead singer and watch the spinning of the hamster wheels that power most amplifiers. Applaud for tiny tuneful helpers with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get a concert outing to see The Lauren Wolf Band at Goose Island Wrigleyville on Saturday, January 7, at 9 p.m. (a $30 total value). Doors open at 8 p.m. The outing includes the following:
- One general-admission ticket (an $8 value)
- A signed copy of the band’s CD, All My Secrets (a $14 value)
- Photo and meet-and-greet session with The Lauren Wolf Band (an $8 value)
- Four total performances, including performances by Funk in the Trunk, John Charles Weston, and St. Jimmy Presents<p>
Lauren Wolf’s bluesy blend of rock and soul captivates listeners with high-energy performances and gold-plated vocal cords that have drawn comparisons to Janis Joplin and Joss Stone. Having emerged from her hometown of Chicago’s theater scene, Lauren caught the ear of two-time Grammy winner Rob Christie in 2009, when she won a citywide singing competition and simultaneous bake-off. In June 2011, Lauren released her first full-length album, All My Secrets, recording a mix of originals and covers—including Joplin’s “Move Over” and Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy”—with a session band whose members have played with Josh Groban and Alice Cooper. After the show, fans nab a signed copy of the album before meeting Lauren and the band for a photo.
Funk in the Trunk sets the groove with sounds sourced from Paris, Latin America, and George Clinton’s home planet. Sharing the top of the bill, acoustic storyteller John Charles Weston and Green Day tribute band St. Jimmy Presents will rock the Goose Island stage with styles more assorted than a bag of trail mix passed around a mosh pit.
The Lauren Wolf Band
A 15-year veteran of the Chicago theater community, Lauren Wolf returned to the Second City after recording her debut album All My Secrets in LA in 2011. Backed by a talented band—including Josh Groban’s guitarist Ricky Z—the singer and single mother has graced the stage at The House of Blues, Hard Rock Cafe, and Mayne Stage, drawing comparisons to Janis Joplin for her powerful pipes. Lauren soulfully croons lyrics inspired by her personal struggles and unfinished macramé projects set to upbeat rhythms influenced by the music of the '60s, '70s, and '80s.