Gifted musicians can cause their audiences to choke up with nothing more than a few poignant lyrics and expertly tossed guitar picks. Let the music obstruct your throat with this GrouponLive deal to see Gotye outdoors at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Woodlands. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in sections 104–111 on Thursday, October 11, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $55.55 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 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. Louisiana indie-poppers Givers add jaunty, Cajun-tinged melodies to the evening in tracks such as the bouncy “Up Up Up,” which was recently covered on the hit show Glee.