Musical improvisation is one of America's great artistic legacies, along with statues of apple pies and still-life paintings of sleeping baseball players. Pledge allegiance to unscripted performance with today's GrouponLive deal: for $23, you get one ticket to see O.A.R. at Comcast Theatre in Hartford on Friday, August 12, at 8 p.m. (a $29 value before fees, or up to a $45.50 value including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. and parking is included with the Groupon. Seating is located in the middle pavilion of section 400 or 800.
O.A.R., the prolific band behind hits such as “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker” and “Shattered (Turn the Car Around),” takes its jam-centric show on the road in support of its upcoming album, King. From humble beginnings to sold-out Madison Square Garden shows, the copious and acronymic crew of O.A.R. has garnered an armada of fans with its high-endurance live shows and infectious, non-sea-based shanties, sometimes stretching two-minute ditties into 20-minute opuses or releasing self-destructing concept albums. Sharing the spotlight, all seven rasta road warriors of SOJA repave the planet’s potholes with horn-heavy canticles of eco-asphalt, and singer Kelley James decorates eardrums with full-stop ragamuffin melodies.