Music is the soundtrack to our lives--from the ballad you slow-danced to at senior prom to the ballad you slowly walked home alone to. Remember the good times with this GrouponLive deal to see Straight No Chaser at Ives Concert Park on Saturday, August 25, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $14, you get one ticket for the lawn (a $33.40 value, including fees).
- For $19, you get one ticket for seating in reserved prive level 2 (a $44 value, including fees).
- For $23, you get one ticket for seating in reserved prive level 1 (a $52.48 value, including fees).
- For $25, you get two tickets for the lawn (a $66.80 value, including fees).
- For $38, you get two tickets for seating in reserved prive level 2 (a $88 value, including fees).
- For $46, you get two tickets for seating in reserved prive level 1 (a $104.96 value, including fees).
Straight No Chaser does not want to look or sound like a stereotypical male a cappella group. Even though they formed while students at Indiana University, the 10 band members don't wear khakis or blue blazers, nor do they sing familiar college tunes like the fight song or the fine print on the dorm's meal plan. Instead, they blend their vocal harmonies and melodies with a catalog of classics and pop hits. "We take the music very seriously," original member Randy Stine says on their website, "we just don't take ourselves too seriously." This playfulness fuels its willingness to take risks and cover some of the most ambitious contemporary acts.
On its 2010 album, With a Twist, the group’s titanium-strong pipes amplify the anguish in Coldplay's "Fix You," and mimic Anthony Kiedis’s rap-sing cadence in the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Under the Bridge,” all without having to remove their shirts and sing bare-chested. In some of their most popular renditions, they interweave music by two or more artists, as heard in their Michael Jackson/Bell Biv DeVoe mash-up, "Billie Jean/Poison," in which they beatbox, rattle, and hiss the iconic opening of Michael Jackson's hit single off the album Thriller.