Going to a concert can deepen your admiration for the musicians, especially during the drummer's 20-minute bottle-feeding of a baby goat. Strengthen your musical bond with this GrouponLive deal to see Ryan Leslie at the Phoenix Concert Theatre. For $15, you get one ticket for general admission on Friday, March 22, at 9 p.m. (up to a $27.80 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
"Carnival of Venice." "Rain in Australia." "Swiss Francs." What sound like entries in a travelogue are actually songs from R & B Renaissance man Ryan Leslie. The writer, producer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist has wowed fans and the Grammy committee alike with his globetrotting tunes. He got an early start on these endeavours after graduating from Harvard at 19, but it was growing up in eight cities on two continents that helped prepare Lewis for the jet-setting lifestyle that informs his silky ballads. Each one snakes into ears with a measured cadence of speech over darkly minor chords. Although he often name-checks cultural references and starts beefs with SkyMall, his most vulnerable lyrics discuss his romances, family members, and coming-of-age experiences.
Phoenix Concert Theatre
Three distinct sections comprise the 18,000 square feet of the Phoenix Concert Theatre. In the Main Room, concertgoers dance while bathed in the light emanating from a retractable projection screen. The space is anchored by five bars, including a 50-foot marble bar excavated from the ruins of ancient Greece's nightclub district. Overlooking the Main Room is the balcony of Le Loft, whose lounge seating, separate bar, and TVs form a more intimate environment. The Parlour has its own dance floor, light board, and sound system.