Live music, unlike its cousin undead music, can be appreciated in direct sunlight and has no fear of garlic. Savor nonspooky tunes with today's GrouponLive deal: for $24, you get one general-admission lawn ticket to see ZZ Top at the Mt. Laurel Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Center in Tamiment on Saturday, August 20, at 8 p.m. (a $39 value before fees, or up to a $48.84 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 5 p.m.
Legendary Texas trio and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top have scratched the boogying itch of fans for more than 40 years with their slippery lyrics and blues-seared, buzz-sawing riffs. Unlike estranged trios such as Three Dog Night and Charlie's Angels, the impenetrable force of ZZ Top is still comprised of the same rigid core of electric mercenaries: Les Paul–wielding guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard, the historically beardless one. ZZ Top's adroit musical powers and Santa-shaming facial hair have made them a household name, boosting back-seat manufacturing revenues with classic rock staples such as "Legs" and "Tush." With a new album in the works and an Eliminator full of rocket fuel, ZZ Top's live show throbs with the thumping energy, guitar gymnastics, and sultry emotion of a motherly tiger tongue-bathing a baby electric fence.